Skip to comments.Sportsmen's Show Sole Remaining Sponsors: Progressive & Comcast (Boycott Working!!!)
Posted on 01/22/2013 1:12:19 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
It looks more and more like Flo from Progressive Insurance will be watching the Bloomberg Network on Comcast by herself at the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show. This comes after Reed Exhibitions, a UK based company, prohibited the display and sale of certain tactical weapons, high-cap magazines and would not allow vendors to display logos of some American manufacturers that vendors sell.
A boycott of the show by conservative sportsmen and businesses throughout the country continues to gain momentum. The show originally had Cabelas, The Outdoors Channel as sponsors, now the sole remaining sponsors are Progressive Insurance and Comcast - two very liberal companies.
The boycott is all over the news and local radio talk shows in Central PA. A Facebook page for the boycott has gained over 10,000 friends in the last several days. This far surpasses the Show's official Facebook page.
Nearly all guest speakers and celebs have boycotted the show, causing the promoter to change their website graphics at the last minute to basically look barren.
This is a huge win for thousands of conservatives working behind the scenes make the boycott work to protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
Good one, funny.
ok so the thompson booth is gone too?
CPUSA and the DNC will share a booth at the show. In related news, Media Matters has agreed to cover the event and has been given 2 segments on 60 minutes.
Ping for later entertainment. Thank God companies still have the cahones to put principles first.
There is a coordinated effort clear one corner of a hall to an entire hall to all of the halls at the show. There are a lot of people making this boycott work.
They are being Chick-Fil-A’ed!
Rumor has it that Reed is threatening to sue those companies that are pulling out. If true, this is hurting them more than even I thought.
Reed Exhibitions itself is a huge target for a broader boycott, so many exhibitions and tradeshows. I suspect they’d not be too thrilled about being made a pariah by half the US population numerically and more than that as far as attendance, registered buyers and exhibitors.
A year is a lot of time for motivated major players to pull together an alternative to the SHOT Show and ESOS, both of which are under Reed. Might want to put them in a gun-friendly red state, for starters.
I hope that in the long run, those that are standing for the 2nd Amendment will receive regular business, and those who don't, we'll they can go out of business.
That is what should happen
Jamie Gray - Gold Medalist - Pulls Out of The ESOS
With all these companies bailing out, the show should be cancelled. IMO, that is EXACTLY what the gun grabbers and libs want, to shut down the sale of guns. Unless I am missing something, it looks more like a win for the libs than anyone else.
I think it was cancelled. I remember a big thread about it.
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