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Old 01-01-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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For those interested in boycotting News Corporation (parent company of Fox News Network) over the recent exclusion of Ron Paul from the January 6th debate, here is a list of some of the more popular companies/assets owned by News Corp.

- Wall Street Journal
- New York Post
- TV Guide
- GQ
- Vogue
- SmartMoney
- MySpace.com
- Sky Digital
- FOX TV channel
- FOX Movie channel
- FOX News channel & FoxNews.com
- Fox Sports Net channel
- FX channel
- SportSouth channel
- SPEED channel
- FUEL TV
- National Geographic Channel
- The History Channel
- Photobucket.com
- IGN.com
- GameSpy.com
- RottenTomatoes.com
- AskMen.com
- Movielink.com
- Jumptheshark.com
- Twentieth Century Fox (Current movies include: Hitman, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, 27 Dresses, Jumper, Alien Versus Predator Requiem, and Meet the Spartans)
- DirecTV
- National Rugby League

PLEASE NOTE: This list is not intended to encourage a boycott, it is simply a gathering of information available to help guide anyone that may be joining (or has already joined) a current boycott. Such lists help avoid confusion and allow demostrative practices to occur in an orderly fashion.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Unless you've got a Nielsen Box in your house, none of those places are going to care one way or the other if you're watching. In fact, they'll never know.

They make their money from advertising revenue. If you really want to hit them, you need to write a letter to their advertisors, explaining (politely) why you will no longer be buying their product because of their support for this company.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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When demonstrators stop purchasing products sold by the company in which the boycott is being held against, the company loses money is lost sales. Say for an example you are boycotting the News Corporation. If you cancel your Direct TV and Wall Street Journal subscriptions, then News Corporation has just lost money due to lose sales. When this is done by many people to a majority of the companies products, the company will see major sale loses which cause the company to lose money. When the company loses money, the stocks begin to drop. When the stocks drop, investors sale. When advertisers see the company selling fewer products (and losing viewers) they pull out ads. While it doesn't hurt to write letters, unless the money if being affected nothing will happen.

Anyways, more info. at http://boycott4freedom08.com/ (broken link)

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:03 AM
 
Location: DFW, TX
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Originally Posted by tgannaway89 View Post
When demonstrators stop purchasing products sold by the company in which the boycott is being held against, the company loses money is lost sales. Say for an example you are boycotting the News Corporation. If you cancel your Direct TV and Wall Street Journal subscriptions, then News Corporation has just lost money due to lose sales. When this is done by many people to a majority of the companies products, the company will see major sale loses which cause the company to lose money. When the company loses money, the stocks begin to drop. When the stocks drop, investors sale. When advertisers see the company selling fewer products (and losing viewers) they pull out ads. While it doesn't hurt to write letters, unless the money if being affected nothing will happen.

Anyways, more info. at http://boycott4freedom08.com/
Mark is right that it's at least equally as important to write the advertisers who directly support their revenue.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:32 AM
 
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Great post!

The Ron Paul boycott is very disturbing. It must be taken seriously. Action must be taken. Supporters cannot sit quiet. The voice of reason has to prevail in 2008.

You should also encourage more people to watch OUTFOXED : Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. I just made a thread with a link where you can watch the entire documentary. Go to http://www.city-data.com/forum/polit...ournalism.html
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Florida
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fox is fair and balanced as long as you subscibe to right wing socialism.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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fox is fair and balanced as long as you subscibe to right wing authoritarianism.
Fixed. . . .
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Fixed. . . .

Same underlying principle.

Can anyone here tell us what that underlying principle is? ( Hint: the opposite of why freedom works so well )
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Maine
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When demonstrators stop purchasing products sold by the company in which the boycott is being held against, the company loses money is lost sales. Say for an example you are boycotting the News Corporation. If you cancel your Direct TV and Wall Street Journal subscriptions, then News Corporation has just lost money due to lose sales. When this is done by many people to a majority of the companies products, the company will see major sale loses which cause the company to lose money.
"Many people" being the vital ingredient. Many thousands of people would have to do this for it to even be a blip on these mega-corporations' radar. And you have to be vocal about why you're doing it. If you simply cancel your WSJ journal subscription and don't tell them why, they'll just assume you don't want the paper, you're buying it at the coffee shop, reading another paper, etc.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I just saw this on ronpaulforums....i didnt know you were a ron paul supporter tgannaway. Props!
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