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ecliptic
12-17-2007, 01:12 AM
What do you think of the coverage so far?

Nyte
12-17-2007, 01:14 AM
Sorry... but this really sums it up:

http://www.bubkin.com/images/fufranksmall.jpg

Who really cares about old media at this point?

ecliptic
12-17-2007, 01:43 AM
Sorry... but this really sums it up:

http://www.bubkin.com/images/fufranksmall.jpg

Who really cares about old media at this point?

True... good point ... why don't we ALL just boycott the "lamestream media"....

Who wants to waste life watching pro-war government propaganda?

Spideynw
12-17-2007, 01:47 AM
I never watch mainstream media. With all the time I spend reading articles from FFF, FEE, NCPA, and CATO, and other things in my life, I just do not have time to waste listening to the garbage mainstream media wants to feed me.

derdy
12-17-2007, 01:50 AM
They're on their way out with the baby-boomer generation anyways.

Welcome to the information age! Get some knowledge, or get the f*ck out!

I will also add, that the Internet has the potential to turn laymen into philosophers.

It also has the potential to make you a gambling, porn-addicted, retard, but that's liberty for you.

There's a great quote I'm looking for that sums up what I'm trying to say quite nicely...

BiPolarBear
12-17-2007, 01:58 AM
Ooopps....Was I not supposed to be doing this for the last 10 years? My bad.

Television is solely for entertainment as far as I'm concerned. Nothing of intellectual/news value to be found there. Death to the MSM propaganda machine!

Dan D.
12-17-2007, 01:58 AM
I concur with post 2.

That said, we've managed 204 stories on Google News, so it can't be all bad.

AceNZ
12-17-2007, 02:07 AM
I stopped watching MSM news a long time ago. Unfortunately, most of the country still accepts their drivel as the Gospel Truth. Propaganda is a tough thing to fight, since our opponents aren't limited to rational arguments and the truth....

Unfortunately, I don't think a boycott would be very effective. Most of the people willing to participate probably are voluntarily already doing so.

What would be really cool is enough like-minded people could come together and either buy or create our own news channel.... Then we could fight fire with fire!

justinc.1089
12-17-2007, 02:13 AM
Yeah I doubt a boycott would be effective too. Thats why I voted not to bother with it. It would be great if we were somehow rich enough to buy our own channel lol!

Lance C Roseman
12-17-2007, 02:14 AM
I watched a show on CBC (Canada) in 1987 where an old Russian lady was being interviewed and she said "in Russia everyone watches tv but we all knew it was propaganda, in America everyone watches tv and no one knows its propaganda" I have not watched or read the mSM the same since. In fact haven't had a tv since then either...

ecliptic
12-17-2007, 02:17 AM
Yeah I doubt a boycott would be effective too.

.... a lot of people doubted Ron Paul had a chance in hell of winning the G.O.P. nomination...

It's amazing what sprouts up when you plant some seeds!

Paulitician
12-17-2007, 02:21 AM
I never tune into Old Media unless its for a debate and Ron Paul, or when I need a laugh. So I'm already practically boycotting it. I recommend everyone else do the same.

unloud
12-17-2007, 02:26 AM
I haven't watched news on the TV in a year. Why start now?

xao
12-17-2007, 02:32 AM
MSM= Mossad Stream Media

xao
12-17-2007, 02:33 AM
What are the good real time internet-Alternative video news channels?

What are the urls?

I'm only interested in non-marxist ones.

AceNZ
12-17-2007, 02:38 AM
It would be great if we were somehow rich enough to buy our own channel lol!

It might take $20M to start our own cable / satellite news channel. I remember when Turner first started CNN, not that long ago, and how the networks were incredulous. Other late-comers like Fox have managed to successfully carve out a niche for themselves. Heck, even evangelical Christians have their own news shows. I really don't think it's that difficult to do (particularly if you go into it only needing to cover costs, and not expecting to make a huge profit) -- although I do think the MSM wants potential competition to believe it is.

If 20,000 people invested an average of $1,000 each, that's $20M. It can definitely be done.

Maybe that's what it will really take to get Ron Paul elected....

xao
12-17-2007, 02:47 AM
Then there's getting FCC approval.

Cable tv is going the way of the dinosaur. I know that net-tv is getting big but i'm still not sure what the best real time video news sites are.

Online tv is like tivo at this point.

ProfNo
12-17-2007, 02:49 AM
I watch only to learn what my enemies are up to...

Antonius Stone
12-17-2007, 02:57 AM
we already have an effective boycott. when was the last time you watched a MSM show on actual television? I catch all that shit on youtube.

so my solution? lets just continues to pirate the shit out of the MSM content and make their ratings tank

ecliptic
12-17-2007, 01:36 PM
Ooopps....Was I not supposed to be doing this for the last 10 years? My bad.

Television is solely for entertainment as far as I'm concerned. Nothing of intellectual/news value to be found there. Death to the MSM propaganda machine!

Good work!!!
Spread the word!!!

fedup100
12-17-2007, 01:41 PM
barhump

ecliptic
12-17-2007, 07:41 PM
barhump

... haven't done that in quite a while ... I just felt so cheap!

AceNZ
12-17-2007, 08:30 PM
Then there's getting FCC approval.

Cable tv is going the way of the dinosaur. I know that net-tv is getting big but i'm still not sure what the best real time video news sites are.

Online tv is like tivo at this point.


I've been using the term "cable" in a loose sense. What I mean is distribution by a means other than the public airwaves. That way, I think it's possible to avoid FCC approval. Satellite TV is probably the path of least resistance. Actual cable TV requires distribution agreements with cable companies, like Comcast, which is a slow, painful and expensive process.

Although cable/satellite TV is losing its luster, it's still what the majority of Americans watch. Internet TV has a definite appeal, it still has a long way to go in terms of reach by comparison. Even so, the fact that you can't name a top real-time online video news site is an indication that there is an unmet need. We could always start on the net and move to satellite later....

TheWhiteRider
12-17-2007, 09:40 PM
theres got to be some way to boycott them....

though I don't think canceling cable is going to do it...

therealjjj77
12-17-2007, 10:29 PM
I believe something like this would have the greatest most powerful effect:

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=58340

Take away their customers, and you take away their power. Keep paying their customers, and you keep them in power.