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Posted on 11/11/2012 8:23:40 AM PST by chiller
Most all of us agree Main Stream Media (MSM, Old Media, the Alphabets....) was a factor in this cycle. It began with WH shill George Stephanopolous' planted debate question to Romney about contraception, and continued through the ignored tragedies in the wake of Sandy on Staten and Long Islands that Obama had supposedly healed with his 2 hour visit. Our goal is to hasten MSM demise by concentrating our efforts. Please join us.
It's difficult to turn off ALL media all the time, so let's agree to one at a time. NBC News programs are my suggestion and consensus choice of our Sunday Morning News Show thread. They're all bad, but NBC News seems the worst offender. )
We will have an affect if we concentrate our efforts rather than dilute the effort over the huge spectrum of TV News.)
We know NBC/MSNBC's ratings are weak and getting weaker across the various platforms, perhaps even extending beyond news. My goal, our goal, is to put them out of business with a final killing financial shiv. Old media proved they're not quite dead...yet. I say kill 'em.)
Start today by avoiding NBC News programs. Spend those minutes and hours elsewhere, even if it's one of the other alphabets to get the mainstream spin. (Remember fundamentals; one at a time)
The sentiments of hundreds of us on this thread are likely shared by a good portion of the FR nation. And certainly another 47% of the country share some or all of our sentiments. Simply ignore NBC News. They're irrelevant.)
Step one; A noticeable loss of numbers for NBC News will add up and be noticed. Cable and satellite digital companies certainly know who's watching what, when. If they know, advertisers know.
Lost viewership = lost impressions to advertisements = reduced sales of advertised products = loss of sponsors.
I'm hesitant to boycott commercial enterprises (the companies that advertise), but they must know they'll be wasting their money on a huge portion of their audience if they advertise on NBC News.
We'll not be exposed to your ads, and if we are, we sure as hell won't patronize them. Something's got to change. We'll start here and now.
You need to get this going on ‘twitter’ .... that’s how the Rush ‘boycott’ got so much attention, it went viral on twitter. If that happens, the NBC folks will be aware of it. I don’t ‘twitter’ or I’d work on it. Maybe you could get something going through Michelle Malkins ‘twichy’ site (?) .... http://twitchy.com/
BTTT. I’d love to have a list of companies I can contact.
Let’s get this ball rolling.....
I put BOYCOTT NBC on my twitter account, explaining that we could only choose one....others need to do the same
I haven’t watched the network news programs for twenty years.
They’re a complete waste of time.
The news whores don’t make sense.
The Democrats don’t make sense.
The Republicans on them supposedly spouting my point of view, generally don’t make sense.
Why bother watching that tripe?
Why boycott? Just post or send out via FReepmail a list of advertisers whom FReepers can contact and express their displeasure at NBC without necessarily threatening to boycott the product.
Just a simple,
Dear Mr. CEO
I have removed access to NBC from my TV, so I won't be able to take advantage of the information on your wonderful product that is advertised there. Please direct me to another network on which you are advertising your product.
Former NBC viewer.
The lame stream media was a “factor” in Obama’s squeak?
Yeah, like the iceberg was a “factor” for the Titanic.
Starve the MSM beast!
I practice this but on a broad scale.
Don’t watch NBC, ABS, CBS for anything whatsoever other
than a pro or college football game I want to see, nothing else.
NO MSNBC, Chrissy Mathews, Maddow, Schultz, Maher, Steffy, etc. Just click on through them to something I want to watch.
Refuse to reward them points with viewing.
Time Mag, Newsweek, canceled them years ago and never looked back.
It’s the old Michael Moore routine, “you have to buy a ticket to my movie”. Yeah right, never have, never will,
even on free cable.
I don’t twitter either, MM. And probably don’t have time for it, frankly. Perhaps we can ask for help from others.
but no...the replican fool usually walks right into the trap and says ' thank you sir! May I have another?'
We haven’t watched NBC News or any other network news in years, so I don’t know that this will be successful unless you can cut off the nursing home TV sets.
Ditto Im in mass emailing twitter facebook lets roll
That's what will REALLY worry NBC. Good idea!
NBC wont fear boycotts... boycotting the sponcers.. that's another story.
Hurrah.. I’m with you. Almost every TV/Sat-Cable box has a Delete Channel feature. Out with ABC,CBS,CNN,MSNBC et all..
You have to target the advertisers to make it work. That’s when NBC will blink.
We need an RNC Chair who will go to the networks and tell them if you want to interview any of our guys, here are the ground rules, and if you don’t agree, we won’t have any of them on your program, time to start playing hardball with the media.
Have not watched them in years and ABC, cBS in decades.
Since many of us have cable - in reality how many of us on here actually watch NBC news to begin with? I flip between Fox and CNN. Fox got me a little ticked with some of their so called experts (Rove, Barone, Morris (gag), etc) were pretty off. Rove was the closest. Wasting energy on “boycotting” NBC and/or others might be better steared in contacting your Senator and/or Congressman/women (particularly if they are up for re-election in 2014 in tight races) to ask them questions. The election is over and Obama now has nothing to lose and the Senate (with some of the moderates like Kirk, Collins, etc) appear to be fillibuster proof so a lot is going to be on the House.
Not just twitter. This one just fell into our tables recently:
Our mantra needs to be “NO BIPARTISAN COVER FOR OBAMA!”
They won, it’s all on them now, we won’t be a part of it.
I’ll give the Left credit where credit is due ... they know how to go after the Right with a vengeance .... organized, persistent, no-holds-barred.
Remember, Comcast is the parent company of NBC and MSNBC.
If you give money each month to Comcast, you are giving money to NBC.
You know what you have to do.
Big city news outlets are notoriously liberal...never reporting on the problems with Obama's economy...we see that in every Miami TV station, the newspaper, and even the RADIO station that carries Rush Limbaugh--the "news" presented on the local level on that radio station is disgustingly liberal.
I am not saying "local" news has to be CONSERVATIVE, but it should be BALANCED, and it isn't.
There is a "blog" by one of the news reporters on the local ABC station in Miami that reeks of liberalism.
Even the FOX affiliate in Miami is in the Obama Kool Aid Camp.
So let's not forget to take the locals to task...they might even be MORE responsive than networks--because they KNOW they're hearing from local readers/listeners/viewers.
Advertise it as a way to keep up with what's going on in the world. Stream tech info, investment info, weather, local news, whatever the user wants. And do it all with bits leaning right of center. Make it so people just can't live without it.
Get aggressive with pushing our message out and shut out the liberal one. Profess to being "mainstream"/unbiased, but be right-of-center (like the "news" media of today say they're unbiased but continue to spout DNC talking points).
already working on it, tomorrow I am having a satellite system installed and cancelling comcast and I fully intend to tell them it is because I am offended by NBC
We can also ask Hannity/Fox, Rush, et al, to stop telling us what outrageous or slanted thing Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, and other nuts have said. Totally ignore them, don’t play clips, don’t quote them, never mention their hating names. About the only attention they get is from saying hateful things, then sitting back while we blow up in outrage. If a tree falls in a forest...etc.If they know we don’t hear them, and we won’t if the talkers don’t play clips, then it won’t be so fun to poke at us.
Boycott the MSM’s SPONSORS!! ....
I will keep watching MSNBC because I want ammo in my WAR with the left and I want to know what MY enemy is saying, thinking and planning.
We are at war...know your enemy folks.
The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - is not mainstream. They're leftists and leftists are not mainstream. People need to stop referring to them as if they are. Collectively, they're enemies of the republic because they actively seek its demise. That might be mainstream in Peking and inside the Kremlin but it sure as hell isn't here.
The best solution is to simply to drop cable and TV completely. I did that Thursday and explained to Comcast exactly why.
This screws both the corrupt news media but also Hollywood. And it saved me about $80.00 per month.
Are you up for starting a ping list on this?
If we are truly serious about this, we will need organization.
Couldn’t agree more...
I’m a senior citizen. When I was a kid, I watched the ABC, NBC, and CBS all the time. It’s about about ten years since I have stopped going to these channels for any reason. Not only do they not support conservative values, they mock them all the time in any way they can. It’s not about just the news. It about the total amoral package they push. And I used to love Disney, but Walt is long gone. And the leftist people who run it own ABC. If you support the mouse, you support the msm.
And I also feel that we should be able to get cable packages which do not include channels like MTV, the comedy channel (which is very gross and not funny), and Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon is especially dangerous because the left uses it to indoctrinate kids. If you didn’t know, MTV owns Nickelodeon.
The real problem isn’t who is president. The real problem is what are the core values of the people of this country. For years, the left has been stealing our kids and replacing their values with ours. We need to take the culture back, and please no whining. We can do it if we try. It’s only over when we give up.
I was pleasantly surprised the other day to notice our cable has done away with MSNBC. I never watched it so don’t know when this happened.
That makes two of us.
The money I save just barely covers my 2013 increase in health care premiums. That, by the way, was the smallest increase in three years. I would have to stop buying gas and heating my house to cover last year's increase.
NBC is majority owned by Comcast. If you really want to take money directly out of their pockets, and you’re a Comcast subscriber, cancel and go with a satellite provider.
Correct and true, but that’s what Mitt did. Exactly.
Small business owners can go after them with a vengeance too. They can fire all of their liberal/MARXIST/socialist/leeching employees and hire them with productive/conservative/honest/God fearing employees.
I say throw them to the trash heap and let them suffer. Screw them.
Imagine you are a Native American 150 years ago. Imagine you complain to your tribe that the locomotives are making it possible for the Europeans to spread _their_ civilization west and _replace_ your civilization. And imagine one of your own tribe said, "Hey, buddy, if you don't like trains, just don't buy tickets and don't ride on them...
We can all choose to "not watch" -- journalists or the media in general. But we _know_ that the vast majority of people are going to be watching this garbage and it will be influencing their thinking/actions. Just as locomotives were the enabling technology (one of them) that made it possible for Europeans to replace the Indians, now media is the enabling technology (one of them) that is making it possible for our civilization to be replaced.
Problems don't go away just because we close our eyes. (I wish they did, but they don't.) Mark W.
19 posted on September 14, 2001 12:47:52 PM EDT by MarkWar
Concentrating efforts on one news op will accelerate the demise.