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  •  not winning BUT (4.00)
    we ARE evening the scales back to the center position....because WE of the liberal/progressive/democratic 'wing' have finally learned how to organize a media fightback...something we didnt do before but the other side did with vigor

    NOW we can generate thousands of angry emails in a matter of minutes....a surprise for the corporate owned media...and we can organize a boycott call within 24 hours (witness the fight back to sinclair)  we also vote in online polls which stops the polls from being FREEPED to the right....

    and the more of US that join these 'fight back' or 'rapid response' or 'action alert' calls the more WE effect what happens in the media....for no matter how much the corporate daddies want the message of the day to be 'right' they do have bottom lines and investors and most especially advertisers to account to...even if they dont feel accountible to us....

    my personal view is that we should try something new and interesting....we should call for a day of NO EMAILS and NO VIEWING and NO DIARIES about cable news...or at least one target, say chris matthews.....we all send an email to the parent company that we are FED UP with the partisan bent to say HARDBALL and will boycott that show unless the host stops using republican talking points instead of hard facts....then TOTAL SILENCE...at least for one day....imagine if the producers of hardball got NO emails from the left...not one...zilch...and no one talked about the show on a single left leaning blog...not a peep....

    what if msnbc put on a show and ONLY right wing conservatives tuned in....but they dont tune in to msnbc...they tune into FOX....and if we dont tune in, even for ONE DAY....

    i wonder how advertisers would react....if they were told they had just wasted tens of thousands of dollars on ads NO ONE saw...

    "if all the world's a stage, who is sitting in the audience?"

    by KnotIookin on Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 08:53:02 AM PST

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    •  I like this idea, (none)
      but how can it be practically implemented? I can see some mass impact, but not total--too many variables for it to work very well. Still, I love the idea.

      "That story is not worth the paper it's rotten on"--Dorothy Parker

      by martyc35 on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 10:45:21 AM PST

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