The political party that defends your right to own guns, keep your income, and worship freely is probably not the party to fear.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Subsidizing our own destruction

The following statement is completely unnecessary:

The mass media, particularly television, is the most important factor in creating public opinion.

The following statement is also unnecessary:

The media has an agenda that is not shared by the majority of us.

So we ignore the media and everything is fine, right? Not so. We subsidize Keith Obermann’s nightly rant even if we do not watch him. And Katie Couric. And Charles Gibson. And Brian Williams' bow to Obama. And Chris Matthews.

Allow me conduct the following unnecessary analysis.

Obermann is an employee of NBC, and is a feature on MSNBC. I don’t watch MSNBC, but I used to watch Life, before NBC decided to drop the show (which either tells you something about me or NBC. Take your pick.).

Life was carried by the local NBC affiliate, which paid NBC a fee for running the show.

They in turn sold advertising on Life to raise money to both stay on the air and to pay NBC for the show, which was also used to pay for the Obermann rants, the Couric rants, the Gibson rants and provide Brian Williams with a paycheck so he can bow to Obama (does this bring us full circle from Obermann to Obama?).

The grocery chain that I shop at buys advertising, which went to NBC to pay for the show. And some for Keith Obermann, Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, and Brian Williams, who bows to Obama (who swallowed the dog to catch the cat that chased the mouse that caught the spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled insider her…).

None of this should be a surprise to you. I also shop at Lowes, Home Depot, Lowes, I buy gasoline that is probably advertised on NBC, and so on.

I am responsible for Obermann’s rants. I probably am the worst person on earth. Except for you, if you watch The Office, Heros, the Biggest Loser, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, Law and Order, and on an on. That makes you a worse person than I am, since I don’t watch those shows.

Why do we do it? Will there be one opinion expressed on any NBC show that is helpful to us? Not just “No” but …

NBC, and ABC and CBS, are determined to destroy conservatives. They ridicule conservative Christianity. They ridicule gun ownership. And they run a continuous propaganda campaign against both Republican and conservative politicians. They decided to destroy Palin, and are still trying. They run non-stop coverage of every scandal involving a Republican or conservative, but you will never hear of a scandal against a Democrat. Lying by omission, as it were.

Why do I continue to do business with the companies that fund the attacks on me? Why do you? If there is one thing that should be obvious, the power of the consumer is huge. Even the cretin Letterman was forced into a half apology by a rather small boycott of advertiser (and of course, we let him get away with it.)

Tea Party, if you want to make a difference, start a public boycott of the companies that advertise on NBC, and then let’s move on to ABC and CBS. If our local affiliate lost 50% of their advertising for one month, they would be hurting badly. If we multiply that almost 200, the number of NBC affiliates, NBC is in deep trouble.

Okay, we won’t get all 200. Closing down half the affiliates will probably destroy NBC. Then CBS. Then ABC.

It’s our money, and it’s our nation, and it’our lives. It’s time we used it.


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