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Free Republic TV?
me | 11/14/06 | Vanity

Posted on 11/14/2006 12:31:28 PM PST by spacejunkie

A few freepers and myself have been loosely tossing around the idea of forming an LLC, investment group, etc., to buy/start a television station that is solely for the conservative viewer.

I believe there is a huge need for an outlet that doesn't pander to the left or refrain from the truth due to concern over hurt feelings, etc.

I, and others, really look forward to hearing the thoughts and ideas from others more knowlegeable as to the best way to go about this.

Buy MSNBC? Contact Sinclair?


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1 posted on 11/14/2006 12:31:30 PM PST by spacejunkie
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To: spacejunkie

How will you keep the Giuliani liberals from hijacking it?


2 posted on 11/14/2006 12:32:41 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: spacejunkie

Only if it's got a weekly show for the DUmmie FUnnies.:)


3 posted on 11/14/2006 12:33:01 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (Tagline may cause dizziness. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery after taking tagline.)
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To: spacejunkie

interesting-idea-bump


4 posted on 11/14/2006 12:33:12 PM PST by Humbug (Thank you for taking the time to read this tagline.)
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To: TommyDale

redrum.


LOL


5 posted on 11/14/2006 12:33:27 PM PST by spacejunkie
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To: spacejunkie

Get Hannity, Limbaugh, Mark Levin on board as well. You just never know what possiblities there are. And someone such as A.G. Spanos is Republican.



6 posted on 11/14/2006 12:33:28 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: hsmomx3

superb ideas!


7 posted on 11/14/2006 12:33:46 PM PST by spacejunkie
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To: Bob J

Right up your alley ping.


8 posted on 11/14/2006 12:34:46 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: spacejunkie

You're going to need a big steaming pile of money. Huge.


9 posted on 11/14/2006 12:34:54 PM PST by Petronski (BRABANTIO: Thou art a villain. IAGO: You are--a senator. ---Othello I.i.)
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To: spacejunkie

Tony Snow will be looking for a job in two years....


10 posted on 11/14/2006 12:35:16 PM PST by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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To: spacejunkie

I had hopes for FoxNews but they're just like the rest.
Rich I aint but i'd subscribe to an actual conservative outlet.


11 posted on 11/14/2006 12:36:08 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: spacejunkie

YES YES YES!!!!! As Fox (Excepting Brit Hume) is quickly turing into a BIG FAT DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!


12 posted on 11/14/2006 12:36:18 PM PST by xowboy (Those who would give up FREEDOM in the pursuit of HEALTH deserves neither)
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To: spacejunkie

And add to that some outspoken conservative athletes as well.

Starting with some of those Steeler players from Swann's playing days. And I think I read somewhere that some of the Bears players from the '85 team were/are conservatives.

Wow--this list could turn into something!!


13 posted on 11/14/2006 12:36:35 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '07--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: sissyjane

But..but..um..The Dixie Chicks will protest and um..


14 posted on 11/14/2006 12:36:38 PM PST by CAWats
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To: spacejunkie
I suggest several channels - one for news, another for films, and another for children's programming.

Regards, Ivan

15 posted on 11/14/2006 12:37:10 PM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Petronski

you mean hugh don't you?

And beeber.

Seriously, I think we could form an LLC where we sell shares or units and get the freepers in an ownership position.


16 posted on 11/14/2006 12:37:34 PM PST by spacejunkie
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To: spacejunkie

YOU ROCK!


17 posted on 11/14/2006 12:37:52 PM PST by gaijin
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To: spacejunkie

Put me on board with this and let me know when the discussion group ring is.


18 posted on 11/14/2006 12:38:08 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: MadIvan; Xenalyte

There should at least be a Salacious Ping Channel!


19 posted on 11/14/2006 12:38:40 PM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: spacejunkie

Consider me an investor.

This idea has a real shot at becoming The Next Big Conservative Thing.


20 posted on 11/14/2006 12:39:03 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: spacejunkie

Yeah, that'll work.

LOL


21 posted on 11/14/2006 12:39:05 PM PST by Constitution Day (I guess Rove isn't such a Magnificent Bastard, after all.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

That, actually, would be an outstanding idea. Broadcast their insanity ans treachery for all to see.

Why does Hannity and Colmes get better ratings when a rabid leftist is on with Ann Coulter? People want to see the battle.


22 posted on 11/14/2006 12:39:32 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Suddenly, there'll be LOTS of GOOD NEWS coming out of Iraq from CNN (PUKE!))
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To: spacejunkie

LETS ROLL!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 11/14/2006 12:39:51 PM PST by buck61
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To: snowrip

Also, please add me to your discussion board, ping list, etc.


24 posted on 11/14/2006 12:40:25 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: spacejunkie
I have an idea that could act as a stepping-stone to that one, and will require less investment up-front:

FreeTube, the conservative counterpoint to YouTube. It would provide video hosting without having to drink the liberal Kool-Ade.

The website might actually bank content for the eventual launch of the TV station.

25 posted on 11/14/2006 12:40:27 PM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

No need. We'll buy MSNBC but not fire Olbermann. Keep him in a soundproof room and pump the audio in to him. Place a camera outside and show his reaction in a little square in the bottom corner.


26 posted on 11/14/2006 12:40:46 PM PST by SCHROLL
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To: spacejunkie
Buy a block of time on satellite and offer the programs to stations.They will download and air.Freepmail me if you want.
27 posted on 11/14/2006 12:40:48 PM PST by fatima
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To: spacejunkie
If you guys have the $$ to purchase a network, tu salute'.

I was thinking about this, and it seems to me the great value of Free Republic is the format. The ability to choose which real news story to read, to see the other Freeper comments whether serious or funny, and to comment yourself. If you come up with a way to reproduce that on tv, you will have quite something.

28 posted on 11/14/2006 12:40:50 PM PST by Williams
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To: spacejunkie
Are any of those low-earth orbiting satellites for sale after Iridium went belly-up? Maybe you could start on Cable access TV and work from there. Comcast is looking for programming for their fledgling TV network Mid-Atlantic Comcast Info. Maybe you could pitch a show to them.
29 posted on 11/14/2006 12:41:02 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: spacejunkie

Every single Freeper would need to donate like 100 dollars or something, and even that may not be enough.

This would be very difficult, but it would be a good undertaking.

However, I think the idea of using internet broadcasts or something would be better.

There is software to produce internet video blogs that is simple to use and actually looks professional.

We could add a Freeper forum for video productions or use things like Bittorrent to spread files around.


30 posted on 11/14/2006 12:41:34 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: spacejunkie

I would invest in something like this. Murdoch has lost his vision, and Fox is drifting (RAPIDLY) left. We could clean up.


31 posted on 11/14/2006 12:41:40 PM PST by Lazamataz (Thats the spirit.)
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To: spacejunkie

Just buy one of the off channels like spike or the shopping channel. I'm in for a couple of bucks and labor if possible.


32 posted on 11/14/2006 12:41:52 PM PST by bad company ([link:www.truthout.org/docs_2006/083006J.shtml | The Path to 9/11])
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To: fatima

We just need to fool George Soros into giving us a pile of money


33 posted on 11/14/2006 12:41:58 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: spacejunkie

Indeed, it would take substantial $$$. But, with the right backing........... It would definitely fly....... Count me in for discussion.


34 posted on 11/14/2006 12:42:09 PM PST by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war?)
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To: Oberon

oh yeahhhh. now we're talking! I am SO sick and tired of our views and our words being buried as inappropriate or not main stream or of no interest, etc etc. There are a ton of us out here that desparately need a true conservative voice.

Maybe we should contact Kim Hume to be the news director :)

She left Fox.


35 posted on 11/14/2006 12:42:34 PM PST by spacejunkie
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To: spacejunkie

Is there a media interest ping list?


36 posted on 11/14/2006 12:43:16 PM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (good fences make good neighbors!)
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To: spacejunkie

If you can round up the cash, I think it's the best and possibly only solution since Fox's lurch to the middle.


37 posted on 11/14/2006 12:43:22 PM PST by Uriah_lost (We've got enough youth, how about a "fountain of smart")
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To: spacejunkie

I would like to nominate Michelle Malkin to be the senior managing editor and lead anchor!


38 posted on 11/14/2006 12:43:45 PM PST by jpl (Victorious warriors win first, then go to war; defeated warriors go to war first, then seek to win.)
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To: AppyPappy

Heehee,Forbes has it.


39 posted on 11/14/2006 12:43:46 PM PST by fatima
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To: spacejunkie

One of the moderators MSUT be Michael Rivero.


40 posted on 11/14/2006 12:43:56 PM PST by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: buck61

I'm not by any stetch of imagination rich but I'd buy some shares to get it moving. In addition to the other topics suggested for programming, I'd suggest having one channel dedicated to a 24/7 stream of 9/11 footage as well as the coverage that Glenn Beck is going to be showing tomorrow night. Count me in and please keep me posted.


41 posted on 11/14/2006 12:44:05 PM PST by GYPSY286
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To: spacejunkie

Sell shares for start up. I'm game. Frankly, been thinking of suggesting this myself. I think it could be overwhelmingly popular if run right (get the pun!)


42 posted on 11/14/2006 12:44:20 PM PST by raftguide
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To: Petronski

Hugh


43 posted on 11/14/2006 12:44:20 PM PST by Syncro
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To: RandallFlagg

I think the major audience for the mainstream media is the liberal left.

Everybody else is out living life -- rather than trying to control what everybody else thinks.


44 posted on 11/14/2006 12:44:39 PM PST by MikeHu
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To: spacejunkie

I've been thinking about this idea for awhile. It would get enough numbers to be profitable. Just look at Fox from 2001 till 2005 - much more Conservative then than they are now and had HUGE numbers. I definately would contribute what I could.


45 posted on 11/14/2006 12:44:47 PM PST by toeknee32
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To: Williams
If you come up with a way to reproduce that on tv, you will have quite something.

If you do the FreeTube concept, you simply add a discussion forum to the website, ala Free Republic.

If enough traffic is generated via FreeTube, you may be able to get VCs to fund programming over a real television channel. A start small approach.

The question would be whether you could find enough content, and whether you would generate enough traffic. Would you need to generate more traffic than FR itself, for example, to be profitable?

46 posted on 11/14/2006 12:45:07 PM PST by EvilOverlord (Socialism makes workers into slaves and couch potatoes into kings)
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To: Williams

Really what would be ideal is have your own station on IPTV which is over the internet.

There is a national dsl provider that is close to rolling out IPTV nationwide (close=within 12 months, maybe less). You could have your own TV station on the internet!


47 posted on 11/14/2006 12:45:21 PM PST by spacejunkie
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To: spacejunkie
[ I, and others, really look forward to hearing the thoughts and ideas from others more knowlegeable as to the best way to go about this. ]

Cool if the station was run on the tenets of "FREErepublic" for the purposes of reclaiming a free republic and exposing an UNfreedemocracy or even a free one..

48 posted on 11/14/2006 12:45:39 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperboles)
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To: spacejunkie

Put it on the airwaves, it will be subject to the new improved "Fairness Doctrine", which is no doubt a priority for our fresh new Congress. Cable would be a better long term bet. You'd still face activist lefties targeting any of your advertisers.


49 posted on 11/14/2006 12:45:44 PM PST by GoLightly
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To: snowrip
Consider me an investor.

Please send me $50 Million and we'll get this started.

50 posted on 11/14/2006 12:46:27 PM PST by Syncro
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