I watched Obama give one of the greatest speeches I have ever heard today. In a week from Hell. When we barely escaped the collapse of Wall Street while still not addressing the needs of Main Street. I watched a man stand tall and draw a line in the sand with diplomatic skills unseen in American politics in my lifetime. I watched a man stand by a friend, while making it absolutely clear that even though ‘context is everything’ some of Wright’s statements were completely unacceptable. I watched a man I want to be my President.
In his 35 minute speech Obama was more honest in confronting the fact that racism is in our past and our present but that it has no place in our future as we stare down the problems facing this country. He named them. We all know what they are.
And what has the media done in response? The same media that DID NOT REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL CRISIS UNTIL IT SEEMED SAFE TO DO SO – a clear example of state censorship – they are busy pounding away at meaningless drivel about Wright in an attempt to garner ratings while smearing this man – a great man.
I say it time to tell them to stop.
In my experience and by now you all know I’ve had a lot of media experience – there is but one thing and only one thing that works and works well.
CALL YOUR CABLE OPERATOR.
TELL YOUR CABLE OPERATOR YOU ARE DROPPING THIER SERVICE COMPLETELY IF CABLE NETWORKS SUCH AS FOX AND CNN CONTINUE TO REPORT A STORY THAT IS NOT RELEVANT TO THIS ELECTION
TELL YOU CABLE OPERATOR YOU ARE GIVING THEM 24 HOURS TO GET THOSE TAPES OF WRIGHT SCREAMING OFF THE AIR OR YOU ARE DROPPING THEM AND NEVER COMING BACK
Each of us is worth a minimum of $3000 – that is right – three thousand dollars a year – to your cable operator. I don’t need to know what your bill is. This number is based upon different metrics. But it is a real number.
With the consolidation in the industry most of us are either Conmcast, Time Warner – they own 60% of the industry. So this time consolidation works in our favor.
50 calls is the magic number to trigger fear and cause a supervisor in customer service to alert someone in the Programming department that a ‘serious event’ is taking place. Why? 50 x $3000 = $150,000. Take that out ten years – that is what they do and you are looking at 1.5 million in lost revenue. Only 50 calls. Certainly we can do that.
The result: the cable operator will complain to the programmer (Fox CNN) and that is the only voice they listen to
I would provide you the number to call – but it is on your bill. If you believe like I believe that the media has a responsibility to present fair and unbiased journalisim – make that call.