Thread: Fox Boycott
December 30th, 2007, 02:22 AM #1
To anyone interested in the decline of modern "news", do something about it.
December 30th, 2007, 03:19 AM #2
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What's the matter uethello, Fox too conservative for you????
Only one R-E-A-L CONSERVATIVE/liberal station . . . and you want to shut them up???
What about all the Liberal oriented stations that use unfair practices of blurring partisan political opinion with news and calling it "Fair And Balanced"????
BTW, you posted this in the wrong forum . . . this thread belongs in the "Debate and Politics" forum.
Before I forget . . . Don't get yer' panties all twisted up over my response . . . I normally don't watch TV.
Last edited by sharder8; December 30th, 2007 at 03:21 AM.
December 30th, 2007, 03:20 AM #3
Sounds good, except for Best Buy...but I don't like them too much anyway.
Fox is terrible news. Seems like they're in a rush to get in as much "news" as possible, and it always seems like they cover what's "in" - not that all networks don't do that...they do, but it still sucks.
And they way they interview guests is really pathetic...I prefer any other station to them for that.
A lot of their primetime shows are just noise - loud liberals yelling at loud conservatives trying to make the loudest, most annoying conflict as possible. It gets old fast.
If you find me watching a news channel, chances are it's the local news, or CNBC.
Last edited by The Real Bingo; December 30th, 2007 at 03:24 AM.
December 30th, 2007, 05:53 AM #4
I guess I already boycott Fox News because I don't watch it and haven't for some time. It's not something I do "on purpose", I guess it's just a coincidence that I think they suck so I tend not to watch. That same process describes my viewing pattern of CNN, they suck therefore I don't watch.
I've found MSNBC is sometimes alright. CNBC too. I watch a local news broadcast in the early mornings if I'm awake (5am - 7am news on KPIX Ch. 5 here in the SFBA). And I watch fake news on The Daily Show. Most of my real news probably comes from radio stations; KGO, KCBS, NPR, and sometimes KSFO (I like Lee Rodgers but most of the other people on that station are unbearable).
Oh yeah, then there's the Internet. I guess that is really where most of my news info is acquired.
December 30th, 2007, 05:55 AM #5
Hell, for that matter OuT, I've been boycotting all the major snooze networks for the past few years.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
December 30th, 2007, 10:34 AM #6
I'm with Rooster.
Prefer Fark to TV...
December 30th, 2007, 11:16 AM #7
December 30th, 2007, 12:23 PM #8
Uthello, I think you should just boycott all sources of information. Just go with your gut."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
December 30th, 2007, 12:32 PM #9
Damn, looking at that list, I've been boycotting for years!One by one the penguins steal my sanity.
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December 30th, 2007, 12:59 PM #10
Although I don't think Fox News is fair and balanced and, in fact, a study showed that Fox News viewers held incorrect and misinformed perceptions, I don't believe in boycotting sponsors for the following reasons:
First, sponsors often don't even know which networks are carrying their ads.
Second, it swings both ways. In the 1960s the popular Smothers Brothers show was cancelled not for lack of ratings but because sponsors were pressured not to advertise because of the show's anti-war themes.
The best way to effect a network is with the remote. If you don't think that their coverage is right, change the channel.Conservatives: "If the facts disagree with our opinion, ignore the facts -- or at least misrepresent them."
December 30th, 2007, 01:01 PM #11
I'm intelligent enough to seek information from various sources and thus I make my own "fair and balanced". I certainly would NOT trust any of them to tell me what is "fair and balanced".
Very original voogru, have you ever thought about investing in a dictionary or maybe just use dictionary.com to investigate the letter "C"? Maybe you're not aware of this, but communism is not the only word to start with a "C".
December 30th, 2007, 01:12 PM #12
Can't we all just agree that all major news networks blow?
December 30th, 2007, 01:17 PM #13
More morons at play...
"10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c., &c."
- Quoted from Wikipedia.org
See number 6 above - now we know what the OP (and whoever the poster of the stupid letter at the link) is - only wants news from one Party's POV... The people are too stupid to decide which news sources serve them best by themselves.
Note how many of those planks are already in place here in the good old USA and be aware just how far the Socialists have corrupted the major parties.
Last edited by zepper; December 30th, 2007 at 01:19 PM."Our freedom depends on five boxes: soap, ballot, jury, witness; and, when all else fails, Ammo. " ?author?
December 30th, 2007, 01:26 PM #14
- 20th Century Fox
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- 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- 20th Century Fox International
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- Fox Searchlight Pictures
- Fox Studios Austrailia
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- Fox Television Studios
- Blue Sky Studios
- FOX Business Network
- Fox Movie Channel
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- National Geographic Channel United States National Geographic Channel Worldwide
- Stats, Inc.
- Big League
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- Smart Source
- The Weekly Standard
- Gemstar - TV Guide International Inc.
- Daily Telegraph
- Fiji Times
- Gold Coast Bulletin
- Herald Sun
- NT News
- Sunday Herald Sun
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- Sunday Tasmanian
- Sunday Territorian
- Sunday Times
- The Advertiser
- The Australian
- The Courier-Mail
- The Mercury
- The Sunday Mail
- The Sunday Telegraph
- Weekly Times
- Fox Interactive Media
- IGN Entertainment
- Rotten Tomatoes
- Spring Widgets
- National Rugby League
- News Digital Media
- News Outdoor
Centralization of the means of communication?????
Last edited by The Real Bingo; December 30th, 2007 at 01:30 PM.
December 30th, 2007, 01:50 PM #15
Well, it's encouraging to know the Democrats are boycotting it too. Nothing like not getting your message to independents and swing voters.
It's best that if it bothers you that you don't watch it. I watch them all*, except Obermann, who I consider an opportunist who just rants to entertain his fellow idiots who hate Bush anyway, and can't see beyond there. I liked Michael Musto, though. I don't know how much longer MSNBC will be around.
* Since Fox News is a premium station in most markets, a lot of places where I stay don't carry it, so I get exposed to all of the "big three" cable news networks.
Speaking of Demographics and boycotts, I was listening to Air America and they were advertising medical marijuana. I thought that was odd..."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
December 30th, 2007, 02:07 PM #16
December 30th, 2007, 02:10 PM #17Originally Posted by MTA"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
December 30th, 2007, 02:25 PM #18
December 30th, 2007, 03:12 PM #19
I've been boycotting fox news for a long time.
December 30th, 2007, 04:01 PM #20
LOL, it appears that almost NOBODY clicked the damn link.
It's not about boycotting the news source, it's a link to their top advertisers, along with a means of access to each customer support to let them know how you feel. The only boycott that would actually matter.
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