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Failed comedian but successful CEO upset at McD’s because… rayciss!

03 Oct

Story and commentary here:

Posted September 30, 2022.

David T. Wright: It’s tough being McDonald’s these days. On the one hand you’ve got the FTC coming after you following complaints by franchise owners that they’re forced to buy ice cream machines that don’t work. Then your CEO is caught diddling the staff, against company policy, and has to be fired, with ensuing legal headaches. Then there are the accusations that you target young blacks and other people of color in your advertising and force them to eat your food, damaging their health. On top of that, some of those same young people of color seem to think that it’s okay to go berserk and tear up your place or shoot your employees because they’re not happy about the service, or they’re offended by another customer, or just for fun. And just to put the cherry on the cake, you get sued by a billion-dollar “black-owned business” not because you advertise too much to blacks, but because you advertise too little.

That’s right. Allen Media Broadcasting, run by a black man named Byron Allen (who calls himself a “comedian, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist”), is complaining that it is suffering discrimination by McDonald’s. McDonald’s, it seems, has violated “civil rights” laws by not buying the required amount of advertising from Allen Media.

Just to be clear, Allen Media is a big entertainment and news media conglomerate. It owns the Weather Channel, the Weather Channel En Espanol, Comedy TV, Cars TV, ES TV (whatever that is), and five other channels. Also, according to its website, it produces successful movies. This is not your basic little YouTube channel, and Mr. Allen does not seem to be hurting for money. After all, he calls himself a “mogul.” Nevertheless, he feels injured because, he says, McDonald’s has relegated his enterprises to an “African-American tier” of their advertising budget, because of the race of its founder and CEO:

This is about economic inclusion of African American-owned businesses in the U.S. economy. McDonald’s takes billions from African American consumers and gives almost nothing back. The biggest trade deficit in America is the trade deficit between White corporate America and Black America, and McDonald’s is guilty of perpetuating this disparity. The economic exclusion must stop immediately.

I’m not sure what Allen means by “gives nothing back.” Does he mean that black people hand over their money, expecting a Big Mac and fries, and get nothing? If so, why do they keep going back? Do they drive up to the window and just throw cash at the clerk and drive away empty-handed? If they do, whose fault is that?

Despite the fact that this lawsuit looks like a blatant shakedown, it seems the federal judge hearing the case doesn’t see it that way. If it’s successful, it will open up a whole new vista for race grifters, making Jesse Jackson’s Operation Push look small time. Pretty soon there will be mandatory quotas called “voluntary goals,” under which businesses of all sizes will be required to hand over a portion of their operating expenses to “black-owned” operations, most of them existing for just that purpose. And so America’s descent into Third World status will accelerate.

Meanwhile, I’m a little hazy on how buying advertising from Allen Media will address this “trade deficit” with Black America. Will Mr. Allen use the funds to give money to black people who need it, or will he spend them on a new corporate jet? Perhaps he’ll drive around poor black neighborhoods in the comfort of his stretch limo — no doubt with a built-in bar — throwing money to a grateful crowd, like a Roman emperor at a triumph. Ω

I remember, back in the ’90s, Byron Allen launched his own late-night show, thinking he could ride on Arsenio Hall’s coattails, as the next successful black American late-night T.V. host

He couldn’t, because he was dull and boring.

Now, he’s a successful businessman; I had no idea!

But he’s a whiner, because rayciss!

I don’t like when I am forced to feel sympathy for McD’s.

Actually, no, I don’t.

Screw ’em both.

 

14 responses to “Failed comedian but successful CEO upset at McD’s because… rayciss!

  1. Will S.

    October 3, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Griftas gon grift.

     
  2. fuzziewuzziebear

    October 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    I think the moral here is to never get so successful that you become a target for these people.

     
  3. dave snope

    October 3, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Where can I find a list of all black owned businesses so I can boycot them all?

     
    • Will S.

      October 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm

      Hey, they’re out there; you can probably even download such as an app!

      They exist for women-owned businesses, I know that…

       
    • feeriker

      October 3, 2022 at 7:16 pm

      Most “black-owned businesses” make it impossible for you to NOT know that that’s what they are, and are so notoriously awful in their quality of products and services that even most black people try to avoid them if at all possible.

       
      • Will S.

        October 3, 2022 at 9:42 pm

        🙂

         
  4. feeriker

    October 3, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Despite the fact that this lawsuit looks like a blatant shakedown, it seems the federal judge hearing the case doesn’t see it that way.

    I don’t why ANYBODY puts any faith whatsoever in this country’s hopelessly corrupt and broken “legal system,” one that is run by legal incompetents (at best) and Marxist grifters (at worst). Seriously, any decision made by one of these black-robed scumbags that does not clearly accord with Constitutional law needs to be met with a response of “F*CK YOU, AND GO TO HELL!” It’s past time that we stopped recognizing the authority of these broken, corrupt, and CRIMINAL bodies!

     
  5. feeriker

    October 3, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    I’m not sure what Allen means by “gives nothing back.” Does he mean that black people hand over their money, expecting a Big Mac and fries, and get nothing? If so, why do they keep going back? Do they drive up to the window and just throw cash at the clerk and drive away empty-handed? If they do, whose fault is that?

    As with everything else, they feel entitled to McDonald’s food and services.

    I do.not.understand why people continue to patronize businesses that they feel despise them or disrespect them (I sure the heck don’t, and neither should anyone else). It’s not as if there aren’t other MUCH BETTER fast food restaurant alternatives to McD’s out there (who probably don’t despise their Black customers like McD’s does [/sarc]). What, does Black America feel that it’s not being recognized as sufficiently supportive and appreciative of America’s largest and WORST fast food franchise?

    Here’s a suggestion for Mr. Byron Allen (yeah, I remember his short-lived 1990s TV talk show): take some of that big stack o’ cash you’ve got and branch out into the fast food business. Launch a competitor to McD’s that “gives back” to its Black customers something other than diabetes and indigestion, or whatever it is that Black folk think they should be getting in exchange for their Abes, Alexes, and Thomases other than greasy, inedible food.

    C’mon, man, do it. Besting McD’s wouldn’t be difficult.

     
    • Will S.

      October 3, 2022 at 9:43 pm

      That’s such a brilliant suggestion, fee; alas, because it is, it has zero chance of ever being implemented. 😉

       
      • feeriker

        October 3, 2022 at 10:30 pm

        Of course not. No one is interested in solutions, just prolonging problems.

         
      • Will S.

        October 3, 2022 at 10:34 pm

        Alas…

         
    • dave snope

      October 4, 2022 at 1:41 pm

      The problem is when a fast food restaurant begin catering to blacks the food goes to shit. That’s what happened to McDonalds, to Popeyes, and would happen to this guy’d chain too if he made one. But why does this happen? Is it because they get robbed more often, or because they hear so many “ooo ut uh I know you dinnen” complaints about nothing that they just cease caring? Or is it because they hire only blacks?

       

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