We all know that the reality of our situation is that News has become a commercial medium where there is little real "News" at all. The "FOX affect" has made it virtually impossible for MSM competitors to produce quality news as they struggle to fend off FOX's newstainment Jackson Distraction blasphemies. The NY Times will be requiring a $40 yearly subscription in September to read it's online op/eds and main articles. Can you believe it? I guess I won't be reading the Times anymore. What a shame.
So if that's the way they want to play it, we need a BOYCOTT. It worked against Sinclair Media during the 2004 election. But we need to organize this on a larger scale than anything anyone can imagine. TV, Print, Websites, products advertised during news hours...etc. It needs to be a coallition of registered Dems, Progressives, Greens, Kossacks, Atriosians?, etc... Groups like the Center for American Progress, Air America Radio, Media Matters for America, Kerry 2004, Boxer, Dean; all have huge databases of emails for petitions and fundraising that can be used to organize a nationwide boycott of cable news, print media, and web-sites. My friends in Europe and South America would not think this to be an unreasonable plan of action.
Who reads the NY Times? Who reads the Washington Post? For the most part: Liberals. And they simply won't print the stories that we want to read about. Why do we continue to buy their papers or visit their websites? Because they're all we've got. They are how we measure the educated rational mainstream. How sad.
But WE don't really need them. We do our own research; we read foreign papers and indie media and in the end, theirs is purely a preliminary legitimizing function for the cattle out there in the rest of the country.
So if we can make it crystal clear that we will not buy their product until it is of an appropriate quality, they will be forced to provide that product or pack up shop and make room for those who will. I for one will feel no remorse at shutting these companies down.
It's just business. Isn't that what these people say?
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