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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 01:30 PM
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23. If the goal of a demonstration is to get airtime on MSM then it is doomed
Any strategy that involves using the enemy's propaganda machine to get our message out is going to fail by design.

Look at this clip of Palin in WI that ran on CBS -- can you hear the counter-protest? That's the MSM magic -- editting!

We got into the print story and the lead but that's about it. The CBS video is a story about Tea Party rallies nationwide. In WI the cops let us get right next to the TBs but that won't happen in other places. They will use corrals.

We can't make the MSM do ANYTHING. Can't make them stop showing TB rallies, can't make them tell the truth or show the wars or talk about global warming, can't keep Trump from looking stupid, can't get Buchanan, Hannity, Rush off the airwaves, can't get them to cover re-counts or wait until votes are counted before declaring the winner. They own the MSM so that THEY CAN do those things.
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  -Is it time to show up at every Tea Party Event? In huge numbers? walldude  Apr-17-11 12:55 PM   #0 
  - Why yes, yes it is.  Snoutport   Apr-17-11 12:55 PM   #1 
  - YES! YES! YES!  katanalori   Apr-17-11 01:00 PM   #2 
  - I think it's a great idea  LynneSin   Apr-17-11 01:00 PM   #3 
  - Past the time!  lonestarnot   Apr-17-11 01:00 PM   #4 
  - Couldn't agree more!  classof56   Apr-17-11 01:02 PM   #5 
  - I would suspect the the baggers were probably a little rattled  ThoughtCriminal   Apr-17-11 01:09 PM   #6 
  - Fuck Them  BobbyBoring   Apr-17-11 01:23 PM   #8 
  - Hell Yeah!  Donnachaidh   Apr-17-11 01:23 PM   #7 
  - My all time favorite  walldude   Apr-17-11 01:28 PM   #10 
     - and mine ...  Bozita   Apr-17-11 04:55 PM   #16 
  - It's way overdue, imo  livetohike   Apr-17-11 01:28 PM   #9 
  - walldude  barbtries   Apr-17-11 01:56 PM   #11 
  - Yes!!!  butterfly77   Apr-17-11 02:08 PM   #12 
  - Let 'em cower in the shadow of real American democracy  Blue Owl   Apr-17-11 03:25 PM   #13 
  - I can't stand Palin's nails-on-a-chalkboard voice.  HopeHoops   Apr-17-11 04:37 PM   #14 
  - Well if you had been in Madison you wouldn't have  walldude   Apr-17-11 04:47 PM   #15 
  - In desperate times....  The Nexus   Apr-17-11 05:14 PM   #17 
  - good idea nt  G_j   Apr-17-11 05:15 PM   #18 
  - I am in. nm  rhett o rick   Apr-17-11 05:49 PM   #19 
  - There are a LOT of ideas for actions........  socialist_n_TN   Apr-17-11 06:15 PM   #20 
  - We don't own or control the private MSM  KurtNYC   Apr-18-11 11:02 AM   #21 
  - well see that's the idea  barbtries   Apr-18-11 12:32 PM   #22 
     - If the goal of a demonstration is to get airtime on MSM then it is doomed  KurtNYC   Apr-18-11 01:30 PM   #23 
        - maybe.  barbtries   Apr-18-11 02:38 PM   #27 
           - I feel like the internet is the ultimate democracy tool and  KurtNYC   Apr-18-11 04:07 PM   #28 
  - a splendid idea! -nt  eowyn_of_rohan   Apr-18-11 01:32 PM   #24 
  - We should... absolutely!  JuniperLea   Apr-18-11 01:34 PM   #25 
  - Yes! Wear blue so the idiot media can't lie about the numbers...  chaska   Apr-18-11 02:09 PM   #26 
  - Yes, and I've been saying it for years.  Capitalocracy   Apr-18-11 04:10 PM   #29 

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