Skip to comments.Who wants to start a nation-wide media protest? (vanity)
Posted on 10/10/2008 5:54:40 PM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid
Who wants to start a nation-wide protest of all tv and newspapers next week or the week after?
We would demand that the media tells the truth about Obama, the economy, the war and everything else they lie about.
We could make signs and hand out flyers. Telling everyone how the media is literally destroying this country with there lies and deception.
We could set up a website to promote our cause and sign up for protests at different media outlets. If this went national, the media couldn't ignore it.
What do you say? Do you think it could be done quickly?
Help and advice welcomed and appreciated. Who wants to partner with me?
LET"S TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How would we know when they met our demands if we aren’t watching the news? But I’m down for it if yo are.
The Hillary Clinton Forum organized a protest against MSNBC back in April! Let us know the details and we will gladly participate!
I’ll bring the pitchforks. Who’s going to bring the torches?
I’ll start the website. Get back to this soon.
Torches and pitchforks cost money.
How do we get Soros to fund US?
The media can ignore whatever they choose to ignore.
Reporting for duty!
been protesting for years and it doesn’t seem to be working.
I’ll bring the torches, but the media won’t cover it.
Write to the CEOs of those companies that advertise and let them know that you've had more than enough of the lying.
It’s going to take a heck of a lot more than a protest to save this country.
They're too busy flying to Alaska to spin the Troopergate report into some kind of major scandal to notice their media headquarters burning to the ground with the peasants yelling "Kill the Monster"!
I guess when they get back from Alaska, they might notice.
Haven’t watched ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, CNN, or anything other than FoxNews for 12 years.
So I can’t boycott them.
Not sure what else to do, except make a point not to buy any product that advertises with them.... but how do I know that if I don’t watch them.
Who among us still has enough money to buy what they are selling?
Soros, I’ll bet, is at least partially responsible for our current meltdown. He caused the Indonesian economy to tank in ‘06. He is completely in the tank for zero. It is time to boil the pitch and pluck the chickens!
red this from another thread - Get IBD to sponsor the advertiser boycott:
In terms of not having $ to buy what they pitch on TV, you buy basic stuff - soap and junk.
I’ll heat up the tar and I’ve got some old feather pillows I’ve been keeping for just such an occasion.
It’s very clear to me now that Fred Thompson would have been the only candidate to have had a chance to win. He’d gotten out of government, and was a trusted “image” in the media. There’s a friendliness and approachableness about him that would have counteracted the venom that’s able to be generated against John McCain.
I was a Hunter supporter, but I realize that Hunter was part of the government, and they would have been able to define him quickly.
I’d rather get 10 million taxpayers to refuse to file until we start getting some representation for our taxation.
That should tell you something....like we are all schmucks and suckers for their little "game" of you take this side and we'll take the other.
I was just joking before, but now that I think about it, that might send the fear of God into these people.
Today pitchforks and torches. Tomorrow ... sporting equipment.
You’ve got the right enemy. Logistics is what it’s about. I’ve been suggesting protesting the media for years but could never get any interest. Until people face the fact the media is the front line troops we’ll never end this mess.
And it can be done, but there isn’t much will. Contacting the sponsors is something that on liners can do because most of them won’t do much else. Some of us once got over 5000 people to show up in a remote town with population of 25 and all the national media was there. We took shovels.
It can be done.
I am with ya....!
I think much could be done by putting pressure on the local outlets, including radio.
I hate when I am listening to Rush or another host and at the top of the hour they use ABC as their source for news coverage...lol
Truthfully though, I think a concerted effort made on the local markets could force them to contradict or to they themselves put pressure on the national entities.
Refusing to file will not accomplish anything. They already have your money.
Now refusing to withhold....
That is a horse of a different color.
Fred ran for one reason. To help McCain. It worked.
Fred had no energy in his protected primary. His primary was half the time of everyone else. He’d melt down in a week of what Palin has taken for 6 weeks.
Thanks for your opinion.
What is that saying, something along the lines of “all it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.” This is an idea whose time has come, in my opinion.
If this proposal of yours were to gain enough momentum, we would be making a statement the media could not ignore.
“I think much could be done by putting pressure on the local outlets, including radio.”
I think you’re right there. Then local people who depend on these farces for information would actually notice. They’d report it on local news. Eventually, with the right organization, it will get to the top....maybe not in this election cycle, but the problem has been going on with the media for over a decade and it’s only going to get worse until it’s exposed.
Take it to the local ABC,CBS,NBC, PBS, Fox affiliates. Then everyone could participate without driving thousands of miles.
Waste of time.
The “media” cares nothing about us “little people”.
We FReepers saw this during ReCount 2000. We marched right outside the Media building doors and heard not even a peep from them.
Someone step up now, please.
There are some here who have enough savvy to do this.
Now is your moment.
We don’t usally have the will, but now we do.
We need to make the most of the focus that we have at this time.
The locals are what I was thinking. If we could get people all across the nation to protest there local tv, newspapers and radio stations we could really get noticed.
I’m starting to think let’s mobilize for 2012 - at least Sarah can run then for President - she’s got way bigger balls than McCain’s shriveled raisins. Doing a media strike is a reach for me - plus I’m not giving up reading my Wall Street Journal and other papers for info on the markets and sports. Sorry.
I’m in. I’ve been ready for this for 20 years. Better hurry, I’m running out of steam!
Organizing is OK. Boycotting is better (and we don't need to organize to do that). In my house, ALL network news is now OFF. I will not watch, nor will I buy products who advertise there.
I have 3 affiliates within about 100 miles of driving. I can do that a couple times a week....well, in winter the pass closes sometimes.
Massive Email notification should be all that’s needed.
Include ALL newspapers - just don’t buy any.
Include all news magazines - just don’t buy any.
Include the “news hour” with every broadcast network ABC/CBS/NBC, morning, nite and Sunday gabfest.
We will still hear about their continued bias, from here and other sites, without giving them any listening time from us.
Just, pass the word on, in massive national chain Email fashion.
How will you know if it works.
They themselves will tell you.
I have the website name protestthemedia.com, anyone have ideas on what kind of format would work best.
Forum, or just web pages. - where should I go, I like the forum setup - like hillaryclintonforum.net - but don’t know how to set one up.
Thinking a page per state divided into counties. Each county would list media in that county.
I have been thinking the same thing was needed, a national protest at the doorsteps of the media.
I’m sure the best thing is to show up in person, in a large group even better.
Don’t let yourself off-the-hook if you can avoid it.
But, You could call or fax your local media outlets, too...
But better to show up. ;-)
In total agreement!
Without local advertising dollars(which I assume the majority to be conservative businesses)they would have to make issue with the national feeds, I would think?
Here is a state by state listing of both TV and Radio.
A good place to start, I would think?
How many could show up on Monday morning with signs behind Matt Lauer’s head that read “Main Stream Media Biased!” that would get their attention and it would show up on their own broadcasts.
Open to any other suggestions.....
How many here have cancelled their cable or DISH?