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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

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To: veritas2002

Consider it done and for more then 3 months. I will miss the pretty faces of Megan and Martha though. :-)


201 posted on 11/06/2008 11:26:41 AM PST by mcshot (Bitterly Loving God, Family, and Guns more then ever. The Constitution Dammit.)
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To: NRA2BFree

I have turned off FOX since the last debate.


202 posted on 11/06/2008 11:27:30 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Rockingham

a sincere question.......why is it news?

McCain and Palin lost; they are back in their respective states and jobs; they’re not major players in the transition to new Pres. What bearing does any pettiness during the campaign have on ANYTHING?

I suspect Cameron would say it’s news. But, I don’t understand why...??


203 posted on 11/06/2008 11:28:12 AM PST by 4integrity
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To: rom

I’m with him - the hell with all of the news stations.

Bring on Obama 24/7!!!!!

(sarc)


204 posted on 11/06/2008 11:28:12 AM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: veritas2002

I started Tuesday night........


205 posted on 11/06/2008 11:29:15 AM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: timestax

I will be watching Fox News today at either 8 or 9 pm, I am not sure yet.

Sorry to break your boycott.


206 posted on 11/06/2008 11:29:16 AM PST by WilliamReading
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To: GerardKempf

Amen.


207 posted on 11/06/2008 11:29:28 AM PST by NucSubs ( Cognitive dissonance: Conflict or anxiety resulting from inconsistency between beliefs and actions)
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To: veritas2002

The Fox web site is very very slow. Looks like they are being flooded with complaints on their comments page.


208 posted on 11/06/2008 11:37:37 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: libh8er
I boycotted Fox following the third debate.

Yes, that was the tipping point for me as well. This was the first election since FOX News has been on the air that I did not watch a single minute of coverage.

In some ways, I compare FOX News to a newly elected politician with good right-center ideals who goes to the capitol and is "transformed" (always to the left) within a year or two.

Brit Hume, in my opinion, was such a man. He was a shining light in the otherwise dark mainstream media. Initially, he was the face of FOX News. Sadly, over time he has become no different that all of the other talking heads. Fortunately, for Britt, he is retiring ...admitting he's burned out and no longer has a fire in his belly for political news coverage.

209 posted on 11/06/2008 11:38:02 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (For the first time in my life I am voting for Vice President!)
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To: veritas2002

I started 3 days ago and am not going back!

I’m done with them.


210 posted on 11/06/2008 11:39:00 AM PST by coconut47
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To: veritas2002

I’ve boycotted Faux for the most part ever since their shameful Katrina coverage. However I *used* to respect Brit Hume until I realized he’s yet another neo-conservative McCain pusher, along with Fred Barnes and Bill Kristrol. They can all go to hell.


211 posted on 11/06/2008 11:40:10 AM PST by Bull Market (The Neo-Con experiment failed. John McCain deserved to lose.)
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To: veritas2002
I quit watching after the 3rd debate and as of yet have seen no reason to return. This only concurs my decision....
212 posted on 11/06/2008 11:40:50 AM PST by Born In America (Forgive us Father for they know not what they have done....)
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To: WilliamReading
You are wasting you time @8PM. Consult you channel guide, there must be something of more interest elsewhere other than BOR....
213 posted on 11/06/2008 11:43:27 AM PST by Born In America (Forgive us Father for they know not what they have done....)
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To: rom

Me too. It was all Obama before and it will definitely be all Obama now. Not my cup of tea. No more of it for me—not even Fox.


214 posted on 11/06/2008 11:45:36 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: WilliamReading
HA HA
215 posted on 11/06/2008 11:54:41 AM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: 4integrity
Infighting in a campaign is news.

The charges against Palin — which I reject as implausible — are that she abused a clothing allowance for the campaign and was ignorant about basic political knowledge. These claims are also news because Palin was a VP nominee, is governor of Alaska, and is now a national political figure.

The blame mongering against Palin by McCain campaign operatives is news for many conservatives because it definitively reveals that crew for the disloyal losers and jerks that they are. Finding that sort of thing out is unpleasant but worthwhile as it liberates one from illusions.

I suspect that these shots at the blue collar Palin are with the approval of McCain even though he picked her as his running mate. He is married to a deep pocket clothing and housing allowance and was shown woefully ignorant about the basics of McCain-Feingold. Keep these things in mind if you ever get to feeling sentimental about McCain or are inclined to credit him as a worthy GOP leader.

216 posted on 11/06/2008 11:55:22 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: veritas2002

My boycott against all MSM media started over a year ago.

“I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.” William Tecumseh Sherman


217 posted on 11/06/2008 11:55:27 AM PST by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: veritas2002

Why not just obycott O Reilly? Greta, for example, has been quite fair and so has Brit.


218 posted on 11/06/2008 11:56:45 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: veritas2002

consider it done


219 posted on 11/06/2008 11:57:13 AM PST by PanzerDeutscheschafferhund
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To: the Real fifi

Peer Pressure. There’s nothing worse than pissing off your colleagues.


220 posted on 11/06/2008 12:09:27 PM PST by veritas2002
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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.


221 posted on 11/06/2008 12:10:25 PM PST by Mountain Mary
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To: veritas2002

Done with them. FOX news blocked Duncan Hunter from the debates. I haven’t watched them since January, nor do I listen any longer to Hannity and O’reilly on the radio.


222 posted on 11/06/2008 12:14:21 PM PST by Haddit (A Hunter Conservative)
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To: veritas2002

Sorry I can’t join your boycott. I gave them up for Lent - and haven’t watched any major TV channel since that time except for one debate - Governor Sarah against Joe Biden!


223 posted on 11/06/2008 12:16:42 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Rockingham

Thank you for your reply and explanations.

imho, one should never say never....but, can’t ever see myself getting sentimental about McCain. He was definitely not on my most favorite person list.....voted for him cause Obama was, again imo, 100x worse ...and because McCain was the R candidate, we got Obama. Sarah was the only shining light for enthusiasm.


224 posted on 11/06/2008 12:18:42 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: mcshot
Done. More time for games with the family and hobby activities. I can do without: (1) Shep Smith's creepy-looking eyes; (2) BOR's "everything's about me" ego (most recently he blamed the financial crisis on himself because he didn't watch out for the folks enough, but not to worry, he's on it now); (3) seizure-inducing graphics; (4) tabloid journalism with an unhealthy fascination for young and / or pretty murdered white females; (5) Colmes ; (6) Sean Hannity's hair (sorry, just a personal thing)...

but mostly just their BS.

And besides, Laruie Dhue is gone. (Someone more technologically competent can insert the appropriate animated GIF.)
225 posted on 11/06/2008 12:20:14 PM PST by SalukiLawyer (In Moslem mythology al-Baraq (Barack) was the horse upon which Mohammed ascended into heaven.)
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To: Bender2
I still have money in my pocket and bank account.

Not for long.

226 posted on 11/06/2008 12:26:57 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: veritas2002

We are self-employed as dairy farmers, so we are home most of the time. My wife has it on in the kitchen up to 8 hours a day as she works or as background noise. We are doing a Nielsen the week of November 20, so we’ll see about influencing the “numbers that count”......

hh


227 posted on 11/06/2008 12:27:42 PM PST by hoosier hick (Greetings from flyover country.....)
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To: veritas2002

Besides this slamming of Palin, a couple nights ago, didn’t one of the Fox people call FreeRepublic a “hate site”?


228 posted on 11/06/2008 12:38:01 PM PST by MayflowerMadam ("...a hyphenated American is not an American at all." T. Roosevelt)
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To: 4integrity
We are in complete agreement. I supported Fred Thompson, and then Mitt Romney after Fred dropped out. I supported McCain as the nominee and as the alternative to Obama — but I long ago lost my illusions about McCain. Like many with a military background, McCain tends to be socially and fiscally conservative but idiosyncratic and with a belief in government that is decidedly not conservative.
229 posted on 11/06/2008 12:38:10 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: veritas2002

Haven’t watched them for weeks.....That Shep started giving me the creepers with his sudden love for 0.


230 posted on 11/06/2008 12:40:05 PM PST by geege
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To: Treefiddy

Yup. Gotta “dance with the one what brung ya.” Guess they forgot.


231 posted on 11/06/2008 12:41:15 PM PST by MayflowerMadam ("...a hyphenated American is not an American at all." T. Roosevelt)
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To: veritas2002

Good idea. Hit them in the wallet.


232 posted on 11/06/2008 12:44:11 PM PST by RichardW
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To: Bender2

I listen to Rush, email friends and check in here.

I watch a lot of old movies, I have several hundred DVD’s. ;)

I watched Command Decision with Clark Gable and Jumper (which is a fairly new one) last night.

At the same time I recorded Bones, CSI: NY and Knight Rider which is very juvenile, but I like the Shelby Mustang. >:-}

I did watch FNC (Fox News Channel) at 1:00PM to catch a little Neil Cavuto and FBN (Fox Business News) at 3:00PM where Cavuto has another one hour show.

I have DirecTV HD, love that high def. I’ll be watching the NFL channel tonight for Brady Quinn’s coming out party(Browns-Broncos.) The NFL network has great High Def and the guys cover football well. ;);)


233 posted on 11/06/2008 12:49:32 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: veritas2002

Haven’t yet scanned the entire thread. An exception could be argued for Greta Van Susteren’s show. She has been more than fair with the Palins and based on comments Greta has made several times, she shares the outrage.


234 posted on 11/06/2008 12:55:46 PM PST by CharterOakie (Eph 3:20; 1 John 4:4)
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To: veritas2002

I’m in.


236 posted on 11/06/2008 12:59:25 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: veritas2002
We should stop watching FOX permanently.
237 posted on 11/06/2008 1:40:53 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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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? Hey, don’t watch Fox if you don’t like it, but tossing out boycott is petty

If they are going to act like the MSM, they should be treated like the MSM.

238 posted on 11/06/2008 1:42:23 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: veritas2002
For one week beginning at 3:00 PM today no one tunes them in.

Why stop for one week? They've supported RINOs for years - they were pro-Giuliani up until it was clear he was dropping out of the primaries, and the head of Fox News still supports Giuliani (they are close friends).

They had a chance at giving real Conservatives a platform, and instead they touted people like Giuliani, and Fox's owner lavished a lot of praise on Obama not too long ago.
239 posted on 11/06/2008 1:45:12 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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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. 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.

That isn't news, that is gossip.

240 posted on 11/06/2008 1:46:59 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Hemorrhage
but I don’t need to ALWAYS agree with someone to appreciate a balanced approach.

You see, that is the problem, there is no 'balanced approach' there is only right and wrong.

241 posted on 11/06/2008 1:49:44 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: fortheDeclaration
That isn't news, that is gossip.

A very large percentage of political reporting is sourced on gossip. The problem here is not Fox - it's the former McCain campaign workers trying to smear Palin.
242 posted on 11/06/2008 1:51:13 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: veritas2002

Baby, I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but many have been boycotting FOX for ages. Yes, I will continue to boycott in your honor...no sarcasm intended. I am proud of you and all of us who are weaning from TV.


243 posted on 11/06/2008 1:56:10 PM PST by LakeLady (I am a Female Alpha Dog Activist!! I hunt & tree demonRATS! THEN I bite!)
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To: Doug4McCain
that’s a crazy high number for an allegedly conservative TV channel.

Conservative TV channel? Are you serious?

They have never claimed to be a Conservative outlet.

Rather they claim "fair and balanced".

There is no Conservative media outlet on television and never will be.

244 posted on 11/06/2008 1:57:09 PM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
very large percentage of political reporting is sourced on gossip. The problem here is not Fox - it's the former McCain campaign workers trying to smear Palin.

No, they should not be reporting gossip as news.

That is why the McCain people leaked it, they knew it would get reported and since FOX is considered 'conservative' it would get more weight.

Conservatives need to boycott anything associated with compromising with the Obama administration.

This is how the American Revolution began, by boycotting British goods.

245 posted on 11/06/2008 1:57:47 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
A very large percentage of political reporting is sourced on gossip. The problem here is not Fox - it's the former McCain campaign workers trying to smear Palin.

Fox News was smearing Palin on Tuesday night, and it had nothing to do with anything Mccain campaign workers had said - Steve Schmidt may have refused to say what he thought of Palin that evening, but as soon as Fox News called it for Obama, they began destroying Palin on the air. While I agreed with some of the criticisms, they went way too far, given the timing.
246 posted on 11/06/2008 2:10:25 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: veritas2002

I stopped watching since Monday the 3rd.
Feels so GREAT!

The problem is I am not a Neilson ratings home.
They won’t know most of us don’t watch.
Unless you have a neilson box your ratings or non-ratings don’t count.
(My sister used to be a Neilson home so I know)

We need to let them know in other ways we are not watching.


247 posted on 11/06/2008 2:15:00 PM PST by Aurorales
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To: Aurorales

Oh forgot to add, I stopped watching ALL TV news stations. Fox is just one of them.
My life is so nice without the talking heads spinning their crap.

But again, how will they know?

If a tree falls in the woods........yadda yadda yadda


248 posted on 11/06/2008 2:17:14 PM PST by Aurorales
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To: jinglethosekeyes
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???

A scurrilous like attack. A reputable news organization should not report such locker room jabber.

249 posted on 11/06/2008 2:20:42 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: jinglethosekeyes

It’s all about the money.


250 posted on 11/06/2008 2:47:07 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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