Skip to comments.Boycott of FOX
Posted on 11/06/2008 10:07:54 AM PST by veritas2002
I propose that we punish the FOX Network for its hatchet job on Sarah Palin.
For one week beginning at 3:00 PM today no one tunes them in. We will demonstrate the power of conservatives when their ratings plummet dramatically.
Will you join me?
I intended to put together a list of on-line publications, like WND, NRO, blogs, forums and radio programs that I think are great alternative sources. I’m going to email it to my distribution list. As well, I will continue to email relevant articles to my distribution list.
All news outlets make decisions about the stories they carry. You want balanced coverage of your stories, but you also want them to carry the stories and hit the issues that matter. The mere fact that Fox chose to air this Palin, anonymous source, petty gossip says a lot. What’s the balance to the gossip? Gov Palin gets to respond? Please.
No Fox for me although I will watch the Sons of Anarchy on FX.
I guess the only thing left is the Hitler and Science channel.
Count me in, after watching Carl smirk while he quoted UNAMED sources while attacking Palin. I decided they had turned into a liberal gossip column.
I’ve been boycotting Fox ever since the VTech shooting and Gerald was falling all over himself claiming that some innocent guy he found on myspace that had a lot of guns was the VTech shooter.
I don’t watch Fox.
Too far left.
I was in a live chat with Greta this morning and I thanked her for her comments on defending Sarah. She is not at all pleased about what went down with Cameron and she said if these things are true, then the gossiper has to come forward and say these things straight out of their own mouths.
None-the-less, I too am boycotting FNC. I will watch a few shows for a few minutes, but overall, they are dead to me. Thanks in large measure to Brit and Cameron.
oh i’m a turncoat??? what about these a**holes on FOX RIPPING Palin??? What would you define them as? Do you agree with what they are saying? How else are we supposed to send a message if we don’t boycott em? Money talks, and with no one watching, no money comes in...but you keep watching FOX or MSM for that matter...no difference anymore...
After thier attacks on Sarah (even CNN hasn’t done that) I’m done with them, period.
I just...can't...stand...being...lied to!
It is now a waste of money!
I love the Friends, Sean and Greta and it’s not them I am avoiding. I’m sure the fawning over Barry is rampant and I just can’t. Are you listening to these clips that Rush is playing of Charlie Rose where they are calling Barry creepy and have fear???
Im in. I usually watch Fox News from 3-10 pm. Ill tune out the next few days.
You need to make that the next few YEARS or LIFETIMES.
emailed Americasnewsroom.com this morning (so did my neighbor) re STOP BASHING PALIN! Carl Cameron’s report and O’Reilly coverage was completely unnecessary. Either they have time to fill OR trying to kiss up to the Dims!
maybe some exceptions to Fox boycott..?? Hannity, may be annoying sometimes, but he had the courage to continue reporting on the Wright and Ayers connections to Mr. Obama. Greta has also been very fair and seems to support Gov Palin.
I was surprised and very disappointed at Brit Hume and his panel on election night. They seemed, early on, to concede Obama won and they were downright giddy....silly.
New tagline: Watching FOX News now is like sifting through a roomful of horse$hit to find a pony.
I no longer watch that station. O’Reilly turned into an Obama shill and the network fell in line quickly after they realized Obama would be elected.
Agreed. A network of Obama whores. Fox will sink.
I'll tune in to most of the FOX shows, but I'm done with Brit.
I already not tuning into them.
YES! I’m honestly surprised. I have not understood- except for the obvious- how and why the media was intent, as though on a mission, to shield Barry from the light of day.
Listening to Rose with Brokaw and the one just now- it’s as though they’re having the scales fall....but it makes no sense- all of what they say today was true a week ago, a month ago and a year ago.
Just wait til all the truth we know begins to drip out...
You read my mind.
I thought the new Huckabee show was going to be fun and last week he had it chocked full of liberal guests. Turned him off too.
What happens to these people? Was he told he HAD to have liberal pukes on his show? Who do they think is going to tune in and watch a new show starring Huckabee? The left?
I like Hannity but so often his show turns into shouting matches- we turn them off too.
Haven’t watched FoxNews since early Tuesday evening. We really don’t want to watch the big O at all. He can pose in front of the cameras for the stupid people who voted for him. I have better things to do.
Slamming Palin is news?
It’s only news if Fox chooses to carry the story.
Gee, the MSM didn’t think that all the sleeziness surrounding Obama was news, so they just didn’t carry it.
No, Fox could have just passed on this one. But they didn’t, and you have to wonder who is benefitting from all this, and why is Fox complicit.
Just to see what I'm missing, of course.
I hope they sink like a damn stone...and Palin can watch and laugh the whole time...mwahahahahaha!!!
We actually eat dinner at the table and play games with the kids. It's a wonderful life and I will never have the main stream media to tell me how to live my life.
One week hell! After watching the post election coverage last night I am permanently cutting them off. Forever.
Fox is every bit as bad as the MSM.(Save Meygen)
We’ve had on Cartoon Network and Boomerang since the election.
If you have Dish or Directv, they KNOW what you are watching. I refuse to turn any news on the tvs connected to the dish.
Is he trying to be Ted Baxter?
Let’s also remember that when the viewing goes into the tank, the sponsors get very upset. Follow the money, guys.
It’s hard for me to be part of the boycott. I haven’t watched broadcast news of any persuasion for over a year.
I don’t watch “News” channels anymore. I’m gonna be long winded here because I need to get this thought out: Taking this boycott a step further, we should email every major advertiser to every major and cable network informing them, when appropriate, that we will never use their product or services again and we should tell them exactly why. We need to link media misinformation or disinformation with companies that advertised during a particular news segment when that misinformation was presented. We could then give specific examples of that malfeasance to the advertising companies via email saying something like the following: “Dear Sir/Madam, your company ran a 30 second commercial during the 6 o’clock news on ABC in which an intentionally bogus report about ____Blank_________ intentionally misrepresenting the facts about _____blank. Since your company advertises on this network during this particular news program I take it your company approves of this journalistic malpractice and therefore will no longer support your product or services until this problem is rectified.” Sincerely.....
We need to give these advertisers concrete examples of every instance of journalistic malpractice linked to actual times and dates where their product was advertised. We need to go after these advertisers HARD and blow them away with data and detail. They need to know their company will suffer as a consequence
I am sure all statements pro or con find the way to the
managers of the media and their people that run the ads
in the media.
I joined the boycott 2 weeks ago. Get my news on the internet.
Carl Cameron sealed the deal for me. This incident was the third strike.
First Strike- Fox hiring Geraldo
Second Strike - Bill O’Rielly’s lame left leaning ways since the third Debate. Unbalanced.
Please send me a private message and I will provide an e-mail address.
This is the letter I sent to Fox News Network Comments:
My question is this: WHY WHY WHY would Carl Cameron report all that gobbly gook about Sarah Palin AFTER the election is over and she has been defeated??? To me this is the last straw for the Fox News Network. It started with Shepherd Smith reporting things very negatively; then OReilly actually saying when he interviewed Barack Obama that he believed him and took him at his word. Next it is Hannity and Colmes constantly having Dick Morris on their program. Dick Morris has proven over and over again that he is wrong on his opinions about 95 per cent of the time. As far as I am concerned, Greta and Neil Cavuto are the only afternoon and evening news programs worth watching except when Greta is stuck on the latest sensationalized murder or child missing. So that leaves Fox and Friends in the morning and Neil Cavuto in the afternoon. PERIOD. I just read about a boycott of Fox News Network, and I, for one am in favor of this after Carl Cameron spewed his factually-suspect report. You have lost all credibility of reporting the newswe decide. I have depended on Fox News to report a side of the news that is virtually ignored on the other major networksyet, I continue to see a definite decline in news reported of both sides of the political spectrum.
Therefore I am taking the Fox News Network off of my favorites and skipping over it. Am I boycotting Fox News? You could say that. I no longer have confidence in your various reporters and whether they get the facts or the fiction for their reports.
This is truly a sad state of affairs with a station that had so much going for it. Perhaps you wont be affected by this boycott, perhaps you wont but I guess I will not have to hear people like Major Garrett and Carl Cameron any more.
How did the media pick Maverick? I would have been fine with either Maverick or even Huckabee. In fact I was disappointed Huckabee wasn’t the Veep choice.
Removed FOX from my computer home page and stopped watching them on election night.
Agree totally — like many others on this string, I’m already not watching any cable news network.
I watch almost no TV at all. I will, on days of a big story, turn on Fox News for a few minutes but other then Red Wing hockey games and 24, I watch nothing on the tube ... and don’t miss it. I watch a lot of DVD’s because I can pick what I want to see.
I won’t join such a boycott.
Fox News was, without question, the most balanced network throughout the election. No — their coverage wasn’t always favorable to conservatives or Republicans. But, I’m not looking for a shill ... I’m looking for someone to give me the news.
A study I recently saw spoke of the number of negative stories about each candidate from each network ... 85% of MSNBC’s McCain stories were unfavorable, compared to about 20% of Obama stories. CNN was almost as bad. Fox had 40% unfavorable for McCain, 40% for Obama.
Overall — I like their coverage. Hume, Barnes, Kondrake, Krauthammer, Kristol, Rove, Huckabee, O’Reilly, Cameron, Garrett, Angle, etc. are all generally very good. No, I don’t always agree with them ... but I don’t need to ALWAYS agree with someone to appreciate a balanced approach.
As for the hit pieces on Palin ... apparently some McCain staffers are upset with her, and are talking to the media. Fine. Whatever. I blame the staffers, not the reporters.
These really are non-stories. The election is over ... and Sarah Palin will return to Alaska for a while before coming back into the national political scene. By that time, these stories will be ancient history.