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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
Another worthless boycott attempt.

Brit Hume was the last bastion of real and legitimate news on FNC. He was the last link I had to FNC.

51 posted on 11/06/2008 10:15:38 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: veritas2002
I never understood why anyone really thought Fox News gave conservatives a fair shot. I used to watch it every now and then and thought it sounded like a clone of the other networks.

I quit watching it years ago and haven't missed it a bit.
52 posted on 11/06/2008 10:15:50 AM PST by Dan in Wichita
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To: GerardKempf

Right, because to join together to force change is what, unAmerican. If you don’t want to join, get off the thread.


53 posted on 11/06/2008 10:16:02 AM PST by The Californian (The door to the room of success swings on the hinges of opposition. Bob Jones, Sr.)
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To: veritas2002

People should call Hannity at 3pm on his radio and ask him how he fails about the smear and hit job that his network is attempting to do on Sarah, and IS HE going to stand up and defend her against his own news network???


54 posted on 11/06/2008 10:16:06 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: All

Have not been watching Hume for several months, BOR for close to two years. I will still probably watch Hannity, who has carried the water. I stopped watching Fox and Friends long ago.

Someone I have started to like is Greta, but now that the election is over, I will probably watch her less, just because of the types of stories she normally does. Not her. She has been extremely fair to Palin.


55 posted on 11/06/2008 10:16:29 AM PST by Madeleine Ward (.)
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To: veritas2002

You can count me in. I refuse to watch any TV . Been listening to the radio.


56 posted on 11/06/2008 10:16:48 AM PST by Granny Rudd
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To: veritas2002

Count me in.


57 posted on 11/06/2008 10:17:14 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: veritas2002

Absolutely. See my tagline.


58 posted on 11/06/2008 10:17:20 AM PST by nanetteclaret (America's Fourth Estate is Its Fifth Column)
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To: veritas2002

I started yesterday morning with the Friends and haven’t tuned in since.


59 posted on 11/06/2008 10:17:22 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: rom

I hate them all. Fox was my only hope but they’ve gone over to the darkside. The only show I’ve watched on Fox for the past few months is Fox and Friends. They’re the only true fair and balanced people on that station.


60 posted on 11/06/2008 10:17:22 AM PST by dormee
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To: veritas2002

YESSERIE!!! NO FOX HERE!


61 posted on 11/06/2008 10:17:26 AM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: veritas2002

Done.....


62 posted on 11/06/2008 10:17:26 AM PST by auusn
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To: roses of sharon

Good idea. Send this to every conservative blog and we will spread a boycott of FOX so that they won’t know what hit them!


63 posted on 11/06/2008 10:18:00 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: veritas2002
"For one week beginning at 3:00 PM today"

I don't think it works that way - they don't have a "meter" to tell them how many people are tuning in at any given time.

It's done with "ratings", i.e. surveys...i.e. polls...and we all know how reliable they are.

There are only certain times during the year (excepting internal polls, which are naturally skewed) when they are taken.

The only thing that will affect them immediately is emails and letters. Now if you really want to get their attention, tell them what you think about them, and then "cc" CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC/MS-NBC.

They don't want their competition knowing that their "fan base" is upset...especially right now.

And while your at it, please tell O'Riley, Sean, and the rest to let their damn guests finish answering the questions they ask, and stop talking over each other. This doesn't work with human hearing with all the voices coming from the same source...you can't single out a voice by direction like you can in a crowded noisy room...it turns into gibberish. That's usually when I change the station and watch the Game Show Network.
64 posted on 11/06/2008 10:18:20 AM PST by FrankR (Let's sit back and watch the show - popcorn anyone?)
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To: veritas2002

Started today.

And sent them an E-mail stating I might not be the only one.


65 posted on 11/06/2008 10:18:24 AM PST by silentreignofheroes (Should have seen it in color.)
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To: DManA
Who will know if I don’t tune in?

Rest assured that someone at FOX is monitoring this very thread and that it is quite troubling to them.....anyone in media with a brain watches FR closely.

66 posted on 11/06/2008 10:18:39 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 had given up on television long ago, except to use it to watch DVD’s of my own choosing. We have literally hundreds of channels and there is nothing watchable except for TCM, because that channel shows movies that were made when Americans were proud and when the future was still bright. I get my news from talk radio and Free Republic and my entertainment from activities more important to the mind and body than TV has to offer. I join in your call for boycott, and go one better, tun off the TV!
67 posted on 11/06/2008 10:18:57 AM PST by Skeptical constituent
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To: veritas2002
I had given up on television long ago, except to use it to watch DVD’s of my own choosing. We have literally hundreds of channels and there is nothing watchable except for TCM, because that channel shows movies that were made when Americans were proud and when the future was still bright. I get my news from talk radio and Free Republic and my entertainment from activities more important to the mind and body than TV has to offer. I join in your call for boycott, and go one better, tun off the TV!
68 posted on 11/06/2008 10:19:06 AM PST by Skeptical constituent
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To: veritas2002

I put the Weather Channel on yesterday, and will probably watch it through the Winter.


69 posted on 11/06/2008 10:19:26 AM PST by granite ("We dare not tempt them with weakness" - JFK)
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To: veritas2002

I agree. I’m tired of their slant towards the left. Its been going on for months. Guess they don’t need us Republican viewers. The only reason I voted Republican this time was because of Sara & not McCain. McCain is just a Moderate Dem. We need to get to get rid of the primaries that determine who are Republican candidate would be like it happened this time.


70 posted on 11/06/2008 10:19:33 AM PST by jrcats (Good always wins over the bad. I just hope its in this lifetime.)
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To: veritas2002
I agree. Except for Cavuto and Hannity, they are starting to become CNN jr.

I used to watch O'Reilly but after watching him suck up to Obama I tuned him out. I can listen to Hannity on Sirius.

This should be an easy boycott.

71 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:05 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

Also, I suggest freepers send complaints about Shep Fag to foxnews.com. Also, perhaps some NY Freepers can get photos of Shep and his boyfriend and post it online.


72 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:05 AM PST by montag813
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To: veritas2002

I started last week. I feel better already!


73 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:14 AM PST by safisoft
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Neil is good and fair. So are the three on Fox and Friends. The rest of them have gone to the dark side with the MSM. You watch though....they’ll be the first station to blast Obama for anything they don’t like. They anointed him and now they’ll try and crucify him. They want the ratings.


74 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:15 AM PST by dormee
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To: albie
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75 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:17 AM PST by Caper29
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To: Miss Didi

I listen to Neil at 4 on FOX and now will listen to him at 6 on FBN.

I can listen to Rush and Levin when it’s convenient and use the internet.


76 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:23 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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Thread bump.

This idea is a gentle reminder and nudge to me to BE TRUE to conviction.

I am going to be focusing A LOT more to that end, SERIOUSLY, for these next four years. I will think TWICE about everything that I do, before I do it, to cognizantly do THE right (and easy, really,) thing with all habits and dealings.

On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country,....

Girl Scout Promise.

77 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:42 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: EyeGuy

I am going for the Triple Dog Boycott....

Not much tv going on around here these days. Definitely haven’t been impressed with Fox. I don’t get up regularly for Fox & Friends (too early here)...are they joining in on the pile-on?


78 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:42 AM PST by Inclines to the Right (Free Compean and Ramos (STILL).)
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To: LibFreeUSA
We built these clowns, they betrayed us. How many Freepers used to go and switch store tvs to fox and then leave it on? How many of you promoted Fox to everyone you knew?

We need a new tv news channel that is completely conservative. We have the talent. Rush, Ingraham, Levin, Hannity, Beck, Boortz, and others. Until then, I am cancelling cable.

79 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:42 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Start the AIP- American Independence Party)
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To: veritas2002

I don’t watch Fox, I get all the news I need from FR.


80 posted on 11/06/2008 10:20:42 AM PST by South40
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To: veritas2002

I turned the tv news off Tuesday night and haven’t turned it back on. Nor do I intend to. I can get all the news fit to read from FR and other internet news sources.

Fox is dead to me. (All the others already were.)


81 posted on 11/06/2008 10:21:09 AM PST by delphirogatio (I am the indication, not the confirmation.)
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To: Doug4McCain
It’s no secret that Fox News has really hot chicks...

Wholeheartedly agree

82 posted on 11/06/2008 10:21:38 AM PST by longhair
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To: veritas2002
I would like to target specific shows. FNFs has been doing a terrific job lately. Hannity, Greta and Megan Kelly also.

I've been very disappointed in Special Edition with Brit Hume recently.

Neil Cavutto what's up with you brother?

Carl Cameron is a dead man walking.

83 posted on 11/06/2008 10:21:54 AM PST by McGruff (It took a Jimma Carta to give us a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Dan in Wichita

Dan, Fox got its reputation and huge rating because they used to report from the heartland....on issues normal, real, hard working, and patriotic American cared about.

Once they go them hooked, they dumped them.

They moved back towards a traditional New York, DC, mindset. They only report for their peers in NY now.


84 posted on 11/06/2008 10:22:13 AM PST by roses of sharon (The MSM vampires must die.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Rush has been blasting the McCain folks for trashing Sarah today...he played Carl’s juvenile clips with Bill, too.


85 posted on 11/06/2008 10:22:27 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
Can't do it. In order to boycott them, I would have to start watching them first.

Seriously, I haven't watched any sort of network news in probably more than 10 years. They make me scream at my tv and it scares the children.

86 posted on 11/06/2008 10:22:42 AM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: delphirogatio

Of all of them, Greta has been the best — fair, honest and straight down the middle. She even got mad last night (or so I read) about Karl’s gossip report. I’m done with them as well. Karl Cameron ruined it for me, plus the all stars on Brit’s panel are so inside the beltway stupid now they are unwatchable.


87 posted on 11/06/2008 10:22:54 AM PST by Laverne
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To: veritas2002

You bet! I’ll boycott them. Everybody needs to send an email to FOX telling them how DISgusted we are about the Palin story because that’s actually what they pay attention to.


88 posted on 11/06/2008 10:23:00 AM PST by October09
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To: Yaelle; veritas2002

I didn’t see Greta last night, but it’s my understanding she defended Sarah last night. I am highly disappointed in every one else.

I shouldn’t be surprised. I boycotted Fox for months after the primaries since they tore down real conservative candidates and built up the rinos. I should have known they’d be back to their old tricks. How can we keep Fox News from messing up the next Republican primary and tearing down every decent candidate? I know many conservatives whose only source of news is Fox, and they simply regurgitate their talking points. During the primary debates, these people would simply parrot what the commentators or “undecided” voters in Frank Luntz’s “studies”. How do we counter the rinos and get out the pure, unfiltered conservative message? I don’t want our future nominees chosen by the media.


89 posted on 11/06/2008 10:23:30 AM PST by chickpundit (Palin '12)
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To: toddausauras

You know what,,, i think you’re right.


90 posted on 11/06/2008 10:23:34 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: montag813
"Also, perhaps some NY Freepers can get photos of Shep and his boyfriend and post it online."

Why?

91 posted on 11/06/2008 10:23:35 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

Fox who? I think FR buying their own network would hurt all of them more. I don’t know how it could be done but I would really rather have a conservative news than trying to fix another.


92 posted on 11/06/2008 10:23:41 AM PST by CindyDawg (Lord, please bless America)
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To: veritas2002

You BETCHA I’m gonna join ya!


93 posted on 11/06/2008 10:24:12 AM PST by awin
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To: veritas2002
For one week beginning at 3:00 PM today no one tunes them in.

I will still go to FOX before I go anywhere else for news. That said, I have avoided them lately and can certainly do so for another week. They need to be hurt.

94 posted on 11/06/2008 10:24:37 AM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: rom
I’m done with Teevee. Let them all go to hell.

What is "Fox"?

No more Sunday shows, either. I'm stickin' to FreeRepublic & talk radio.

Good-bye O'Reilly, Hannity & Colmes, etc.

95 posted on 11/06/2008 10:24:54 AM PST by Night Hides Not (McCain is Lucy, McCainiacs are Charlie Brown, & the football was a secure border...before Sarah.)
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To: veritas2002

Just sent my pithy comment to O’reilly


96 posted on 11/06/2008 10:25:02 AM PST by demsux (Obama="the" BIG BROTHER)
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To: granite

I watch the Weather Channel often - to actually get the weather - but they are very liberal and promote “climate change” as part of their agenda. Be warned.


97 posted on 11/06/2008 10:25:05 AM PST by nanetteclaret (America's Fourth Estate is Its Fifth Column)
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To: veritas2002

Will be there with you however started at about 9 today.


98 posted on 11/06/2008 10:25:30 AM PST by devildognc (USMC 1972-1979 The Few The Proud THE MARINES)
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To: albie
I joined the boycott 3 months ago.

Same here . Perhaps someone could be assigned to watch and report back how much we as missed . I am already boycotting their sponsors . No erection disjunction malfunction comments will be tolerated by the mods . You have been warned .

99 posted on 11/06/2008 10:25:46 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: toddausauras

Less TV, more dvds


100 posted on 11/06/2008 10:25:48 AM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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