Skip to comments.Boycott of FOX
Posted on 11/06/2008 10:07:54 AM PST by veritas2002
I propose that we punish the FOX Network for its hatchet job on Sarah Palin.
For one week beginning at 3:00 PM today no one tunes them in. We will demonstrate the power of conservatives when their ratings plummet dramatically.
Will you join me?
Consider it done and for more then 3 months. I will miss the pretty faces of Megan and Martha though. :-)
I have turned off FOX since the last debate.
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...??
I’m with him - the hell with all of the news stations.
Bring on Obama 24/7!!!!!
I started Tuesday night........
I will be watching Fox News today at either 8 or 9 pm, I am not sure yet.
Sorry to break your boycott.
The Fox web site is very very slow. Looks like they are being flooded with complaints on their comments page.
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.
I started 3 days ago and am not going back!
I’m done with them.
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.
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.
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.
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
Why not just obycott O Reilly? Greta, for example, has been quite fair and so has Brit.
consider it done
Peer Pressure. There’s nothing worse than pissing off your colleagues.
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.
Done with them. FOX news blocked Duncan Hunter from the debates. I havent watched them since January, nor do I listen any longer to Hannity and Oreilly on the radio.
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!
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.
Not for long.
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”......
Besides this slamming of Palin, a couple nights ago, didn’t one of the Fox people call FreeRepublic a “hate site”?
Haven’t watched them for weeks.....That Shep started giving me the creepers with his sudden love for 0.
Yup. Gotta “dance with the one what brung ya.” Guess they forgot.
Good idea. Hit them in the wallet.
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. ;);)
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.
If they are going to act like the MSM, they should be treated like the MSM.
That isn't news, that is gossip.
You see, that is the problem, there is no 'balanced approach' there is only right and wrong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A scurrilous like attack. A reputable news organization should not report such locker room jabber.
It’s all about the money.