Skip to comments.Boycott Companies Advertising on MSM Channels
Posted on 11/08/2012 10:38:00 AM PST by Go Gordon
I'm not a huge supporter of boycotts, but I thought an effort to get the MSM news outlets to not be an extension of the Democrats was to hurt themin the pocketbook. If we generate a list of the advertisers during news programs on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and/or CBS, then write two sets of letters:
1) letters to the advertisers announcing a complete boycott of all of their products and services, including cancellations of existing relationships BECAUSE OF MEDIA BIAS on the part of the networks.
2) letters to the networks announcing the same thing. If they continue being a mouthpiece for the democrats, their sponsers will not see a nickle of business from conservatives
It would be great for someone or some group to organize this. To be effective, there needs to be a website that lists and targets the sponsors. It does no good for conservative to watch the MSM in order to discover which sponsors to boycott. Also the website should provide a list of non-offending companies as alternatives to the boycotted companies so people will know where to get items they need or want.
Also, there should be a clear objective. Like the return to a semblance of journalistic integrity. It won’t work if it is just seen as revenge for the evil they have done the country.
I’m on board, I cut the cable, haven’t missed it, best thing I ever did, screw Comcast, they own MSNBC, they are in Odumba’s tank too, I now seek out info relative to my interests online.
Somebody will need to let me know which companies to boycott. I have been boycotting the channels (all of them) for over 10 years.
Don’t even miss them at this point.
Needs to do it.
We cannot sit here and blame Romney (1 Man)
and maybe Rove.
We all must be willing to do something.
ayep! that ought to do it! since just about everything we buy is advertised on TV, anda since most of that is on one of the MSM channels, we just won’t be able to purchsase anything!
yup! that ought to learn ‘em!
I suggest starting with one. MSNBC
Put together a list of sponsors.
letters to EO’s of each sponsor why
If one falls....
The boycott idea is fine but it will fail because there are too many to boycott. What someone sincerely needs to do is to create a “buy from list” instead. That would be much easier to use. It would be much easier and would probably be easier to follow. While sending letters to boycott companies you can also drop a line to the companies that you are supporting to encourage them to continue their policies.
Here is the problem with your suggestion: None of us hate ourselves enough to watch MSNBC for ANY reason. But if you find someone and post results, I’m in.
How long before we start to see bumper stickers that say:
“Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Romney”
Research how many brands fall under P&G for instance.
Better yet, we need to start answering the advertising research calls. If they call and we ignore them, they move on to the next one.
We need to answer the market research calls and firmly state that we DO NOT watch MSM TV, and DO NOT read MSM newsprint.
Advertising revenue is based on viewership and circulation. If we can drive those numbers down, we drive down the revenue the media whores can charge. It is the most effective, and possibly only way to starve this beast.
Of course, if it works, the media will simply go to the government for funding. You can call it a bailout if you wish. It would call it a line item as they serve as the government’s propaganda organ.
I can easily boycott them, my cable is canceled.
Equally important, BOYCOTT GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.
We did it. And it was the best decision our family ever made.
And THEY CAN’T STOP YOU. Yet.
And yes, I am shouting. Your nation is at stake, as well as your children’s salvation.
- Professional Sports Events
- Sponsors of Professional Sports
- Bank of America
Product boycotts typically do not work. I just do not watch any of their programming. That’s the best boycott.
- I think we should also consider a boycott of ever freaking “blue” state on the map (even though I live in one of them)
- I think we should also consider a boycott of every freaking “blue” state on the map (even though I live in one of them)
Write, call and/or email your Congressperson, and ask them to craft legislation requiring that paid TV services (cable, Dish, DirecTV), offer a la carte programming.
No one, and I mean NO ONE, should have to pay for CNN, CNN/HN, MSNBC, Current TV, etc., simply to get the handful of channels they actually want.
I’m going to boycott my Comcast cable internet. Hello??? Hello????
Boycotts don’t work for one reason...I still need to brush my teeth.
You are going to find that every major brand of every major commodity advertises on every major network every day. There have been boycott promotional companies for years now and they have little effect because people still need to wash their clothes. They have had “outrage” of the week promotions so often that it’s hard to keep up.
The only way to be effective would put these boycott promotional companies out of business. They would have to compile the worst offenders in the media (1 to 10) and target only one or two companies at a time. The problem is that unless there is a daily outrage, no one will send in donations.
EXCELLENT idea. Years ago when FOX News came out, our cable didn’t carry it. After they lied to me for more than 2 years that “yes we’re getting it within 2 months” I finally CANCELLED them and went with some satelite dish cable. Then about 3 years AFTER that, our cable company finally GOT FOX NEWS! I took them back.
But when I first asked they said they didn’t have “room for FOX” and I told them to take CNN OFF my cable - they actually laughed at me. I was not amused. Dumped them.
Cable TV will probably go the way of buggy whips but not soon enough. Cell phone and online access is the way of the future, right?
I am for boycotting blue states. For instance, I refuse to order any wine from CA and I refuse to vacation in any blue state. Las Vegas??? Forget that!! I suggest if you are member or an association, you start looking for other places instead of Las Vegas, Chicago or New York. If your association has a convention in CA refuse to go and encourage others to do the same. Stop taking the crap from these people.
I just cancelled my cell service, and went with straight talk. Saving money on cell is key.
Hey, that’s the internet right?
Except for those of us who live in the sticks, where broadband isn't available.
That being said, I only keep DirecTV because I'm caring for and elderly parent, and we only get about 4 channels w.a roof-top antenna.
However, when they're gone, I'll be dumping DirecTV. I may add a KU-band FTA system to supplement the meager OTA, but that'll be it.
And since I get 99% of my news from FR, losing Fox News won't really bother me.
Not if you happen to live where broadband isn't available.
This is a very important post!!! We need an organization dedicated to this type of activism. As Democrat Pat Caddell recently said, the media MSM) have become the enemy of the American people.
This is a very important post!!! We need an organization dedicated to this type of activism. As Democrat Pat Caddell recently said, the media (MSM) have become the enemy of the American people.
I can save you the trouble. That would be all products. Good luck.
I have a non profit but I need donors. I could make the website for donors and such happen. Need partners for motivation. Pm me.
I suggest focusing on Comcast/NBC- obamas regime let them merge thus making a bigger conglomerate/monopoly and they were beholding to him..start with them write to their Investor Relations (stockholders wont like a drop in earnings)also and the CEO and let them know that they have just shot themselves in the head with their bias.
They can after the advertisers that cater to liberals and entitled people...those on unemployment EBT food stamps welfare etc dont have much to buy past basic necessities and Nike shoes...
put the hurt on one and the rest will be foxhole converts or perish..
on the other hand support those that advertise on Fox..look what happened to Carbonite over pulling Rush:
I plan to. Along with ALL cable news channels, including Fox News. I listened through all the crap for a year leading up to the election. I’m burned out. There’s no way I could listen to talking heads for a long long time.
I too am dropping comcast getting another provider installed monday then am calling comcast to cancell my account and plan on telling them it is because I am so disgusted with Chris Mathews and MSNBC
I could see dropping your Cable TV or even all TV. That’s possible.
To quit buying products from all the networks would mean pretty much eliminating every consumer product. Groceries and all that is in a Grocery Store, Clothing, Medical Supplies, Gasoline, Cars, etc...
Might as well move to Lancaster County and try to join the Amish....
Just not feasible.
This was the sentiment of a couple people. I think the solution is to target one network to start, and focus on the advertisements that take place during news related shows. We should try to focus on the companies that advertise during said shows. If we have any material affect on the sales of those companies/products/services, they will stop advertising during the news related shows. At some point,the network will have to make a decision - operated their news related shows with reduced revenue (at a loss) or change their liberal ways when covering the news.
Really?? So everything you buy is a pharmaceutical, an overly-salted fast food, a copy machine or from an international accountant or financial service? How many cars do you have for kids?
I am personally amazed when I see an ad for something I actually do buy!! Was pleasantly surprised once when I was actually USING a product as it was being advertised...Heineken! There are so few products/services with TV/radio ads, I find it quite easy to “boycott” advertisers, as our fantastic, freedom-based system allows for numerous competitors of comparable quality and cheaper price to choose from.
Maybe its time to change your diet to fresh foods and local or small market (generally healthier) producers, and away from the processed crap filled with whatever chemicals and salts they can concoct to make cardboard taste half as good as McDonalds.
I can think of several direct mail marketing companies that sell toothpaste.
Everything that you own is made by someone that at some time advertised somewhere that you wouldn’t approve. I’m glad you have toothpaste though.
Years ago I compiled a list of retail stores that were judged "taboo" by various FReepers. Very quickly (less than 2 months) there was no place left to shop. BTW both Apple and Microsoft are off limits, so the only usable computer is Linux.
“Years ago I compiled a list of retail stores that were judged “taboo” by various FReepers. Very quickly (less than 2 months) there was no place left to shop. BTW both Apple and Microsoft are off limits, so the only usable computer is Linux.”
Exactly. My experience was many years back with, I believe, the American Family Association or something. They had dozens of companies to boycott, a glossy newsletter and tons of donors. They were eliminating every product in the supermarket. Anyone following their recommendations would have been homeless in six months. They may still be around.
We increased our rates today. Time to get ready for increased costs to do business. Also called our Mass marketing rep and cancelled programs with this supplier. Told CT salesman he is done Dec 31st. Next move may be to layoff everyone else and go back to my business partner and myself. We worked out of our home offices for 5 years.
plus I have a tooth!
if you weren’t gonna buy something, that isn’t a boycott. a boycott is when you refrain from buying a product or patronizing a business that you normally would have used.
it isn’t a boycott if you never used the service, or the product. they have to feel the loss of revenue for the boycott to work. losing business they never had isn’t a boycott.
real boycotts hurt.
Here is the top donor list of companies, unions, etc.
Great idea. the only effective way to hurt the msm is to cut their revenue.
I’m glad I found this post because I was going to open a vanity post on the subject of BOYCOTTS.
I live in the state of Missouri and I’m in the mortgage business. The other day I attended a closing and in the midst of it I found out that the owner of the title company voted for 0bama.
I could not believe it. This is the nicest guy, soft spoken, intelligent, has always done a good job for me. And on a side note, he is a white middle-aged man who has several employees.
He was sitting there, totally peaceful and happy with life while I’m thinking the whole world will collapse around me in the next four years. And in that moment I determined that I will take action, no matter how small, to make a difference.
So from now on, this title company will NOT get any more loans from me. (and believe me, they have gotten a lot of business from me in the past.)
Then, I saw on another thread, that people are boycotting any car manufacturers who are unionized, and since I need a new car in the next year, I will pay close attention to where my car was made.
Then I found out that WALMART sent a huge donation to 0bama, and since then I’ve been avoiding Walmart as much as possible. I live in a small town and I used to get everything, from groceries to household supplies to printer cartridges at Walmart. NO MORE!!!
It’s more complicated now, I have to visit several smaller stores to buy what I need and also pay more for it, but I gladly pay that price.
So, I’m not just interested in who advertises where, I’m interested in my daily life, who supported the re-election of 0bama. I WILL BOYCOTT THEM !!