O’REILLY: All right, Mr. Maslansky, are boycotts un-American?
MASLANSKY: Well, personally I hate a lot of what’s going on here. But I wouldn’t call it un-American. And this is — this is no different from using your influence to — to accelerate the way the market reacts to something. All they are doing is putting their view out there. No different from people on the Republican side saying that we should fire Obama.
O’REILLY: That’s an election. Mr. Maslansky, the boycott movement from the left right now is driven by threats. Threats, would say, would you agree with that?
MASLANSKY: Well I think threat that what —
O’REILLY: Retaliatory action against companies who continue to buy spots on programs they don’t like. That is a threat. Do you — would you agree?
MASLANSKY: Well, only to the extent that it’s forcing or accelerating market change. Basically what they’re saying —
O’REILLY: No, no. It’s a threat. That basically what they’re saying is if this sponsor continues to support this program, we will try to hurt that sponsor by telling our followers not to buy it. That’s a threat. Right?