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Boycott of FOX
Vanity | 11-06-08 | Veritas 2002

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?


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KEYWORDS: boycottfox; cameron; crushfox; defendpalin; fox; foxcnnmsnbc; foxnews; palin; protectpalin
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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.


101 posted on 11/06/2008 10:26:03 AM PST by Madeleine Ward (.)
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To: veritas2002

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.


102 posted on 11/06/2008 10:26:21 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: veritas2002

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.


103 posted on 11/06/2008 10:26:37 AM PST by Robbin
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To: veritas2002

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.


104 posted on 11/06/2008 10:26:40 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: veritas2002

105 posted on 11/06/2008 10:26:55 AM PST by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: veritas2002

I don’t watch Fox.

Too far left.


106 posted on 11/06/2008 10:26:55 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: chickpundit

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.


107 posted on 11/06/2008 10:27:08 AM PST by Laverne
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To: GerardKempf

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...


108 posted on 11/06/2008 10:27:16 AM PST by MountainWoman
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To: Bobalu

After thier attacks on Sarah (even CNN hasn’t done that) I’m done with them, period.


109 posted on 11/06/2008 10:27:44 AM PST by Scythian
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To: veritas2002
Since I stopped watching Fox News and the rest of the news media clap trap years ago, you all will be joining me in the boycott.

I just...can't...stand...being...lied to!

110 posted on 11/06/2008 10:28:21 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: kittymyrib
When I got dish network about 6 years ago, I had to
pay extra to upgrade from top 80 to top 160 (guessing
as it is now many more channels).

It is now a waste of money!

111 posted on 11/06/2008 10:28:20 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: SE Mom

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???


112 posted on 11/06/2008 10:28:31 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Unkosified

I’m in. I usually watch Fox News from 3-10 pm. I’ll tune out the next few days.

You need to make that the next few YEARS or LIFETIMES.


113 posted on 11/06/2008 10:28:45 AM PST by Robbin
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To: veritas2002
Right now the only major news source which delivers the conservative perspective even some of the time is FOX. The leaks slamming Palin from McCain-campaign backbiters are ugly and unnecessary, but they're news. FOX is just doing it's job and reporting the news.

If you want to get mad at someone, get mad at the McCain campaign staffers leaking this stuff and if they ever get hired by another campaign, try boycotting that campaign.
114 posted on 11/06/2008 10:29:01 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: veritas2002

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.


115 posted on 11/06/2008 10:29:43 AM PST by 4integrity
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To: veritas2002
Haven't watched FOX since they hired Whorealdo

New tagline: Watching FOX News now is like sifting through a roomful of horse$hit to find a pony.

116 posted on 11/06/2008 10:30:23 AM PST by N. Theknow (Watching FOX News now is like sifting through a roomful of horse$hit to find a pony.)
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To: nanetteclaret
Nanette, I can tell you firsthand that John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, is beyond disgusted at the path that the program has taken. TRY to stay away from them as much as possible. You have no idea the machinations of the slant of what they've turned John's great “invention” into.
117 posted on 11/06/2008 10:31:15 AM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: veritas2002

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.


118 posted on 11/06/2008 10:32:08 AM PST by NoobRep
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To: MountainWoman

Agreed. A network of Obama whores. Fox will sink.


119 posted on 11/06/2008 10:32:08 AM PST by RandyGH (Democrats--So far left they've left America)
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To: veritas2002
I didn't watch their, or anyone else's, election coverage. I was PO'd about their biased coverage of the third debate.

I'll tune in to most of the FOX shows, but I'm done with Brit.

120 posted on 11/06/2008 10:33:32 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: veritas2002

I already not tuning into them.


121 posted on 11/06/2008 10:33:43 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Miss Didi

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...


122 posted on 11/06/2008 10:34:20 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: veritas2002

You read my mind.


123 posted on 11/06/2008 10:34:50 AM PST by everlast
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To: veritas2002

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.


124 posted on 11/06/2008 10:35:05 AM PST by IceAge
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

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.


125 posted on 11/06/2008 10:35:21 AM PST by Madeleine Ward (.)
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To: veritas2002
I can only join the boycott if some of you FReepers out there promise to regularly post pictures of Megyn Kelly for me.

Just to see what I'm missing, of course.

126 posted on 11/06/2008 10:36:14 AM PST by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: RandyGH

I hope they sink like a damn stone...and Palin can watch and laugh the whole time...mwahahahahaha!!!


127 posted on 11/06/2008 10:36:16 AM PST by MountainWoman
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To: veritas2002
I'm totally in. I've been boycotting them for about 2 years now along with the rest of the MSM.

They can rot in hell.
128 posted on 11/06/2008 10:36:42 AM PST by Antoninus (Beware of so-called Republicans who trash Sarah Palin.)
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To: veritas2002
TV rots your brain. I learned this when Primestar went out of business. Things are much better when you don't see the
ruining of American values through television.It actually gives the people an unrealistic view of what really goes on in this country and in peoples lives.

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.

129 posted on 11/06/2008 10:36:42 AM PST by lucky american (We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails)
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To: albie

I’m in.


130 posted on 11/06/2008 10:36:42 AM PST by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: veritas2002

One week hell! After watching the post election coverage last night I am permanently cutting them off. Forever.


131 posted on 11/06/2008 10:36:51 AM PST by Ammo Republic 15
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To: albie
Me too, I quit watching them a couple of months ago. I just got sick of watching the tounge-tied twins(Fred and Mort), clueless Juan, "I did Bill" Marla, Rat-boy Kristol and When the hell am I outa here Brit

Fox is every bit as bad as the MSM.(Save Meygen)

132 posted on 11/06/2008 10:37:00 AM PST by skimbell (Life, Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten either.)
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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.


133 posted on 11/06/2008 10:37:51 AM PST by netmilsmom (Welcome to Obamunism)
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To: Shire
Be sure when you tell O’Reilly anything to keep it pithy.

Don't... pettifog!

Is he trying to be Ted Baxter?

134 posted on 11/06/2008 10:38:14 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Madeleine Ward

Let’s also remember that when the viewing goes into the tank, the sponsors get very upset. Follow the money, guys.


135 posted on 11/06/2008 10:38:14 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: veritas2002

It’s hard for me to be part of the boycott. I haven’t watched broadcast news of any persuasion for over a year.


136 posted on 11/06/2008 10:38:19 AM PST by stevem
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To: veritas2002

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


137 posted on 11/06/2008 10:38:36 AM PST by wally-balls
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To: veritas2002
Before the Internet, some people made a little money by
cliping any print media that mentioned people or companies.

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.

138 posted on 11/06/2008 10:38:36 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: veritas2002

I joined the boycott 2 weeks ago. Get my news on the internet.


139 posted on 11/06/2008 10:38:42 AM PST by RightWingMama
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To: GerardKempf
What a bunch of turncoats you are. Don’t like what you hear, let’s boycott. Give me a break.

Translation: "If you recognize someone as your political enemy, continue to give them ratings."

Yeah, that makes sense.

Lot of idiots on FR today.
140 posted on 11/06/2008 10:39:36 AM PST by Antoninus (Beware of so-called Republicans who trash Sarah Palin.)
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To: veritas2002

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.


141 posted on 11/06/2008 10:40:39 AM PST by joygrace
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To: veritas2002
I am seeking digital photos of Sarah Palin for a new web site I am setting up in appreciation of her. These need to be available for use without copyright restrictions - preferably taken by those who own the photos and who are willing to grant permission for their use.

Please send me a private message and I will provide an e-mail address.

142 posted on 11/06/2008 10:40:49 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: Antoninus

This is the letter I sent to Fox News Network Comments:

Dear Fox,
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 O’Reilly 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 news—we decide. I have depended on Fox News to report a side of the news that is virtually ignored on the other major networks—yet, 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 won’t be affected by this boycott, perhaps you won’t but I guess I will not have to hear people like Major Garrett and Carl Cameron any more.


143 posted on 11/06/2008 10:41:17 AM PST by jinglethosekeyes (The more we know, the worse we will be if BHO wins)
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To: AuntB

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.


144 posted on 11/06/2008 10:42:18 AM PST by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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To: veritas2002

Removed FOX from my computer home page and stopped watching them on election night.


145 posted on 11/06/2008 10:43:07 AM PST by Salais (conservative soccer mom)
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To: veritas2002

Agree totally — like many others on this string, I’m already not watching any cable news network.


146 posted on 11/06/2008 10:43:37 AM PST by Realpolitiker
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To: Charles Bronson Forever

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.


147 posted on 11/06/2008 10:43:48 AM PST by softwarecreator (Wow, free food, free gas and no more mortgage payments after January 2009, thanks Obama!!)
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To: veritas2002

Done!


148 posted on 11/06/2008 10:43:55 AM PST by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: SE Mom
Like I've said on other threads...I have seen no dancing in the streets since Election Night.
149 posted on 11/06/2008 10:44:09 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: veritas2002

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.

H


150 posted on 11/06/2008 10:44:14 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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