RantCrush Top 5: June 6, 2016
Welcome to the RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through the top five controversial and crazy stories in the world of law and policy each day. So who is ranting and who is raving today? Check it out below:
Online news, quiz, and listicle giant Buzzfeed is pulling out of a massive $1.3 million advertising deal with the Republican National Committee to protest Donald Trump’s rhetoric. Buzzfeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti stated:
Earlier today, BuzzFeed informed the RNC that we would not accept Trump for President ads and that we would be terminating our agreement with them. The Trump campaign is directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world and in some cases, such as his proposed ban on international travel for Muslims, would make it impossible for our employees to do their jobs.
Peretti also said:
However, in some cases we must make business exceptions: we don’t run cigarette ads because they are hazardous to our health, and we won’t accept Trump ads for the exact same reason.
Good for you, Buzzfeed!