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Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:27 PM

They have their own "news station."

Why can't we have ours? If it's a question of $$, I would think RIGHT NOW would be the time to ask wealthy liberals along with everybody else to hop on board. As long as liberals are in the minority and have a common and vulgar enemy in common, then perhaps they can keep from fighting amongst themselves and stay in message about these traitors.

WHY don't we have one? I remember --what was it? Air America? But I' not talking about a show or anything like that. We need a NETWORK like Fox. . .

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Reply They have their own "news station." (Original post)
BigDemVoter Dec 2016 OP
NobodyHere Dec 2016 #1
SamKnause Dec 2016 #3
NobodyHere Dec 2016 #5
meaculpa2016 Dec 2016 #6
JI7 Dec 2016 #2
BigDemVoter Dec 2016 #4
JI7 Dec 2016 #8
TonyPDX Dec 2016 #7
mwooldri Dec 2016 #9
world wide wally Dec 2016 #10
KT2000 Dec 2016 #11
doc03 Dec 2016 #12
HughBeaumont Dec 2016 #13
sarcasmo Dec 2016 #15
HughBeaumont Dec 2016 #16
Initech Dec 2016 #14
RandiFan1290 Dec 2016 #17
briv1016 Dec 2016 #18
HAB911 Dec 2016 #19

Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:30 PM

1. Al Gore tried to get a TV station going

 

But no one watched it.

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Response to NobodyHere (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:36 PM

3. I did.

Fox comes with the cheapest cable package.

Fox comes with the cheapest satellite package.

Fox is played on all the military bases.

Fox is played in many businesses.

Al Gore's channel was not.

Link TV does not.

Democracy Now does not.

We have never had a channel.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:42 PM

5. Yes we did

 

We just didn't watch it.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:43 PM

6. My cable system and my satellite provider...

both have Link and Free Speech TV in their basic packages and both carry Democracy Now.

They also carried Current TV in basic, but it didn't last.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:35 PM

2. because liberals are not the type to spend so much time listening to what we already agree with

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:40 PM

4. True-

The only time I watch is during a Republican Administration.

But I was thinking more of the trolls who spend ALL their time in front of the television. What would it take to convince the KoolAid drinkers?

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Response to BigDemVoter (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:48 PM

8. after a certain point you don't . many of these are those who WANT to believe

certain things.

But for the which way the wind blow types we need to make sure they can at least get some truth. The media doesnt help. So it's just about having to work harder.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:43 PM

7. Not enough Democratic/Liberal/Progressive corporate sponsors to keep the thing afloat.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 06:07 PM

9. Tried. Failed.

If Air America was a big success, then Al Franken would probably still be on the airwaves on his show. Instead, he's in the Senate.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 06:11 PM

10. Al Gore's programming sucked to be blunt. We need a SERIOUS investment and the timing would be

perfect!
Fox News made its mark when Clinton became President and they aired impeachment and accusatory corruption stories 24/7. It didn't take them long to become engrained.
We now have Trump corruption stories that will be plentiful for at least 4 years.
There are also a bevy of experienced, professional, established people to anchor news shows every day if they get paid appropriately. That is where the money comes in.
Bill Mahr, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell, Keith Olberman, Joy Reid, Thom Hartmann and Stephanie Miller for starters. Each with their own audience to bring in.

It would only take two things to make it successful: Money and balls

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 06:52 PM

11. FOX is a propaganda machine

and it is doubtful the Democrats would ever construct something like that. Something must be done though. If fox is offering financial and other material benefits for airing their channel in public places, that must be considered along with bringing back the Fairness Doctrine.
Let's find out what those benefits are and publicize the fact that people are watching content that was paid for.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 06:53 PM

12. I think Fox News is the biggest single reason we lost the election. Everywhere I go

Fox News is playing, there was one TV at the mall that played CNN and the mall got so many complaints they
started playing Fox about three months ago. Just like this morning at the gym Fox was on showing Obama's press
conference from yesterday and they had four Republicans analyzing it. Yesterday after his news conference Neil
Cavuto had people on there that knocked down every positive claim he made about the economy. They don't
believe the unemployment numbers, the Dow goes up 13000 points since he took office but they are talking
about the Trump rally. These Republicans watch Fox and believe nothing else they hear. CNN is the Clinton News Network
and MSNBC are socialist.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 08:27 PM

13. Two, actually.

CNBC is almost 100% TeaBagger now. They're so happy to toss out whatever threadbare curtain of "balance" they purported to have, now that their man is in.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 10:07 PM

15. I would add CNN and MSNBC to that mix too, minus Joy. 70% of media coverage went to Trump.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 08:08 AM

16. Oh yes, the so-called "liberal" stations. What a crock.

People don't seem to get that face time - mere coverage - plays a greater-than-perceived role, almost as pivotal a role, as just straight-up Fox bias does.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 08:44 PM

14. At some point, the *CONSERVATIVE* media bubble is going to burst.

And I think that's already started the way the Donald Trump and his supporters are eroding freedom of the press and attacking and threatening anyone he doesn't agree with. But I think the more we keep pointing out how the MSM has become so one sided in the last 20 years, the more it will cause that bubble to burst.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 08:10 AM

17. Would have to be some fight in the Democrats

They are planning on 'getting along' again


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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 08:19 AM

18. Because intelegent people don't trust one "news" source as gospel.

When you verify and check multiple sources you dilute the influence of any one.

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Response to BigDemVoter (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 09:18 AM

19. Liberals are like atheists, Conservatives are like Nazis

atheists have little in common with each other, going their own way individually, liberals are much the same and don't need to be told what to think

Conservatives march in lockstep and must be told what to think

IMHO.

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