Beloved Restaurant Turns on Fox News But Not Saudi Arabia
However, the company continues to profit from its business in Saudi Arabia, despite the country's abysmal human rights and long record of state-sponsored terrorism. (The Daily Caller)
Saudi Arabia’s repeated human rights violations include “unlawful killings,” “official gender discrimination against women” and “criminalization of same sex sexual activity,” according to the U.S. State Department.
The State Department also notes that the forced labor of immigrant workers is a significant human rights issue in Saudi Arabia.
Left-wing activists pressured advertisers to boycott Carlson’s show after he said liberals believe America has a “moral obligation to admit the world’s poor … even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
Carlson, a co-founder of The Daily Caller News Foundation, made the comment in reference to migrant caravans making their way through Mexico.
Organizations including ThinkProgress and Media Matters used the controversy to pressure Carlson's sponsors to abandon ship.