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Right-Wing RightNetwork Already Causing a Stir
AOLNews ^ | April 20, 2010 | Carl Franzen

Posted on 04/20/2010 9:20:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

(April 20) -- Look alive, Fox! This summer, a new on-demand media network is set to debut several steps to the right of the current "Fair and Balanced" cable-news leader.

The "RightNetwork" announced its arrival with a limited-preview website, touting a line-up of all-original programming designed to reflect "Pro-America, Pro-Business, Pro-Military sensibilities." And even though the start-up lacks a specified release date and may or may not have a national distributor, it has already generated the kind of controversy that befits any cable news channel.

The commotion was largely kicked up by a widely circulated promotional video starring "Cheers" and "Frasier" alumnus Kelsey Grammer as himself, sounding off on things he thinks are wrong with the world -- a list that covers everything from "big government" to "grape-flavored vodka."

(Excerpt) Read more at aolnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kelseygrammer; rightnetwork

1 posted on 04/20/2010 9:20:02 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"Launching Summer 2010." ;)
2 posted on 04/20/2010 9:22:15 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Can’t wait to tune in...we need more of these types of things.


3 posted on 04/20/2010 9:22:24 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Good to have a backup. Murdoch’s son is a flaming lefty.


4 posted on 04/20/2010 9:22:35 AM PDT by DManA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How about a pro-CONSTITUTION focus?


5 posted on 04/20/2010 9:22:48 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

This is exactly the right climate to start a channel like this. I just hope it will be covered by my local provider.


6 posted on 04/20/2010 9:23:50 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Blogged on this new channel yesterday. Here is the video from blog.

http://annem040359.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/kelsey-grammer-on-the-right/


7 posted on 04/20/2010 9:26:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

who is behind this as we need to find this out otherwise it will be the far left trick of making viewers think they are watching a right news channel but for that channel to turn left over a period of time .

The far left have been dong this for year in the church, gun right groups etc


8 posted on 04/20/2010 9:29:34 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Excellent.

Taking back red. Taking back red banners.

Next, the rehabilitation of the perfectly good and decent words “comrade” and “gay”.


9 posted on 04/20/2010 9:30:19 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: manc

I suspect it’s Breitbart and the like. Wouldn’t be surprised if Beck is behind it too.


10 posted on 04/20/2010 9:30:49 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: manc

Bill Mahr played that years ago with “Politically Incorrect”.


11 posted on 04/20/2010 9:31:24 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: raybbr

I hope so. I am certainly interested.


12 posted on 04/20/2010 9:32:00 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There’s “grape flavored vodka”? Who could be against that?


13 posted on 04/20/2010 9:32:14 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"Commotion"? "Controversy"?

Why is it that things conservatives and/or Repubs do subject to these and similar terms? Alinsky, anyone?

14 posted on 04/20/2010 9:33:07 AM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: raybbr

If Beck is behind launching a competitor he’d get the heave-ho from Fox News pretty fast.


15 posted on 04/20/2010 9:33:11 AM PDT by Borges
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If it’s good, I’d be happy to pay to subscribe. Fox has taken a sharp left turn lately.


16 posted on 04/20/2010 9:33:18 AM PDT by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This has got to be unconstitutional or racist or unamerican or something and I’m sure the the government will start investigating immediately before citizens can be harmed. /s
17 posted on 04/20/2010 9:33:34 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The audacity of incompetence)
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To: raybbr

maybe it is but I would like to see who is behind this and not another left wing group making the right think they are watching a right wing channel.

My distrust comes form the far left setting up gun right groups , getting into the churchs etc.

I just hope it is not a left wing group or soros behind this and then the channel turns left over a period of time meanwhile making those viewers think they are getting right wing programming.

I’ll wait to find out the backers first before I get carried away with this plus this could be another left group funding this to take viewers away from FOX


18 posted on 04/20/2010 9:34:09 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

find out who the backers are before we get all giddy about this,.

the left have always set up groups pretending that they are right wing but then turn left.

even on this thread some are getting their hopes up with out knowing all the facts behind this


19 posted on 04/20/2010 9:35:12 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Their slogan should be ‘We ARE Equal Time’.


20 posted on 04/20/2010 9:35:27 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

‘bout time....they lauching free e-mail service too so I can finally ditch AOL?


21 posted on 04/20/2010 9:36:40 AM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: Psalm 144

correct
I cannot believe some have already fallen for this and the channels has not even started.

There’s a gun right group pretending to be right wing and comp for the NRA but they are anything but right wing.

they have set up churches like the unitarian church.

now this could be a ploy by the left so lets not all get giddy just yet as it could be their way of taking fox down


22 posted on 04/20/2010 9:37:17 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Ocarterma

really ‘do you know who is funding this?

You seem very happy but I bet you do not know who is funding this and yet some will think it’s right wing but then find out it will turn left because it is the lefts way of taking viewers away from fox who they hate plus tell the viewers stories with a more left tilt over time


23 posted on 04/20/2010 9:39:10 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I would like to see a news program that responds to and analyzes events reported in the MSM on a day by day basis, to reveal the omissions abd distortions we see every day.


24 posted on 04/20/2010 9:39:10 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Spok

exactly
I’d love to see a channel which tells viewers how the MSM is slanting their facts and then they proceed to tell the real facts

name and shame like the GOP should be doing but haven’t the balls too


25 posted on 04/20/2010 9:40:31 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc
If you read further in the article:

A "look book" document posted briefly on the website before being inexplicably removed today features statements of support from Grammer and one Ed Snider, multimillionaire owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers and chairman of the cable TV subsidiary Comcast-Spectacor, who says:

We're creating a welcome place for millions and millions of Americans who've been looking for an entertainment channel and media network that reflects their point of view. RightNetwork will be the perfect platform to entertain, inform and connect with the American majority about what's right in the world.

This is in keeping with the 77-year-old self-made media mogul's public support of unconstrained free markets, specifically the philosophy championed by "Atlas Shrugged" author Ayn Rand. In a memorable speech in 2007, Snider explained how he came to be such a fan of Rand, even going so far as to oversee the creation of the Ayn Rand Institute.

26 posted on 04/20/2010 9:40:58 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I wonder is Pat Sajak, Drew Carey, Patricia Heaton and others can be convinced to join this effort?


27 posted on 04/20/2010 9:44:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Cargo Cult Liberalism isn't going to work.)
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To: manc

“this could be a ploy by the left so lets not all get giddy just yet”

Fair enough, but I remain hopeful.

Time will tell.


28 posted on 04/20/2010 9:45:12 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Don’t know if this is actually going to materialize, or not. If so, it’s rumored to launch in the summer of 2010...we’ll be watching for it.


29 posted on 04/20/2010 9:45:48 AM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

DISH Network is filled with weirdo left wing channels out in the swamp land of satellite. I hope they can drop one of their Chinese channels if the need the room for this. Maybe a few of their Global Warming channels too.


30 posted on 04/20/2010 9:51:05 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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31 posted on 04/20/2010 10:00:01 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This could help Fox by demonstrating that they are closer to the middle than the MSM claims. When everything is left-biased, anything towards the middle appears right-biased by contrast.
32 posted on 04/20/2010 10:00:15 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: BallyBill

Hopefully, DirecTV will do the same and add this network to their lineup.


33 posted on 04/20/2010 10:08:59 AM PDT by Sister_T (Socialism is covetousness, wearing a mask of "caring for the poor" ... Ephesians 5:5)
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To: Psalm 144

Reminds me of a quote I read once:

“’Gay’ used to be one of the most agreeable words in the language. Its appropriation by a notably morose group is an act of piracy.” — Arthur Schlesinger


34 posted on 04/20/2010 10:14:03 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Come on people. Whats with all these conspiracy posts?
Let’s just wait and see.

We have the traditional alphabet networks (ABC,NBC,
CBS,PBS), Comedy Central, HBO, and others which we
all know to be leftist propaganda machines. They
don’t necessarily see themselves as we do. More
important, a great segment of the population doesn’t
understand what we do about the unfairness of the
MSM. Maybe they don’t care or possibly they are
just politically numb. Anyway, who among us would
be dumb enough not to recognize a bunch of lefties
posing as conservatives? If we’re not smart enough
to pick them out then we are certainly too dumb
to be a movement. Let’s put these conspiracy
theories on the backburner.

On the other hand the current line-up of left wing
networks do not advertise themselves as such. By
not labelling themselves they can claim that they
occupy the middle ground which is precisely where the
majority of viewers believe they are as individuals.
Now, a new network enters the picture. It proudly
proclaims itself to be a voice for a specific poli-
tical point of view. That may work well for us as
conservatives but how will it play to the rest of
the TV watching nation? Would it have been better
for the network to have promoted itself as “some-
thing different” and proceed to provide conserva-
tive programing while claiming no bias? That
would be no different than what the other networks
have always done.

Basically, my question is will proclaiming “in
your face” conservatism be a winning formula?
It will depend on programing. I hope there is
is a satire based news program similar to the
Daily Show. If they need writers all they have
to do is to frequent FR. Some of the funniest
edgey stuff is right here........


35 posted on 04/20/2010 10:49:53 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I just called Direct TV to request it on DTV.


36 posted on 04/20/2010 10:53:03 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: lonevoice

Now this could be big. I look forward to the launch and hope that is as good as it could be.


37 posted on 04/20/2010 4:58:56 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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