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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:10 AM

Trump knocks 'Radical Left smear machine' after Goya boycott calls

Source: The Hill

President Trump knocked the “Radical Left smear machine” on Wednesday after several people called for a boycott of Goya Foods after the CEO praised the president last week.

The president tweeted that the company “is doing GREAT,” adding that “The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!”

Goya Foods has faced scrutiny in the past few days after the CEO Robert Unanue said during a speech at the White House last week that the U.S. is “truly blessed” to have “a leader like President Trump.”

Unanue’s speech sparked the hashtags #BoycottGoya and #GoyaFoods to trend on social media after people criticized the company known for selling Latin American supplies like garbanzo beans.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/507410-trump-knocks-radical-left-smear-machine-after-goya-boycott-calls

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Reply Trump knocks 'Radical Left smear machine' after Goya boycott calls (Original post)
brooklynite Jul 15 OP
bluedye33139 Jul 15 #1
NurseJackie Jul 15 #3
soothsayer Jul 15 #7
Tom Rinaldo Jul 15 #10
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 15 #15
NurseJackie Jul 15 #21
snowybirdie Jul 15 #17
LiberalFighter Jul 15 #33
NurseJackie Jul 15 #2
tanyev Jul 15 #4
bluedye33139 Jul 15 #6
Squinch Jul 15 #20
Flaleftist Jul 15 #26
NurseJackie Jul 15 #28
marble falls Jul 15 #30
NurseJackie Jul 15 #31
marble falls Jul 15 #32
Flaleftist Jul 15 #35
bucolic_frolic Jul 15 #5
jimfields33 Jul 15 #8
bucolic_frolic Jul 15 #9
Kris Mac Jul 15 #11
Backseat Driver Jul 15 #14
Squinch Jul 15 #19
marble falls Jul 15 #22
Backseat Driver Jul 15 #12
bringthePaine Jul 15 #13
ck4829 Jul 15 #16
Squinch Jul 15 #18
marble falls Jul 15 #24
greenjar_01 Jul 15 #23
marble falls Jul 15 #25
greenjar_01 Jul 15 #27
marble falls Jul 15 #29
ouija Jul 15 #34

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:11 AM

1. I can't believe it, but I'm still shocked by the scumminess if this Administration

And I never thought that my household would be boycotting Goya! Who would have thunk it.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:16 AM

3. Our family STILL isn't buying Barilla for their CEO's anti-gay comments.

It was an opportunity to try new products and we found that DeCecco is actually better tasting (and better texture) than Barilla.

And if DeCecco doesn't have what we need, I'll buy the store-brand or other "off brand" before picking up Barilla again.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:27 AM

7. Oh good, hate barilla, love DeCecco

Barilla is the Budweiser of pastas

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:32 AM

10. This was a (pleasant) eye opener for me regarding the Barilla boycott. Very worth noting:

Barillla has had one of the best company turnaround stories I've ever seen. When I stumbled upon it I wrote this DU OP:

"OK, I'm willing to start buying Barilla Pasta again"
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213301106


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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:58 AM

15. Thanks for that. It proves boycotts can work. On to Goya. . . . nt

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:30 AM

21. Yes. I'd seen that already. Thanks.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:12 AM

17. Ha, me too

Adding Goya to my no buy list now.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:24 PM

33. I think it bought it once but I prefer Muellers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:14 AM

2. RW nut-jobs will buy Goya in droves... to compensate for our boycott. HOWEVER...

RW nut-jobs will buy Goya in droves... to compensate for our boycott. HOWEVER... they'll quickly forget and it will fall by the wayside. We, on the other hand, will remember.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:18 AM

4. Yep. Goya was a brand I favored, mostly because it is based in a blue state

and because it targets Hispanics, I assumed it would be a better choice than a brand based in a red state. Now that I know I was 100% wrong, I will not be buying from them again.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:23 AM

6. "I have a hankering for arroz amarillo y tostones," Trump people will be saying

Y mafongo.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:21 AM

20. Right wing nut jobs don't have a lot of recipes that call for sazon.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:10 PM

26. Yep.

A RWinger on my FB posted a picture of him holding up a can of Goya beans with him smirking. I bet that's the only can he ever buys.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:21 PM

28. Ivanka loves Goya, too.




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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:24 PM

30. Spokesmodel. One more thing Ivanks does in a half assed manner. What do you bet she's never used ...

a can opener in her life.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #30)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:26 PM

31. She's no Carol Merrill, that's for sure.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 01:09 PM

32. 'Course Carol Merril had some things going for her: personality, charactor, warmth, depth ...

you know, human qualities.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 04:37 PM

35. So that's a thing? lol That's just going to strengthen the boycotters' resolve

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:20 AM

5. The brand is dissolving before our eyes

No recovery from this. It will not be forgotten.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:28 AM

8. The workers will suffer

The CEO is probably a millionaire. I’m sure he cares buts it’s the workers who will lose their jobs. And in this economy? Yieks.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:29 AM

9. Hypartisanship from the President is an untested gambit

They will all campaign in a partisan manner. THIS is over the top, and I doubt Americans, other than MAGAzis, will be receptive to such caterwauling.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:45 AM

11. Meanwhile in Crazy Town Ivanka tweets this.

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Response to Kris Mac (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:57 AM

14. Hmmm...perhaps using a psychology of revenge???

https://www.fooddive.com/news/report-goya-foods-rejects-sale-to-retain-family-leadership/568146/


Report: Goya Foods rejects sale to retain family leadership

New Jersey-based and family-owned Goya Foods decided it will not sell the company to the Carlyle Group, according to The New York Post. The newspaper quoted sources saying the Unanue family wanted to continue running the Latin American food giant after the sale, but the private equity firm wanted to take over and take Goya public.

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Response to Kris Mac (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:20 AM

19. I think I see the devil seeping out of Princess Bodybags's eyes.

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Response to Kris Mac (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 11:58 AM

22. She meant to say Goya is all "right".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:52 AM

12. Then again...Some of Goya's bean products/ingredients have been tested for glyphosate

Lab results: ND (not detected). While other brands and ingredients therein show huge ppm

https://www.ewg.org/research/glyphosate-hummus/


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 09:57 AM

13. there is not - indeed cannot be - anything "radical" in categorically rejecting Trump and his ilk

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:07 AM

16. Isn't Goya a private company with free market competitors?

I wonder how they must feel with the govt pimping them and giving them free advertising? Free market, right?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 10:17 AM

18. LOL! If he says they're doing great, they must really be hurting.

I know my latino friends AND Jamaican friends are heartbroken about not using Goya any more (Really. It's a real "home" thing, a "mom's cooking" thing, that a few of my friends have said is very hard to give up.) but they are determined to boycott and not go back.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:04 PM

24. I'm an Anglo trying to figure out what other brands to use. I've been useing dried beans instead ...

cans, but in a pinch its nice to have a can or two of their black beans or red beans to go to. I've been a major fan for three decades, I am willing to go cold turkey, I've got AOC's adobo sauce recipe, I can use more expensive organic ingredients. But I admit this is tough because they make good and inexpensive products. I sure hope another Hispanic source pops up.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:00 PM

23. The Hill always finds a way to amplify Trump quotations while pretending to journalism

Amplify, amplify, amplify.

Put it in the headline.

Not everybody was born yesterday.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:08 PM

25. I thought I was the only one. I am tired of them being headline only. The stories almost ...

never live up to the headline.

They could save a lot of money if they just posted bullet point headlines and no story.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:18 PM

27. It's a strategy of amplification

You put the content you want to repeat over and over again in the headline (in this case "Radical Left Smear Machine" ) , then write whatever anodyne content you want about it. The headline repeats in newsfeeds and in places like this (it helps if some folks always post these stories), and gets that amplification and traction. Over and over and over. It's not a bug, but a feature.

Note how many The Hill headline include specific content that the Trump campaign wants repeating across networks. They do it deliberately.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #27)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 12:22 PM

29. I'd never go to them for in depth or breaking news. They do seem to write their headslines ...

pro-Trumpishly.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #29)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:45 PM

34. Funny

I thought he just called this free speech?

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