The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Politics of the Brands You Buy

L.L. Bean faced a boycott from some liberal customers after it was revealed that a granddaughter of the founder donated thousands to a PAC supporting Trump. Listeners call to share whether or not the brands they buy reflect their politics.

@BrianLehrer I am absolutely committed to supporting companies that pay fair wages, benefits and manufacture in US
Have been for decades

— sherry (@shertno) January 19, 2017

@BrianLehrer we vote everyday with our $
We support good service
We support good products
Your last caller said it all.
Good segment

— J N Hahn (@HatHunter) January 19, 2017

Boycotting is an absurd word to describe "not choosing LLBean" Simply consumer choice requiring zero sacrifice by consumer. @BrianLehrer

— Julie Raimondi (@JulieRaimondi) January 19, 2017

@BrianLehrer Boycott Trump app has a nice long list of companies supporting Trump.

— Sabrina Small (@sabrinasmallart) January 19, 2017


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