The House Natural Resources Committee has got Patagonia’s number.
No, Patagonia is not the savior of America’s protected wild spaces. It’s just another greedster corporation with an overpriced logo, trying to make a fast buck by jumping on the anti-Trump bandwagon while parading its ‘eco’ credentials.
According to the Hill:
“The assertion that ‘the president stole your land’ is designed to mislead and terrify the uninformed. Their deception speaks volumes about their contempt for rural Americans in Utah,” the committee said in a statement.
“Of course, Patagonia, a self-interested corporation like any other, knows the truth, but they don’t care. Lies and distortions are better for their bottom line,” the statement said.
It has backed up its message with this tweet:
— Natural Resources (@NatResources) December 8, 2017
This was in response to an earlier tweet by Patagonia:
— Patagonia (@patagonia) December 4, 2017
Naturally, when the House Natural Resources Committee responded by fighting fire with fire, the libs and greenies didn’t like it one bit. They bleated that there was something unethical, possibly even illegal about scarce government resources being used to launch a hit campaign against a corporation.
To its credit, the House Committee’s Twitter account tweeted a few examples for our amusement and delectation:
Don't use government resources to try to punish companies for disagreeing with your crappy policy you weeping ninnies.
— amac (@amand_amaclean) December 8, 2017
— Gareth Martins (@thegmartco) December 8, 2017
Calling a clothing company "corporate giant" in defense of oil & mining is rich. Nice invocation of "NY, SF urban elite" to give it that extra divisive culture war angle. I see what you did there, @NatResources
— dave_dixon (@dave_dixon) December 9, 2017
This is ridiculous
Since when does federal government single out a company & call them liars because the company opposes government actions?
Since Trump world.
Patagonia is a big company
Hope their lawyers are warming up.
— Victoria Banville (@VictoriaBanvil2) December 9, 2017
Yep. Looks like all the right people have been triggered.
Boycott Patagonia this Christmas.
You know it makes sense!