Over the last decade we have seen a number of costly business decisions made for no other reason than a minority of people, the "politically correct" crowd, otherwise known as the "perpetually outraged" crowd, screamed the loudest over some type of imaginary and manufactured offense.
Since it is December, we'll start with the bad business decisions on the part of retailers to start using the term "Happy Holidays" rather than Merry Christmas in their advertisements, calling a Christmas tree and "Holiday" tree, or disallowing their employees to wish shoppers a Merry Christmas, insisting they say "Happy Holidays."
Many businesses discovered the hard way, through the loss of business, that Americans as a whole, are not as "tolerant" regarding the war on Christmas, than the loud mouths trying to erase Christ from Christmas, in the very month that Christ's birth is celebrated.
Organizations fighting back against this war on Christmas started their "Naughty or Nice" lists, highlighting the companies that didn't not buckle to the politically correct crowd, as well as those that did, and slowly but surely, some of those that suffered financially for their misguided decisions started reversing them.
THE COST OF APPEASING THE SNOWFLAKES
This brings us to a bigger issue of how companies are making very bad business decisions to appease a minority of snowflakes that manage to find something to be offended over, daily.
One host claimed "It wasn't really our decision. It's the decision of our listeners." According to the Fox News' report, the station claims they took a poll on their website and the majority of their listeners voted in favor of removing the song, but those results were not posted to the website.
The station did put out a public poll on the Star 102 Cleveland Facebook page, asking their listeners "Should we play 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' during the holiday season?" Out of more than 8.4 thousands votes, an overwhelming 94 percent of their listeners said "Yes, it's a classic," with only 6 percent saying "No, it's inappropriate."
The station is being shredded in the comment section of that poll, with the overwhelming majority of the nearly 1,000 comments tearing into them for allowing six percent of their snowflake listeners force them to remove the Academy Award winning song from their line up.
Maybe the 94 percent of their listeners that voted to keep the song in their line up, should call them at (216) 578-1021 and request the song.
Recently we reported that liberals were up in arms over another Christmas classic, 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer,' calling it "problematic, but it isn't just Christmas those "addicted to outrage" are attacking. They recently attacked the decades old "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," calling it racist.
The radio station's decision is a perfect example of companies and businesses failing to learn from the mistakes of other businesses that allowed a small minority of loud mouthed snowflakes to dictate their businesses decisions.
For example, look at the NFL, where a small minority of players decided to kneel during the National Anthem as a protest, just to see their ratings crash, along with attendance at their live games. NFL officials allowed the minority of players protesting to ruin it for them all.
Another example is Dick's Sporting Good's, which allowed the loud mouthed screaming Mimi's from the "gun control" crowd to influence their decision to remove weapons from their lines, raise the age limit for sale, and watched their stocks plummet, along with their sales.
The transgender bathroom controversy is another great example of policy decisions being made to appease the 0.6% of adults in the United States that identify as transgender by attempting to force the majority of the population to accept having people of the opposite sex allowed in the bathrooms specified for one sex. The cost of the amount of business many of these companies lost over their appeasement policy, could have most likely paid for a third bathroom choice for transgenders a hundred times over.
The examples are never ending, each day we browse the news, or observe social media users, or comment sections and we see some that are incapable of "seeing" anything good because all they look for is the bad in life, hunting for something to be miserable about so they can loudly complain, and make others as miserable as they are.
Make no mistake, we all get outraged over something in life, but there is a noticeable difference in how the majority of people deal with their outrage in comparison to the liberal snowflake crowd, who seem to think that their outrage, their offense, is reason enough for companies to have to change their policies.
In the case of the Ohio radio station, rather than buckling to their six percent, over the objections of the 94 percent, the poor little offended snowflakes should have been told, change the station if you don't like a song.
Instead, the station buckled, which will encourage that six percent to scream louder the next time to force the company to make a decision that ultimately will cost them their audience, as the comments in that thread showed clearly, where they said, fine, we will listen to another station, bye.
That is the cost of appeasement to a loud mouthed minority of chronic complainers.
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