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Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:20 PM

Should Democrats boycott cable news networks?

So long as they continue to promote the divisive agenda of Donald Trump. That helps no one except Donald Trump and the Repubs. When they ask questions like: "Why do you think Mitch McConnell did not permit witnesses in the impeachment trial?"

They need to say: "You need to ask Mitch McConnell about that".

When they ask: "Why do you think Lisa Murkowski voted not to have witnesses?"

They need to say: "I don't know. Why don't you ask her?"

They should stop being a party to this division created by Trump and promoted by the "news media".

Perhaps they should ignore Trump and talk about the important issues? Would that be a more effective strategy?

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kentuck Feb 2020 OP
marble falls Feb 2020 #1
guillaumeb Feb 2020 #2
loyalsister Feb 2020 #3
mwooldri Feb 2020 #4
jmg257 Feb 2020 #5
hunter Feb 2020 #6
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:36 PM

1. Absolutely not. Denying outets limits getting our message out.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:41 PM

2. No, but if they are guests,

when asked silly questions about the Bidens, or "Democrats in disarray", they should pivot to Trump and the GOPs targeting Social Security and Medicare for benefit cuts.

Ignore the media nonsense and get out the message that the GOP is terrible at actually governing.

And finish off by reminding voters that the impeachment process was treated as a sham by the GOP.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 12:59 PM

3. I cut the cord long ago

I think cable news is a conflict for profit force that has been toxic to our culture and feeds into the white supremacy that thwarted Obama and elected Trump.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 01:00 PM

4. Democrats need to do straight, short and succinct answers.

One liners work IMO.

Alternative answers: What is Mr. McConnell hiding - ask him that. What is Ms. Murkowski afraid of - ask her that.

Might also help on the Fixed News networks as well - shut down the talking heads.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 01:52 PM

5. Whose gonna watch them if they're not being devisive?

Either you cater to your audience 100% of the time to make them feel good about themselves, or you piss them off 1 way or another.

IOW: Ratings!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 02:21 PM

6. I quit television news and opinion long time ago.

I read all my news.

Commercial television has made the U.S.A. stupid. Television made Trump. It needs to die.

We never see any commercials on our television. It's a movie player. That's all it does.

No cable, no satellite, no broadcast.

We find plenty to watch on DVDs and Netflix. Netflix is $8.99 a month, and we rent DVDs from the Redbox kiosk in our supermarket or buy them in thrift stores.

Any money advertisers spent on the Super Bowl is totally wasted on me.

My e-book is my favorite electronic device. It's the kind with electronic ink that doesn't glow in the dark. My magazine subscriptions are downloaded automatically. My wife and I spend more time reading than we do watching television.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Feb 2, 2020, 02:32 PM

7. I boycott shows that feature Trump propagandists such as CNN

I am tired of friends telling me about how much they hate listening to Rick Santorum or Steve Cortes and others spouting rightwing garbage on CNN shows such as Cuomo's and Anderson Cooper's shows and I always tell them to turn it off or switch at least to the MSNBC shows that aren't trying to provoke fighting matches between rightwingers and reality based commentators.

I hear enough of the right wing point of view as explained by many of the credible MSNBC commentators without having to actually listen to rightwing nuts.

My spouse and I actually blocked all politics from our TV cable from March this year until Sept. when impeachment news started because my spouse was so angry and easily triggered into rages when nothing was being done against Trump after Mueller report came out.

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