Skip to comments.Free Republic TV?
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?
How will you keep the Giuliani liberals from hijacking it?
Only if it's got a weekly show for the DUmmie FUnnies.:)
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.
Right up your alley ping.
You're going to need a big steaming pile of money. Huge.
Tony Snow will be looking for a job in two years....
I had hopes for FoxNews but they're just like the rest.
Rich I aint but i'd subscribe to an actual conservative outlet.
YES YES YES!!!!! As Fox (Excepting Brit Hume) is quickly turing into a BIG FAT DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!
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!!
But..but..um..The Dixie Chicks will protest and um..
you mean hugh don't you?
Seriously, I think we could form an LLC where we sell shares or units and get the freepers in an ownership position.
Put me on board with this and let me know when the discussion group ring is.
There should at least be a Salacious Ping Channel!
Consider me an investor.
This idea has a real shot at becoming The Next Big Conservative Thing.
Yeah, that'll work.
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.
Also, please add me to your discussion board, ping list, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would invest in something like this. Murdoch has lost his vision, and Fox is drifting (RAPIDLY) left. We could clean up.
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.
We just need to fool George Soros into giving us a pile of money
Indeed, it would take substantial $$$. But, with the right backing........... It would definitely fly....... Count me in for discussion.
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.
Is there a media interest ping list?
If you can round up the cash, I think it's the best and possibly only solution since Fox's lurch to the middle.
I would like to nominate Michelle Malkin to be the senior managing editor and lead anchor!
Heehee,Forbes has it.
One of the moderators MSUT be Michael Rivero.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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?
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!
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..
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.
Please send me $50 Million and we'll get this started.