7 hip brands that lean right

Consumers who love organic foods and lefty causes frequent stores like Whole Foods and Urban Outfitters. But when company politics don't match the products, cultures clash.

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Mar 20, 2013 10:58AM
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Caring about eating healthy, organic food does not make you a leftist.
Mar 20, 2013 11:07AM
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What a one sided article bashing Republican's and any company that supports them.  msnbc you call yourself news?
Mar 20, 2013 11:02AM
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This article is basically trying to get liberals to boycott these stores.  You would think the media execs would get more intelligent people to try and mask that fact a bit better but, hey the people who will boycott based on this article are not that bright anyway, so there you go.
Mar 20, 2013 10:54AM
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It's about time people stood up to this worthless Obama. This president is the worst ever to be in the Whitehouse. Expect 22 trillion in debt by 2016 and possible withdraw from your bank accounts to fund his waste of money from a bankrupt nation.
Mar 20, 2013 11:06AM
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Knowing that these companies stand on the side of conservatives will does my heart good.  It's nice to know that not all large companies suck-up to Obama and his anti-American ways.

Mar 20, 2013 11:11AM
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Interesting that the liberal left is all about promoting "toleration" until someone disagrees with their views.  Then they are anything but tolerant.
Mar 20, 2013 11:08AM
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What horribly biased reporting! Apple "leans right" because it uses child labor? That's hugely inappropriate to equate leaning right with favoring child labor. The editors at MSN need to grow up!
Mar 20, 2013 11:04AM
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What any executive or employee of any of these companies does with their own money outside of the workplace is their own business and not fodder for the PC crowd. Last I checked this was still America and as individuals we all still have the right to contribute to or support what ever politicians, campaigns, projects, causes etc.. that we choose to. So people can boycott and protest etc.. all the want. What that does is just make them hypocrites that are trying to jam their lefty liberal agendas down the throats of every single person in the nation making them exactly like the people they so despies. It get's really old and it's tragic that these people think they should have the right to harm others who have different views and agendas then they do.
Mar 20, 2013 11:16AM
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This is a garbage article.  To assume that liberals or "progressives" are the only members of society that care about organically grown food or responsible stewardship of our enivironment is absurd.  The fact is many successful business owners are very conservative and do not appreciate government interfering in how they run their company. 
Mar 20, 2013 11:07AM
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Enough with the media pushing the atheist agenda! EXPOSE their bias, stand BOLDLY on the authority of God's Word, DEFEND the sanctity of marriage and life! Stop allowing Obama and the media to sway the minds of the young public! Remain strong, because most of the country is STILL behind you continuing to shop at your stores, and we are NOT afraid to admit it!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 20, 2013 11:12AM
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Obama sucks for business, CEO's know it.  The surprise here is that MSN was only able to find these few who support sound business practice.
Mar 20, 2013 11:15AM
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So, you didn't like the comments so you wipe them clean and start over?

A half hour ago the top anti-MSNBC comment had over 1500 thumbs up, now its gone?

You guys are pathetic.

Mar 20, 2013 11:06AM
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MSN...a hit piece...because these company's don't agree with the POTUS...I'm shocked...
Mar 20, 2013 10:58AM
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progressive and hip = trendy as phock.  typical liberal.
Mar 20, 2013 11:14AM
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Why should I be suprised that business owners want the freedom to run their businesses the way they think is best and without punative taxes?  "The Revolution will not be televised"
Mar 20, 2013 11:06AM
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How sickening...to think that "these people" might actually think differently than the hipsters.  Someone plese get them a cup filled with their Koolaid.
Mar 20, 2013 11:23AM
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Why all the expose on companies who fund conservatively? In an effort to create a backlash? Why not do some articles on companies who finance liberal causes so conservatives have the same opportunity? Of course, as a conservative I, nor any conservative I know, has ever boycotted a company for its political stance. Must be a liberal and fanatical right-wing mindset...with the left-wing media stirring up the frenzy.
Mar 20, 2013 11:12AM
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I shop at whole foods, right after I'm done shopping in wal mart.
Mar 20, 2013 11:05AM
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it's always "us and them" with some people. also, most of these brands are about as "hip" as, well as people that use the word "hip".
Mar 20, 2013 11:26AM
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If Liberals and Conservatives were considered races, MSN would be the biggest racist of all. To claim that only Liberals care about organic-eating and open-mindedness is downright WRONG. This article is so unbelievable biased, I am truly shocked that the editor even allows this sh*t to be posted and considered as "news". You are so full of sh*t, MSN.
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