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It's Time For A Direct Assault Against the MSM (action alert)
The Red Side of Life ^ | 8/30/12 | RedInNewYork

Posted on 08/30/2012 1:05:35 PM PDT by jmstein7

It has not been done before. The general wisdom is that you don't attack people who buy ink by the barrel. This "general wisdom" no longer obtains, for it is no longer "general" nor "wise." The media is a biased as it's going to be, and things will only get worse through November. Despite the rise of the New Media, the MSM is still having a massive influence on coloring coverage of this election. And they have to be stopped now - they have to become the story. Consider...

According to Breitbart:

Among voters watching the Republican National Convention itself, 67% of voters had a more favorable impression. However, among voters who are only watching the nightly news coverage of the RNC, 72% had a less favorable impression. It should be noted that the poll was conducted before Paul Ryan's acceptance speech last night, so these results should be considered preliminary. That said, the difference between those who watched the convention and those who simply watched the news of the convention is striking.  

HT to Big Government. Here's what can be done. Here are the folks that must be convinced to go on an offensive against the bias of the MSM, painting them as but the propaganda arm of the Obama reelection effort. They have the money and the means. They just need to hear from you - I know some of these folks, and they are open to ideas... they just need a push.

Crossroads GPS: these are the hitmen we need. Call them at (202) 706-7051 and email them at info@crossroadsgps.org. If enough of us contact them to make the case that they must go on the offensive against the MSM, they will listen. It's about numbers. Be courteous... they're on our side. And they have a GREAT creative team.

American Crossroads: (somewhat related). (202) 559-6428. Also info@americancrossroads.org.

Start with these guys - they have teams and teams of experts "ad hitmen" and can do this. Of course, any other outside groups you find will do as well.

Now, get to it! There is an election riding on this.

Don't accept excuses - push and push and push!


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: msm

1 posted on 08/30/2012 1:05:40 PM PDT by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7

Absolutely ... an “in your face” rebuttal of their lies needs to be seen by as many as we can reach


2 posted on 08/30/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: jmstein7

Absolutely ... an “in your face” rebuttal of their lies and their breathtaking liberal bias needs to be seen by as many as we can reach


3 posted on 08/30/2012 1:09:10 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: jmstein7

Our society is dividing. The far left fringe listens to the MSNBC/CBS/ABC/PBS/NPR echo chamber, where they only hear how wonderful leftism must be. Decent, patriotic Americans listen to Fox and read sites like FR. The two sides start any discussion from different basic facts and completely incompatible values. I suspect the next few years will not be pretty.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 1:17:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: jmstein7

calling now and have sent mail and now lets see if everyone on here can actually do this and stop this media from being biased or shall we see most just give up and still log on here complaining about the media being baised but knowing they have neevr done a thing to stop the biased media


5 posted on 08/30/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jmstein7

I agree. We need to be extremely aggressive. “Get in their faces” “they got a knife, you get a gun”


6 posted on 08/30/2012 1:29:17 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: jmstein7

The only way out, as I see it, is for some of the true conservative jillionaires to band together and purchase a few of the major lamestream media outlets. Absent that, the media will continue to abuse the First Amendment and pump out their biased, collectivist vitriol.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 1:30:48 PM PDT by Salvey
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To: jmstein7

Ink by the barrel is no match for bits by the terabyte. Numbnuts.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 1:34:07 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: jmstein7

Just some headline from Republican administrations vs Democrats would help:

Republican Administration:-Unemployment LEAPS fom 5.0% to 5.4%- “The worst economy since the Hoover administration”—under Dems: “10% is just the New Normal”—— “Unemployment allows for more Family Time.”

A lot more, of course.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 1:35:18 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: clamper1797

“Absolutely ... an “in your face” rebuttal of their lies needs to be seen by as many as we can reach”

A good start would be telling the SRM that our candidates will not show up for these Obama butt-kissing, dog and pony show debates if they are moderated by members of the enemydia! Have either neutral, fully approved by both sides moderators, or moderators from both sides. ie Rush, Mark Levin and whoever the SRM want. Otherwise tell them they will have either dead air, or live TV of Obozo playing with himself!! The media are our enemy and want to damage R&R. They do it every day. Why give them the chance to do it right to the candidate’s faces! Don’t let them set the agenda and control the message!!!!


10 posted on 08/30/2012 1:36:50 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: jmstein7

About time.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 1:37:59 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Batman11

I can’t see the downside of standing them up and saying why.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Batman11

I think we need to hit the MSM in their fat pockets.

Boycott every advertiser on the MSM news programs. And I mean a project in which family/conservative groups PLEDGE to never purchase another product from the offending advertisers again. Never. This is a life long irrevocable pledge.

If enough of us do that then we drain their cash flow enough to matter.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 1:41:58 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: jmstein7

Here’s an idea. Dress up like ass-holes and demonstrate in front of the New York Times building.


14 posted on 08/30/2012 1:44:09 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: JT Hatter

agree, send mail to their sponsors, tell them that they are not telling the truth to their viewers and we should not clock onto their channels again as it adds viewing figures for them.

The only way to get them to do their job is hurt them in the pocket and send mail, calling to them


15 posted on 08/30/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jmstein7
The "news" media is doing everything it can to slice and dice every speaker at the RNC (notice how quick they were to try to discredit Ryan's GM plant closing?). They pick apart every speaker's speech, attempting to find fault. Chrissy Matthew's didn't like Ryan's speech, but you can be sure a similar one by a Dem at the DNC will be hailed as "brilliant", "what people need to hear" and "truthful" by Chrissy.

They question whether the convention should even be happening with hurricane Isaac hitting New Orleans. Do you think they will question the wisdom of holding the DNC while thousands are homeless or without power in the storm's aftermath next week?

Will the "news" media skip any speeches given by minorities, or highlight them, and say that the repubs should have had more minority speakers (!). I wouldn't put it past them.

Yes, there is a war going on. It's America versus the "news" media, and when R&R are inaugurated, they better start bypassing the "news" media in favor of other forms of communication (this is the 21st century!).

You can be sure October will have an all out massive blitz by the "news" media for their boy king and it ain't gonna' be pretty!

16 posted on 08/30/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: manc

I agree with the boycott idea, it’s time.
Conservatives, after all, are the middle class. There’s only so many limousine liberals and welfare queens don’t have a lot of discretionary income.
My husband and I, after saving for a while, are going to make a big purchase of a new memory foam bed. I really wanted the sleep number version, but I’m writing them a letter to tell them that sorry, I really wanted to buy their bed, but because they kow-towed to leftists I’ll be purchasing from a competitor.
If we really could implement this the entire media outlook would change in a hurry. I’m tellin’ ‘ya - we are the consumers.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 2:18:03 PM PDT by thefoundersrock (Democrats - Destroying the family, the Constitution and the economy since the 1930's!)
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To: Batman11
MRC is helping!
18 posted on 08/30/2012 2:21:55 PM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: thefoundersrock

good for you.
My wife and I do the same and if everyone on here, other conservative sites and those who listen to talk radio ten we would have an impact.

We are the majority but sadly the silent majority and we need to be vocal, whether it is the homosexual agenda or homosexuals on nearly every program today to those companies wich support lefty groups.

Again good for you, you;re a do-er not just a sayer


19 posted on 08/30/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jmstein7

I called and left a message about my experience with MSNBC during this convention...(switching back and forth between c-span and this spew-hating network)....and I was totally astonished by their comments and trashing of everyone except their God obama. It’s bad enough that Fox has blowhard beckel and wacko juan....but these MSNBC talking heads are certifiably insane....they need help. What will they do when Romney wins the White House?


20 posted on 08/30/2012 2:29:33 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: jmstein7

Is there a list of sponsors for these networks?


21 posted on 08/30/2012 2:30:54 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: jmstein7

Please provide us with a list of major advertisers for the MSM. I am 74 and I have a lot of time on my hands which could be used to write letters to lots of companies, telling them of my dissatisfaction with the way they spend their advertising dollars. There must be other old folks like me who would like to fight back. Thanks.


22 posted on 08/30/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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To: WashingtonSource

“Here’s an idea. Dress up like ass-holes and demonstrate in front of the New York Times building.”

Not a good idea. We could be mistaken for the editorial board of the slimes.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 2:51:03 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: All

Thanks for your active enthusiasm freepers. This war is just starting. I’m going through your feedback and will do an Action - Part II tomorrow. Game on! We won’t let this stand!


24 posted on 08/30/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

MSM BUST EM DON’T TRUST EM. I will not buy a newspaper period. I will not watch CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS. If I catch them spinnng, lying, withholding, fabricating, I will get in their face.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 3:04:32 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: jmstein7
I'm all for going after the liberal media, but let's not forget that those who are only watching coverage on the evening news are probably Democrats. It only stands to reason they wouldn't be impressed much.

I mean, how many of us will put ourselves through the torture of watching MSNBC's wall-to-wall coverage of Charlotte next week? No. We'll watch Bret Baier's reports and we won't be impressed.

26 posted on 08/30/2012 3:34:45 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Without economic freedom, no other form of freedom can have material meaning.)
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To: Mark

Youa re absolutely correct. If the Republican establishment who just raise their voices like the Democrats do and call out the MSM anytime they see a bias or false reporting, this would end!

Problem is, we the little peeps dont have the Bully Pulpit...


27 posted on 08/30/2012 3:49:52 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

sorry for the typos...


28 posted on 08/30/2012 3:51:24 PM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: jmstein7
"... these are the hitmen we need."

Interesting choice of words but be careful.

29 posted on 08/30/2012 4:20:40 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: thefoundersrock

Just posted on another thread re the topic of watching
the convention speeches online via cspan.
The solution is simple-cancel your cable service.

I realize it’s a sacrifice. I miss some stuff. Sometimes
the battle for whats right requires sacrifice.

There are many alternative ways to see shows and movies.
There are was to see sports.
Nobody needs their news READ to them from the cable idiots

Try it for a month or two. You’ll see. And enjoy that extra money, too!


30 posted on 08/30/2012 4:26:43 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: jmstein7; All

this is important, no use to logging on and then complaining and never doing anything


31 posted on 08/30/2012 4:27:59 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: jmstein7

What we really need is a “Truth” Amendment that allows for anyone able to proove that the media is broadcasting lies or distortions of facts can sue and if the media is found guilty, penalized by the size of the audience lied or distorted to. This penalty would also include EQUAL apologetic treatment to whichever lie or distortion of fact was issued, including as well, rebuttal time for those harmed by what the media did.

If this amendment idea doesn’t seem workable or passable, then the next avenue of approach should involve class-action lawsuits based upon voting rights being infringed through intentional fraudulent presentation or avoidance of the facts.

Another way to solve this is to get rid of the FCC and allow anyone to broadcast. The truth will always win out over the lies.


32 posted on 08/30/2012 4:33:07 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: Salvey
The only way out, as I see it, is for some of the true conservative jillionaires to band together and purchase a few of the major lamestream media outlets.

Anything less would be insufficient. Widespread accumulation of shares by thinking conservatives is necessary. It would take time gaining control at stockholders meetings, over several years. Founders never expected this kind of situation. Read Jacques Ellul book "Technique of Propaganda" written before modern age. Need up to date analysis of this problem.

33 posted on 08/30/2012 6:29:40 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: spawn44

Boycotts and stuff like that are not powerful enough. Ownership and management control of media companies is necessary.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 6:37:38 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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