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View Diary: O'Reilly: "Open forum is bull." Except if it's mine. (171 comments)

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  •  Just like Trump and Rosie spat - publicity hound? (1+ / 0-)
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    The more we cover his comments, the stronger he becomes.  Just like Trump, he becomes more outrageous to suck you in.  Has this site become part of his PR machine for ratings as he recognizes its power? How many of you are boosting his ratings by listening to him waiting to hear what he will say next?  Hopefully, it is helping this site as well.  I don't want to play this game.  Look at all the diaries and comments with his name in them.

    •  Opposite Effect I think (0+ / 0-)

      We are not a mass media network.  Our viewers are not likely to go listen to him when we can catch the relevant, reprehensible snippits online, without watching the horrible television he generates.  Our users are also more sophisticated.

      So I doubt we are flocking to Faux to watch him because he is mentioned here.  I doubt visitors here not driven by O'Reilly are then going off to watch O'Reilly.  You have to type into the browser to get here, it doesn't just fall into your consciousness when you turn on your television.

      So I disagree.  The opposite argument to his driving traffic here does not apply to his television show nor his web site.  Many people who do watch his show, do not agree with him, but probably have never heard of DailyKos.  Now they, and others who watch his show, will visit.  They are welcome to gain a refreshing new opportunity to learn from other ordinary people, not paid media shills.

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