David Hogg Tries Extortion, Fails Miserably

  • 2018-05-26
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN
David Hogg Tries Extortion, Fails Miserably
By Barry Stock (BSTK7217) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Anti-gun extremist David Hogg’s attempt to extort cash from a major grocery chain ended in failure this as the threatened boycott resulted in a spike of support and business.

Hogg threatened the iconic Florida grocery chain Publix over reports the company donated a total of $670,000 to Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam.

“I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman [sic] to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.

Any third grader knows 670,000 doubled is 1,330,000. Not 1 million. Earlier this year Hogg complained he couldn’t get into several colleges.

A day earlier Hogg ordered his online followers to harass Publix employees and forcibly disrupt business unless they handed over the cash.

.@Publix is a #NRASellOut. In Parkland we will have a die in the Friday (the 25th) before memorial day weekend. Starting at 4pm for 12 min inside our 2 Publix stores. Just go an lie down starting at 4. Feel free to die in with us at as many other @Publix as possible,” Hogg tweeted.

Rather than bow to Hogg’s extortion demands, Publix stood by Putnam and their donations.

“As the hometown candidate, Publix has had a long-standing relationship with Commissioner Putnam. We support pro-business candidates, and believe Commissioner Putnam will make a great governor,” said company spokesman Brian West.

And rather than see a dropoff in business, Publix was met with an outpouring of public support. Thousands, using the hashtag #istandwithpublix, have praised the company’s generous charitable donations and have been tweeting photos of their Friday receipts.

Hogg himself backed down from his own orders. Rather than hold a “die-in” inside stores, he posed for cameras in a parking lot outsides and defaced the pavement with fake “body” outlines.
 Source: AAN
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