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View Diary: The Independence Day Media Massacre. Dkos finally flexes its economic muscle!!! (223 comments)

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  •  Once again... (none)
    I refer you to my comment above titled "And then someone commented".

    Target the networks.

    AG

    "Let the intelligent read and understand, and let the ignorant stay that way." From the earliest known piece of writing. A Mesopotamian shopping list. Nice.

    by Arthur Gilroy on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 08:13:25 AM PDT

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    •  My point (none)
      A lot of us have already canceled our subscriptions, our cable contracts, and rarely watch network TV (and how do you cancel network TV anyway?).  That is why we get our news and views online from a diverse variety of sources (generally ignoring the US media establishment).  My comments about magazines could easily be extended to all of the established media.

      So far, the only successful campaign against/for the media that we have had so far is the Downing Street Memo campaign.  And it was focused on one clearly identified reliable source of information, and involved a massive and sustained contact campaign.  And we still are not done there.

      A lot of the call for strikes founders on the issue that Douglas Adams raised in his Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy series.  Trying to start a philosophers strike, the organizer is met with the question, "And who would that inconvenience?"

      The revolution starts now--in your own back yard, in your own home town

      by TarheelDem on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 08:58:22 AM PDT

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      •  Well, ONE way you cancel (none)
        network TV is to write them and TELL them that you are no longer going to either watch their shit or buy the products that support that shit until they STOP with that shit.

        Roughly speaking.

        And My OWN take on the "inconvenience" thing is the old joke about the young boy who confessed to his priest that he had been jerking off. And the priest said that he'd go blind if he did that and should stop immediately.

        The boy's answer?

        "Can't I just keep it up 'til I need glasses?"

        That's what I am hearing from a lot of people on this blog.

        AG

        "Let the intelligent read and understand, and let the ignorant stay that way." From the earliest known piece of writing. A Mesopotamian shopping list. Nice.

        by Arthur Gilroy on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 10:34:07 AM PDT

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        •  Good point (none)
          Yes, bad habits are hard to break.  LOL

          I actually think the idea of rescuing publications that are being hammered by the wingnuts was the best of the ideas in this thread.  Reward the publications that publish the truth and the media that broadcast the truth.  And recommend that you friends do likewise.  A dramatic success of a publication or network often gets attention because they are a potential strong competitor.

          If there are so many of us in the 59 million that voted for Kerry, then we should be able to move a sizeable market share.

          The revolution starts now--in your own back yard, in your own home town

          by TarheelDem on Sun Jul 03, 2005 at 10:48:42 AM PDT

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