Rupert Murdoch Calls For The Irish To Boycott 'Guinness' For Supporting Equality

There are creeps and then there is Rupert Murdoch. He's made sure that Fox News drives a wedge between decency and Bircheresque insanity and his hosts and guest do their jobs well. He always makes sure that big businesses are treated like royalty that we all must bow down to. I thought that made him another big free market a-hole, didn't you?

Since Guinness made a decision to not participate in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade to support a pro-equality view all on their own, why is he attacking them for it?

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch charged that gay groups had "bullied" Guinness into pulling out of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade, calling for a boycott of the Irish brewer.

Guinness announced on March 16 that it would not participate in the parade, citing the event's exclusion of gay and lesbian groups. "Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all. We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year's parade," the company said in a statement.

Murdoch denounced the decision on Twitter, writing that he hoped "all Irish boycott the stuff"

Where will this end? Guinness pulls out of a religious parade bullied by gay orgs who try to take it over. Hope all Irish boycott the stuff.

Murdoch's attack on Guinness' pro-equality stance comes after Fox News personalities repeatedly assailed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for not participating in the event and justified the parade's anti-gay discrimination by citing the existence of gay pride parades


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