At the Washington Examiner, "Coke caves in face of Democratic boycott threat."
And at Legal Insurrection, "Conservatives better wake up to anti-conservative boycott movements":
The group Color of Change just intimidated Coca-Cola into dropping its corporate sponsorship of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group which helps draft model state laws on a variety of conservative issues.Keep reading.
There has been a determined effort by left-wing groups in the past couple of years to demonize ALEC, and Color of Change seized on the issue of voter identification laws.
Here’s how it works. An issue which is neutral, such as voter i.d. laws, is portrayed as racist and hostile to minorities. The advertiser then is confronted with a flood of social media contracts threatening, sometimes implicitly and sometimes explicitly, with a boycott for supporting “racist” laws.
There are few corporations, not even ones as large as Coca-Cola, which can risk being labeled “racist” or as “supporting racism” regardless of how inaccurate and outlandish the accusations. It is toxic, and groups like Media Matters and Color of Change know it.
Faced with the accusation and thousands or tens of thousands of people who are willing to spread the lie, the corporation caves in to the pressure and withdraws the advertising or sponsorship.
This is exactly what happened when Color of Change a organized a massive social media campaign against Coca Cola on April 4...
This is all about bullying and lies, which makes for some particularly despicable politics.
MORE: At Maggie's Notebook, "Coke Pulls Support for Voter ID in Face of Dem Boycott: Folded in 5 Hours – James Clyburn Heads Voter ID Boycott."