One of major mall operators in America seems to be aligning itself with the Democrats. Apparently the Simon Property Group has again bowed to the transparent complaints of a single person to shut down a conservative memorabilia peddler due solely to the political slant of the items sold.
As reported by BETH SHAYNE / WCNC.com:
The owner of the mall group, Mel Simon, has been a generous contributor to Democratic causes and politicians, including Barack Obama. Spivack [owner of the kiosk in question] thinks the decision about his lease is political.
"If they have decided to make their malls conservative/libertarian free zones, where those opinions can't be expressed, I do think it's their right to do that, but it's our rights to publicize the fact that they are doing that," he said.
If the issue is about causing offense, he told us, the mall should police other stores. Spivack sent NewsChannel 36 pictures of several T-shirts and banners from novelty stores at the mall that were so crude we've chosen not to share them.
You remember the Simon Property Group, they are the ones who chose to cancel the Atlanta Tea Party at the last minute. Perhaps a review of our shopping habits is in order?