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WATCH: Ben & Jerry’s Caught In Political Lie, All About The Money

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The founders of the popular ice cream Ben & Jerry’s have found themselves at the center of controversy over their latest interview with Axios on HBO. It is nothing new that both founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, haven’t owned control of the company for some time, yet they continue to support their progressive movements. In July, Ben & Jerry’s announced they would not be selling ice cream in the West Bank, due to Israel claiming the territory. Again, the two founders applauded the move, but as you are about to see, when it comes down to it – it’s all about the money.

During the interview, reporter Alexi McCammond asked Cohen, “If you disagree with the Israeli government policy, why not just stop sales completely?”

Cohen, already knowing he would be asked this, politely answered, “Well, I disagree with the U.S. policy. We couldn’t stop selling in the U.S. Now, I think it’s fine to be involved with a country, to be a citizen of a country, and to protest some of the country’s actions. And that’s essentially what we’re doing in terms of Israel. We hugely support Israel’s right to exist, but we are against a particular policy.”

Believing that would be the end of it, the founders were surprisingly startled when McCammond pressed the matter with a brilliant setup, “You guys are big proponents of voting rights. Why do you still sell ice cream in Georgia? Texas — abortion bans. Why are you still selling there?” 

In a matter of a few seconds, McCammond completely destroyed the founder’s narrative that it isn’t about money, it’s about doing the right thing. 

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Knowing his brand and image were about to take a hit, Cohen tried to save the interview but McCammond had already set the hook. “I don’t know,” Cohen said with a long pause. “It’s an interesting question. I don’t know what that would accomplish. We’re working on those issues, of voting rights. … I think you ask a really good question. And I think I’d have to sit down and think about it for a bit.”

While the founders might be proponents of the liberal agenda, when it comes down to it, the reason they wouldn’t stop selling ice cream in America is simple – financial ruin.

This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on October 12, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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sackwack
sackwack
12 days ago

Money hungry hypocrites. Their ice cream sucks.

NavVet
NavVet
12 days ago

Haven’t bought Ben and Jerry’s for years, won’t start now, and it’s not about the money

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
12 days ago

the ben and jerry ice cream – never had it, never will. Same goes of starbuck coffee. Some things I just do not buy no matter what. A fancy name/brand carries a higher price because of the fancy name/brand but is probably no better than other brands.

T.Dayton
T.Dayton
11 days ago

Libs are duplicitous. They are all for the D RAT agenda if IT DOESN’T COST THEM MONEY. Well, I don’t buy their overpriced ice cream and their politics suck. It’s the same for all the billionaires who claim they are liberal but give away less than Grandma does at church. Two-faced. And while we are at it, what about the fantasy that Hunter Binden doesn’t know who his buyers are for his “art” and Creepy is proud of him. Kings of corruption. D RATS are corruption, look at Queen Nancy and her many millions. An artist, should make all real artists puke.

Skyler
Skyler
10 days ago

You have the power, just stop buying their products and they go belly up. Then little by little they fade into the background because they realize they are irrelevant.