Skip to main content

Why Conservatives will have to Fight Back

Glenn Reynolds:

"A READER AT A MAJOR NEWSROOM EMAILS: "Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but raising any reasonable inquiry into obama is derided or flat out ignored. The fix is in, and its working." I asked permission to reprint without attribution and it was granted."


Of course this has been true for a while and it's all the more reason that The Conservative Consumers Union is needed. Again, the CCU would use the buying power of American Conservatives to go after MSM news organizations where it hurts - in the advertising revenues - to pressure these news organizations to print the WHOLE truth and not just their biased little end of it.

Most if not all of MSM is owned and run by companies that exist to make money. The lion share of that money is in advertising. Simply put CCU would work to hold advertisers accountable for their backing of biased media coverage by withholding patronizing their products. This would be more than a letter campaign, or phone calls and emails, but would be all encompassing. For instance running ads that expose advertisers and media figures for their bias while asking others not to support them would be one approach.

How effective would this be? Studies have shown that a lot of advertising is in fact geared towards conservatives, espcially those who are successful have families and money. While liberals fall into this category the numbers aren’t as great.

In short it’s good old fashion people power.

We all know that the media has been ignoring many of the scandals and stories about Barack Obama because by their own admission they are rooting for him to win the election. MSM outlets feel that they simply do not have to answer to the masses and report their view of things and to those who disagree it’s “eat cake”.

However if enough pressure would come to bear on the advertisers of CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN and yes even FOX, that might just change.

We know it does for we have seen accountability forced on media by the great work of bloggers and other new media people. Just last week this blog - along with others - called for a boycott of US Weekly for that trashy cover of Sarah Palin and son Trig. The result was over 10,000 subscriptions cancelled. At the present subscription price that cost the magazine over $250,000.

Remember that one person forced CBS to cancel a mini-series on Ronald Reagan back in 2003.

They say money talks and they are right. It does talk and the power of it can force the powers over these outlets to get it right, or get off the air.

Again, this is just a concept, but in the process of making it a reality.

Comments

Howard said…
Your presumption that media is in business to make money is false. Look at all the "hate America" movies that all lose money. Look at how many newspapers have just folded up without a wimper. Ditto the magazines.

The owners and managers are left wing idealogues to whom money, success, and winning are all evil. Most are part of multi national conglomerates that are immune from any pain when one of a thousand owned affiliates lose money. They all go to the same parties, same clubs etc., and it is a social thing. Making money is bad. Only when some of their stars revolt is anything done. MSNBC was shocked when Andrea Mitchell and Dick Gregory went to Immult at a meeting and just exploded at him because of the diluting of the NBC news department because of Matthews and Olberman. Just like magic both have been moved to invisible time slots. Money had nothing to do with it, left politics is Immults thing.

Popular posts from this blog

Calling Mr. Fitzgerald?

**UPDATED AND BUMPED****

As I told you about in this post yesterday as a source confirmed to me that the Justice Department has launched a probe into the NSA leak. Mr. Risen, you are in trouble - prepare your defense. I told you so.

The White House will be announcing the probe at about 12:30pm. My source tells me that this probe will most likely result in another prosecutor being assigned as of course Fitzgerald is still busy/dizzy on the Plame/Game No-Leak. Additionally, other probes into other recent leaks such as the CIA 'prisons'leak is in the works as well. As I said, this is the NEW Bush - on the attack - it's no more Mr. Nice Guy!

About time! Also covering Michelle Malkin

*****End Update*********

UPDATE II: Looks like I owe my source big time as yet another tip comes true as the Washington Post is on the target list as well for the CIA Prison leak.

****End Update II*************************************

Update III: Via Fox: "The government has no legal right to…

Is the lid about to be blown off Able Danger?

Those who have been wishing for a full blown Able Danger investigation are about to get their wish. The "gate" has been unlocked.

9/11 Iraqi Connection

With Democrats calling for yet more investigations into pre-war intelligence, and Republicans like myself pushing back to help their 'sudden amnesia”, the growing stories of Able Danger and even China Gate, are beginning to make news.

The three main theories about why Able Danger hasn't gotten out of the "blog stage", are 1) To hide Clinton era responsibility for stopping the 9/11 attacks, and/or 2) To hide the truth behind China-Gate, or 3) The facts show that there in fact was a direct link between Iraq and 9/11.

Taking either one you can see why the Clinton worshipping MSM for the most part hasn't touched the story. Of the later point, Democrats, the MSM and even some of our investigations state that there was no 'direct' link between Iraq and 9/11. Say otherwise and the MSM will slice and di…

Monday Morning Intelligence with Kool Aid and the NY Times - UPDATE

Followup to previous post.

NY Times: 9/11 Commission's Staff Rejected Report on Early Identification of Chief Hijacker

Ok, I've been on the phone now for...oh, about three days, to some old chums in Tampa, checking this story out, asking questions,...etc. So far what I've heard is that IF this story is true, then those who are really in the know in the Intel world are feeling like a bunch of little red-hair step-childred.

Ed. Morissey is ready to hang the 911 Commission out to dry......mmm,

Ed, not so fast my friend.

Again, I am amazed at the vercacity the NY Times and AP is getting on this story, and from the same conservative bloggers who are normally parsing every "dot and tittle" the Times puts out. Who would think?...

Yeah, there is a lot of "anger" because of "Gorelick" fever where the blogshere and conservative media rightfully called attention to her conflict of interest while serving on the commission. But we can't let the "gotc…