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There’s a reason politicians and athletes sit down with the same interviewer repeatedly. Most wealthy and powerful individuals are frauds. So if they should converse with a host who doesn’t have their back entirely, that host may expose them.
Earlier this year, progressive ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s opted to halt ice cream sales in “Occupied Palestinian Territory,” the West Bank and Gaza Strip. To defend the company’s position, its co-founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, spoke to Axios on HBO Sunday.
First, Axios’ Alexi McCammond asked the duo why the company doesn’t remove their ice cream sales from Israel altogether.
“Well, I disagree with the U.S. policy, we couldn’t stop selling in the [entire] U.S.,” Cohen responded.
Since that’s the case, McCammond then wondered why Ben & Jerry’s still sells ice cream in red U.S. states, which have policies they oppose.
“You guys are big proponents of voting rights,” McCammond asks. “Why do you still sell ice cream in Georgia? Texas, abortion bans. Why are you still selling there?”
Hold on tight as you watch:
Car-crash interview by @benandjerrys founders showing why their Israel boycott is wrong-headed, unfair and yes – discriminatory. No wonder States and customers are dropping them. @unilever ought to act to reverse this – and quickly. pic.twitter.com/fCpJJfqtXa
— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) October 11, 2021
Cohen has no idea why, nor is he sincere in the political convictions his company espouses.
Cohen and Greenfield are no different than other high-profile company faces, their only role now that they’ve given up control of Ben & Jerry’s. Their politics are opportunistic, not authentic. Corporate faces are afraid of the outrage mob, or whatever the group calls itself, and people like Cohen and Greenfield will do whatever it takes to appease the Left proactively.
Cohen didn’t have an answer for Axios’ question because he had never thought about it. He never cared. Cohen only knows that taking a progressive viewpoint is the quickest way to earn a free pass from the Leftist mob.
“Uhm, the progressives can’t get us if we agree with them, can they, Jerry?” is probably how the conversation went.
That explains why the two old guys are unconcerned about the narrative that Ben & Jerry’s promotes anti-Semitism with its stance on Israel. To angry liberal journalists, fighting back against anti-Semitism is hardly advantageous enough for their time.
So what’s worse: this interview or President Joe Biden’s last chat with George Stephanopoulos? You must choose.