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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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To: chickpundit

Everyone always says they enjoy Brit Hume. Every time I have seen him, he is dry to boring, and doesn’t seem to be much of a conservative at all. I disagreed with every word he said after the 3rd debate.


151 posted on 11/06/2008 10:44:28 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: veritas2002

I turned ‘em off for good around midnight Tuesday night. I’m going on a four year vacation from all of these morons.


152 posted on 11/06/2008 10:44:45 AM PST by ElephantinTexas (The Mavericks Win!! No......... Not Dallas. McCain/Palin 2008!!)
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To: netmilsmom

***If you have Dish or Directv, they KNOW what you are watching***

Hey, if that’s true - then we can run up the ratings for EWTN!!


153 posted on 11/06/2008 10:45:07 AM PST by nanetteclaret (America's Fourth Estate is Its Fifth Column)
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To: veritas2002
I'd love to join your boycott, but I haven't watched Fox News in years.

I recognized that sh!t-hole for what it was when they hired that @sshole Geraldo Rivera Jerry Rivers way back when.

154 posted on 11/06/2008 10:45:42 AM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: veritas2002
Yesterday I had had enough!! Fox left us behind with all the democrat talking heads.

That with all of this working to hurt Sarah Palin is the end for me.

I really think that God will step in and fight for her. He never rushes in.He is kind and sometimes He waits to let people show their worst. The time will come when He will move and when He does, I wonder how much power Fox News will have left.

I would not want to be in the shoes of all of those working to destroy Sarah Palin

155 posted on 11/06/2008 10:46:15 AM PST by ezcritter
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To: GerardKempf

Is this O’Riely???


156 posted on 11/06/2008 10:46:38 AM PST by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: veritas2002

Already started. Greta has been been pretty good this election cycle. I hate to see her get punished too, but a bandwagon is a bandwagon - and I’m jumping on.


157 posted on 11/06/2008 10:47:29 AM PST by kddid
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To: veritas2002
I'm in !

Election night was the first time in 3 months I watched Fox news, and it will be the last for a long time.

158 posted on 11/06/2008 10:47:55 AM PST by IrishMike (Gov Sarah Palin - Gun control is hitting what you shoot at)
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To: nanetteclaret

In 2 years Juan Williams will be the conservative on the Sunday Morning roundtable.


159 posted on 11/06/2008 10:48:01 AM PST by AU72
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To: nanetteclaret

Yup! Do that!


160 posted on 11/06/2008 10:48:42 AM PST by netmilsmom (Welcome to Obamunism)
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To: veritas2002

I am so “in”. Fox news used to be a haven for those of us who detest the MSM’s liberalism. Now they have abandoned us too for the sake of ratings and being “fair and balanced” (hurl)
I still like Fox and Friends, Megyn Kelly and Greta is better after she visited Sarah and decided she liked her.
Shep is a Lib, O’Reilly seems to be on the verge of going postal with power and “the round table” looks like they are either asleep or on downers.
Fox is no longer a quality news source. So where are we go go now?
I’ve had it with them, as I guess some of the rest of you have too.
Boycotting is a great idea but we also MUST pass on these comments! Does anyone have Brit’s email?
Let’s get some of the other talking heads contacts over there too.
And Carl Cameron? what a rat! Apparently he was in the tank for Odumbo all along! His rip on Sarah yesterday was disgusting.


161 posted on 11/06/2008 10:49:06 AM PST by Mountain Mary
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To: chickpundit

‘...“undecided” voters in Frank Luntz’s “studies”....’

Week BEFORE the election, Luntz told O’Reilly he would tracking results to the end and ‘track the first 100 days to see if Obama would keep his promises.’

Made me furious, called and emailed Fox ...since Luntz had determined the election, guess the rest of us should stay home. And, Luntz should excuse himself when looking for ‘undecided’ people....apparently he had decided on Obama before the election was held.


162 posted on 11/06/2008 10:49:15 AM PST by 4integrity
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To: veritas2002

I blocked the channel 11/4/08.
NO MORE FOX FOR ME!!!!


163 posted on 11/06/2008 10:49:27 AM PST by palady (Wake me up in 4 years.)
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To: veritas2002

I havent watched FOX for about a month now and have no intention of watching it any time soon.


164 posted on 11/06/2008 10:49:43 AM PST by donnab (Will the real Obama please stand up?)
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To: veritas2002

Funny, I was thinking about Fox this morning. They used to be the only place where you could get an unbiased report of the news, but about three months ago they must’ve made a policy change. Now they are more like SeeBS than just about anyone. I wonder if they decided that Zero was going to win and implement the Fairness Doctrine, so they becoma just another 0bama cheerleader.


165 posted on 11/06/2008 10:50:38 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (In Memory of Liberty and Freedom - July 4, 1776 - November 4, 2008)
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To: veritas2002; All

I began my boycott after FOX took it upon themselves to try and censor Congressman Duncan Hunter and run him out of the primary race. I unsubscribed from their cable service, and I wrote every advertiser to tell them why, and why I would NEVER be back.

Fox is nothing but three extra letters floating in the bowl of rancid alphabet network soup, no better than ABC/CNN/See-BS/NBC and the rest of them.

We need an FR News Channel, that’s what we need.


166 posted on 11/06/2008 10:50:51 AM PST by mkjessup (0bama the President-elect? 'Reverend' Jeremiah Wright IS a prophet: God has just damned America.)
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To: veritas2002

I stopped watching t.v. period several days before the election. Not going back, I’m sick of all of them, Fox included.


167 posted on 11/06/2008 10:51:33 AM PST by SaintDismas (Starting to regret the handle I chose for this forum)
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To: GerardKempf

“How did the media pick Maverick? “

Where were you in the primaries...? NY times endorsed McCAin. Letterman and all the pundits had him on at the exclusion of all the others except Rudy. McCain was below several of them, but he still got to future debates while others were eliminated.....and on and on...


168 posted on 11/06/2008 10:51:37 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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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. You boycott your family members when they don’t agree with you or say something you don’t want to hear?”


You describe yourself as “center-right” and you blame Governor Palin on your home paqe, maybe you should stay out of conservative conversations for a while and just listen to what they have to say, maybe you’ll learn something.


169 posted on 11/06/2008 10:52:08 AM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: FrankR

Great Idea about the “cc”!!!! I’m on it.


170 posted on 11/06/2008 10:52:26 AM PST by Bombshell
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To: veritas2002

Quit watching a lot of Fox since the third debate...haven’t turned them on at all since the day before the election...have no intention of turning them on for a very, very long time.....just like all the rest, now.


171 posted on 11/06/2008 10:52:28 AM PST by MasonGal
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To: veritas2002

I’m with you. I’m also not going to click on foxnews.com for the week..or more!

The only reason I voted this year was because Palin was on the ticket. Fred was my man.


172 posted on 11/06/2008 10:52:33 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: veritas2002

I am so “in”. Fox news used to be a haven for those of us who detest the MSM’s liberalism. Now they have abandoned us too for the sake of ratings and being “fair and balanced” (hurl)
I still like Fox and Friends, Megyn Kelly and Greta is better after she visited Sarah and decided she liked her.
Shep is a Lib, O’Reilly seems to be on the verge of going postal with power and “the round table” looks like they are either asleep or on downers.
Fox is no longer a quality news source. So where are we go go now?
I’ve had it with them, as I guess some of the rest of you have too.
Boycotting is a great idea but we also MUST pass on these comments! Does anyone have Brit’s email?
Let’s get some of the other talking heads contacts over there too.
And Carl Cameron? what a rat! Apparently he was in the tank for Odumbo all along! His rip on Sarah yesterday was disgusting.


173 posted on 11/06/2008 10:53:19 AM PST by Mountain Mary
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To: veritas2002

I do not watch any of the news media including FOX
strictly listen to the radio


174 posted on 11/06/2008 10:53:32 AM PST by bzybee
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To: 4integrity

>> I was surprised and very disappointed at Brit Hume and his panel on election night. They seemed, early on, to concede Obama won

Um ... he did. Once Penn and Ohio went, it was over.

>> [...] and they were downright giddy....silly.

They certainly were not giddy ... but they didn’t appear dejected either. Chris Wallace and Brit Hume are among the most professional reporters on the air in this country. And, the panel is largely conservative — Krauthammer, Barnes and Kristol wouldn’t have been “giddy” about an Obama victory. Kondrake is liberal, but pretty balanced. Juan Williams and the other lady are liberal.

I am not sure what you expected. Were they supposed to be flabbergasted, pissed off, upset, dejected? That wouldn’t be particularly professional ... no good analyst or reporter would act like the world has ended simply because of an election.

And, you know what ... life goes on. I refuse to spend the next 4 years angry.

H


175 posted on 11/06/2008 10:55:46 AM PST by SnakeDoctor (Keep Austin Quarantined ...)
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To: NRA2BFree

Count me in also, I am done with tv except for HGTV, Animal Planet, Lost, 24 and stuff like that. My fingers will not touch news channels.


176 posted on 11/06/2008 10:57:54 AM PST by mel
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To: veritas2002

Count me in, though I started my personal boycott the night of McCain acceptance speech when BOR interviewed BHO.


177 posted on 11/06/2008 10:58:44 AM PST by pctech
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Right now the only major news source which delivers the conservative perspective even some of the time is FOX.

AMEN! Thank you for your reply. I was going to write a long one, but heck you've save me the effort. You bet, FOX is not the only one who is reporting this and unlike one of the posters CNN has reported this also. What do they expect, FOX should IGNORE what is being said just cause they don't agree with it, or may make some of us angry? Surly we know not everyone at FOX is or should be a conservative. Talk about managing the news----guess it's different when we don't like what we hear.

178 posted on 11/06/2008 11:00:00 AM PST by mupcat
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To: veritas2002

Rabid FOX? Kicked that bad habit a long time ago.


179 posted on 11/06/2008 11:00:39 AM PST by tumblindice (Why, it's Auntie Esther!)
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To: veritas2002

It will be hard as I am such a news junkie, but I think I am with you. I have neglected my favorite cooking shows for too long.


180 posted on 11/06/2008 11:01:26 AM PST by Lets Be Frank
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To: Bobalu

If you say so.

SCREW FOX. Murdoch and his lefty son can both take a long walk of a short pier.


181 posted on 11/06/2008 11:01:41 AM PST by DManA
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To: Madeleine Ward
It’s only news if Fox chooses to carry the story.

This isn't so - the story's being reported on multiple news outlets.

Gee, the MSM didn’t think that all the sleeziness surrounding Obama was news, so they just didn’t carry it.

And thereby discredited themselves and turned themselves into propaganda outlets for Obama's campaign. It's nice to see that Fox isn't doing this for either side - their business is to report news, not to stifle it.
182 posted on 11/06/2008 11:05:33 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: veritas2002

I just put the link to this thread on their “You Tip” inside the “Opinion” link. They will probably not even look at it.


183 posted on 11/06/2008 11:06:33 AM PST by SaintDismas (Starting to regret the handle I chose for this forum)
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To: veritas2002

I trust nothing political (or otherwise, save for perhaps sports) that shows up on the boob tube.

Between the federal government, the schools, and the media, the left is now basically in total control of the country.


184 posted on 11/06/2008 11:06:50 AM PST by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: netmilsmom

What about Time Warner Cable?


185 posted on 11/06/2008 11:07:41 AM PST by Bombshell
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To: veritas2002

One of the dumbest things I have ever read on FR.

Keith Olbermann, is that you?

If Carl Cameron hadn’t put it on the air, then it would have taken all of a nanosecond for the slimy McCain staffers to call Brian Ross at ABC or some reporter at CNN to have them get their message out.

Your “two minutes hate” should be directed at Nicole Wallace and any other McCain staffers who are making leaks to the press in order to publicly hurt Palin.

O’Reilly basically told Cameron this crap was a bunch of nonsense. So should we just boycott Cameron but not O’Reilly? How would that work? Oh wait, O’Reilly will say something we don’t like next week so then we’ll be boycotting him.

Hannity was pretty much the only one on any channel willing to go after The One for his radical past. So we are so supposed to boycott him for something Cameron reported?

Megyn Kelly is a jewel. We are supposed to boycott her for something Cameron reported?

Idiotic.


186 posted on 11/06/2008 11:08:36 AM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: Hemorrhage

‘...Were they supposed to be flabbergasted, pissed off, upset, dejected? ..’

I expected them to be professional. I’ve been a fan of Brit Hume for a very long time....and I’m sad he’s retiring. Special Report is one of the shows I try not to miss. I enjoyed the show because I believed I learned from Brit’s objective reporting.

I didn’t say Brit and his panel were giddy because Obama was winning. Seemed they knew what the outcome would be.....as many did since, imho, this election was practically bought.....and just decided they would ‘have fun’ vs delivering serious reporting as they usually do.

Sorry if I offended your senses....but, at least for now..I’m entitled to my opinion. And, btw, I’m not angry....disgusted at the RNC maybe but, not angry.


187 posted on 11/06/2008 11:10:19 AM PST by 4integrity
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To: MountainWoman

O’REILLY changed his tune in favor Obama about 4 months ago. The attack yesterday to Palin was despicable. I was a fan of Fox, no anymore, I will keep seeing only Hamnity’s shows.


188 posted on 11/06/2008 11:10:50 AM PST by Dqban22
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To: wally-balls

GREAT IDEA!!!! Let’s start a list of sponsors and times and post them here. I’m not “tecky” enough to do this but I would be willing to help any way I can.


189 posted on 11/06/2008 11:13:07 AM PST by Bombshell
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To: Bombshell

I’m not sure how much Cable companies track, but the satellite companies do.


190 posted on 11/06/2008 11:13:10 AM PST by netmilsmom (Welcome to Obamunism)
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To: SE Mom
With remarks like those made on the Brokaw/Rose tapes, it reinforces my belief that the media ELITES are just ordinary people who really do not know a whole lot. These self-important ELITES are the same people who pilloried Sarah because she did not talk the way folks inside the Beltway or NYC.
191 posted on 11/06/2008 11:17:07 AM PST by Tarheel (Today, North Carolina turned blue.)
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To: veritas2002

I said a couple of years ago that Fox had people from the dark side over there, especially on the weekends. You people yelled at me. I have been watching Fox sparingly (because there’s nothing else one can watch) for a long time.


192 posted on 11/06/2008 11:17:27 AM PST by rushmom (l)
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To: veritas2002

For Sale: Custom designed Vest, with detonator cord and Fox News Logo on back, excellent condition.


193 posted on 11/06/2008 11:20:28 AM PST by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of the American Sheeple never ceases to amaze me....)
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To: veritas2002

FOX will join MSNBC, and CNN as blocked channels on my direct TV receiver. I am done with TV News. Don’t need em, don’t want em.


194 posted on 11/06/2008 11:20:32 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: veritas2002

I am in. I only watched a minute Carl Cameron’s gossip from people who obviously dislike Sarah Palin. I just have one question for Carl. If Sarah Palin was a poor pick for McCain, whose fault is it?


195 posted on 11/06/2008 11:23:05 AM PST by Dr. Hog
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To: Laverne

Greta has done relatively well during the election, I’ll grant that.

The rest of them just grate on my nerves now. All the smiley faces are too much right now.

Besides, the slant got pretty bad, especially right before the election night coverage. I get stabbed in the back enough at work; I don’t need it from my tv set, too.


196 posted on 11/06/2008 11:23:27 AM PST by delphirogatio (I am the indication, not the confirmation.)
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To: veritas2002; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
I have not watched any news... since PA was called for nObama.

Tell me... who won?

It cannot be nObama... as I still have money in my pocket and bank account.

197 posted on 11/06/2008 11:24:14 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: veritas2002

I already started. Right after McCain’s concession speech. I’m burned out after following this election for two years. I have no more interest in hearing the stupid opinions of the talking heads. I say we put them all out of business. I doubt they could survive with liberals alone. Half of them are watching Dancing with the Stars.


198 posted on 11/06/2008 11:24:23 AM PST by jersey117
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To: veritas2002
News organizations are supposed to cover news — and the McCain camp dissing Palin is news. Like it or not — and I do not like the story — Fox has an obligation to cover it. And I would rather have the weasels in the McCain camp known for what they are.
199 posted on 11/06/2008 11:24:34 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: rushmom
I have been watching Fox sparingly (because there’s nothing else one can watch) for a long time.

Free Republic, Drudge, Talk Radio and the NY Post do it for me!

200 posted on 11/06/2008 11:26:06 AM PST by jersey117
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