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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:37 PM

I'd like to start a new campaign against Fox News.

Last edited Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:22 PM - Edit history (1)

I know there was one started a couple years ago called "Turn Off Fox" but it doesn't seem to have gone viral in the way I'd like to see it. I haven't even seen a single of their bumper stickers ever in my predominantly Democratic region. Primarily, I'd like to see Fox viewers challenging their own belief system. Mark Twain once said, "It's easier to fool someone than it is to convince someone they've been fooled." I believe this is true, because that would mean having to admit being 'foolish.' But it's not impossible. If we could get enough people out there contesting Fox News in a very public way, it just might be enough to get some of those Fox viewers to see that they ALREADY look foolish to us - so they have nothing to lose by admitting to having been fooled.

Step 1 to me is, I'd like to start seeing bumper stickers and slogans on freeway overpasses, etc. I've come up with a few ideas, please feel free to comment on them, suggest your own, and give your own ideas on how we could make the anti-Fox movement go viral.

EDIT: I also need ideas for how to make it go viral. Distribution. Obviously whatever the last campaign against Fox News tried, didn't work. How to get those bumper stickers in the hands of the most people for the least cost, how to make people want them, want to put them on their cars, want to distribute them to their friends, want to buy some of them online, etc.
21 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Fox "News" SPEWS
0 (0%)
Fox "News" ISN'T
1 (5%)
Tune Out Fox "News", Tune IN to REALITY
2 (10%)
Fox "News" Viewers Live in a BUBBLE
0 (0%)
Fox "News" LIES to YOU!
15 (71%)
Why Does Fox "News" HATE AMERICA?
0 (0%)
Fox "News" Threatens our Democratic Republic.
1 (5%)
Fox "News" Makes You Look Stupid
2 (10%)
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Reply I'd like to start a new campaign against Fox News. (Original post)
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 OP
Iggy Nov 2012 #1
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 #2
Iggy Nov 2012 #8
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 #10
Iggy Nov 2012 #17
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #13
Iggy Nov 2012 #18
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #19
Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #3
drm604 Nov 2012 #4
Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #5
1620rock Nov 2012 #6
Mira Nov 2012 #7
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 #12
brewens Nov 2012 #9
Flying Squirrel Nov 2012 #14
ThatPoetGuy Nov 2012 #11
mick063 Nov 2012 #15
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #16
Mira Nov 2012 #20

Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:41 PM

1. ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..............

 

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Response to Iggy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. Please proceed....

Care to elaborate on that trollish reply?

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:53 PM

8. IF My Meaning is not already clear to you...

 

there's NO point in proceeding... Not interested in arguing the obvious.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:57 PM

10. I've never trusted you

And I trust you even less now. I think you're a sock puppet. An operative. Why else would you respond in this way? You do not belong on DU. End of story.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:21 AM

17. Oooooooooooooooooooooooo Yes, I am

 

"not to be trusted": I believe in the First Amendment (look it up) and I don't believe the sophomoric belief held by some here that FAUX News is swaying thousands of otherwise sane progressives or "independents" to the Dark Side,

"Sorry", stories like "the guy who changes the oil in my car became a raving right winger after listening to FAUX" does not provide empirical evidence of anything.

BTW Obama just won by a rather large margin, and we picked up a couple of senate seats. How did that happen, I wonder, if FAUX has this enormous power that some of you in Bloggo world claim??



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Response to Iggy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:07 PM

13. why are you here?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:23 AM

18. CLUE:

 

I'm not here to buy into hysterical claims which have zero empirical evidence to back them up.

I'm not here to waste time on rank, ineffectual partisanship-- which obv gets us nowhere.


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Response to Iggy (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:06 PM

19. funny as you're being divisive & mocking here. i guess you're only against anti-fox 'partisanship'.

 

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:49 PM

3. Out with the FAUX! In with the NEWS.

(Like out with the OLD. In with the NEW.)

I always call them FAUX NEWS because FAUX is French for something that FALSE or a FAKE, usually cheap or inferior imitation.


Build up to having Occupy Demonstrations at local FAUX News stations with posters showing the OLD, the FAKE, the Fact Check FLUNKEES vs REAL ACTUAL FACT based Reporting. WHY CAN'T YOU BE MORE LIKE .... Rachael Maddow? Ed Schultz? Thom Hartman?






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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:49 PM

4. I honestly don't think that any of those would change any minds.

They'll just think the stickers are more "liberal lies".

Bumber stickers won't do it, in my opinion. It needs to be something else. What, I don't know.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:50 PM

5. Step AWAY from the DARK SIDE!

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:51 PM

6. I like "FOX SUX"

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:52 PM

7. I'm all for it.

I'll make the bumper stickers, cheap, it's what I do for a living.

Fox News ISN'T news.
It's LIES.


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Response to Mira (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:07 PM

12. Ok, PM me your info

I'll try and figure out the distribution side of things.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:55 PM

9. Maybe more of a campaign against the right wing lie machine in general. Not much

chance of getting through to people but if not now, when could you? Millions of people really thought Romney would win easily and are now eating shit over it! Actually they KNEW Romney would win and were pretty vocal about it! How could he lose? Everyone they knew or listened to told them he had it. There was no way Obama could win!

FOX "News" and the rest didn't just get it wrong somehow, they were lying all the way about almost everything! You can show them documented, flat assed, stone cold PROOF that they lied! But you know what? You can do that with the Bible too. Well maybe not actually lying from the Bible, but you can certainly show them many things in there that have been proven to not be true. That doesn't even phase true believers. You tell them that this and that are not true and ask how they can believe all of the rest of it? Their right-wing echo chamber is a religion. They indoctrinate their believers to pretend everyone else is lying to them. I don't think you can crack that.

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Response to brewens (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:20 PM

14. That would be nice, but sometimes it's better to pick one specific target.

Kinda like when you use a jackhammer - you pound on one part of the concrete continuously. At first it doesn't seem like anything is happening - then all of a sudden huge chunks all start coming up at once.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:06 PM

11. IF YOU HEARD IT ON FOX, IT'S PROBABLY FALSE.

Remind everyone -- not just the wingers -- that it's not a reliable source of information.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:26 PM

15. I think it is important

 

to discredit Fox at every opportunity.


My co workers know better than to reference Fox if they want to have a serious discussion with me. I make it very clear to them that I consider the source unreliable.

They are at the point where they qualify their views beginning with "I didn't see this on Fox".

This is how we must engage Republicans.

Every. Single. Time.

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Response to Flying Squirrel (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:02 AM

16. "Fox, news for loosers** "




** Freepworld spelling


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:07 PM

20. I like this idea best

I get it about the Freep world spelling, but I think the general population won't.
I'll play with the idea.

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