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Forum Post: Occupy the TV stations- Surround the stations-Don't let them come or go until they tell the truth

Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 16, 2011, 12:22 p.m. EST by fucorporatemedia (451)
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None of this would be possible without the complicity of the Corporate media. They do not own the public airwaves, we do.

From the NYTimes http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/02/opinion/02copps.html?pagewanted=all

"It doesn’t have to be this way. America lets radio and TV broadcasters use public airwaves worth more than half a trillion dollars for free. In return, we require that broadcasters serve the public interest: devoting at least some airtime for worthy programs that inform voters, support local arts and culture and educate our children — in other words, that aspire to something beyond just minimizing costs and maximizing revenue.

Using the public airwaves is a privilege — a lucrative one — not a right, and I fear the F.C.C. has not done enough to stand up for the public interest. Our policies should reward broadcasters that honor their pledge to serve that interest and penalize those that don’t.

The F.C.C. already has powerful leverage to hold broadcasters to their end of the bargain. Every eight years, broadcasters must prove that they have served the public interest in order to get license renewal. If they can’t, the license goes to someone else who will."

Worth repeating----"broadcasters must prove they have served the public interest in order to get license renewal. If they can’t, the license goes to someone else who will"

In Egypt, protesters surround the TV stations...and GOT RESULTS!!

"Egypt's anti-government protesters have laid siege to the state television headquarters, surrounding army barricades and blocking access to the building.

"These people are presenting an alternative reality; even as the country is swept by revolution, they remain inside telling lies," said Samir Abbas, a 37-year-old former tour guide who had joined the crowds outside the Maspero building.

"Just as the presidential palace is a symbol of regime power, so is Maspero. We will stay peaceful, but we won't let their deception continue."...

(then it worked!!!)

"This week state TV channels have begun to shift the tone of their coverage, offering air time to protesters and in some cases hailing the occupation of Tahrir square as a positive step. On Monday state-run Al-Ahram – the Middle East's biggest daily newspaper – carried a frontpage editorial praising the "nobility" of the revolution, though it stopped short of calling for the president to step down.

"There's domestic pressure from protesters and outside pressure from Washington to liberalise editorial control, and that's what we're now seeing," claimed Amin. "Nobody inside Maspero is really happy about the government's response to the protests, they're just following orders."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/11/egypt-protests-state-tv-building

Besides occupying the TV stations, we can occupy the FCC: The FCC leases space in the Portals building in southwest Washington, D.C. and demand they revoke the license of Fox and others for not serving the public interest.

Broadcasters must prove they have served the public interest in order to get license renewal. If they can’t, the license goes to someone else who will.

Three recent studies have show Fox 'news' views are less informed than if they watched no TV at all. This is proof they are not serving the public interest. The rest of the corporate media is really no better. They all sold the war in Iraq, and they are all selling cuts to Social Security and war in Iran now. They are liars and it is absurd we are allowing this to continue.

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[-] 1 points by 903w (24) 2 years ago

Stop visiting corporate media websites. CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS. New York Times, Washington Post.

Advertisers pay more to these corporations for higher traffic sites. Do not click their links!

Upvote for awareness.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

Stop the Propaganda Arm of the Corporations(and politicians)!

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

The corporate media will continue to lie as long as they get away with it.

They could care less about Occupy now, they have the internet controlled, as long as they can pretend America is with them, they will continue to lie about the movement while they steal elections, start wars, enable criminals

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

They do not own the public airwaves, we do.

[-] 1 points by hidden (430) from Los Angeles, CA 3 years ago

Here is an interesting videos about FOX

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7798.htm

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

Any chance this might happen Sunday morning at Rockefeller Center...all those Sunday talk shows with war criminals selling books....

[-] 1 points by hidden (430) from Los Angeles, CA 3 years ago

I think it's the best place to occupy. It's not even nessasery to occupy all of them, just the worst over the air broadcaster the FOX News. That would set an example to all the others.

You can also review them at google/yahoo maps/yelp/citysearch and so on: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=13804207120062088302

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 3 years ago

Turn off the boob tube. Cancel the cable / satellite account. Stop funding the producers and purveyors of bullshit.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

The people who are part of the movement have already shut off their TVs, boycott cable etc.

THAT is not the point.

There are millions of people still getting their 'news' from the corporate media, the same corporate media that is spinning the lies about the occupy movement.

[-] 0 points by Farleymowat (415) 3 years ago

Turn on the boob tube, get the top tier cable lineup, fund the purveyors of entertainment.

[-] 0 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

uh okay...

[-] 0 points by Farleymowat (415) 2 years ago

Dude, watch pawn stars. It is a great show! American pickers? Awesome. C-Span. Not so much. I hate msnbc during the week, but on the weekend, they have all of those prison and crime shows. Really some awesome shit. And Friday night if you are at a party, get everyone to watch Gold Rush, followed by Flying Alaska. This Twito family runs an airline based out of Unakleet and it is a way cool show.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

I was being sarcastic. At this point in time I think it is a bit more important to fight for freedom and justice than watching some stupid shit to drain your brain.

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[-] 0 points by NightShade (163) 2 years ago

We need to rally around that Good Morning America government muppet talk show in the early morning on ABC. We need to stand behind the host where the glass window is outside and hold up our signs. I hate that show and all those pompous host that have no sense of reality of America

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

sounds perfect!

[-] 0 points by Tinhorn (285) 3 years ago

I would agree with you as long as you don't pick and choose which News stations you Occupy. Don't limit it just to Fox because MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CNN are just as full of shit. If you do it right, without partisanship it might work. If you just single a station out because you don't agree with that stations particular message, It will fail because America will see right through it as just another right wing or left wing movement.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

"MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CNN are just as full of shit" absolutely

And occupy needs to do this soon, the corporate heads are actually pushing war in Iran, I guess they figure we are already pissed off, they will give us something new to protest.

[-] 0 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 3 years ago

NY1 is at 15th & 9th in the Chelsea Markets building. On the morning of the eviction, Nov. 15, that Canadian corpoRAT fake journalist Pat Kiernan kept rattling on about anything else, only the scroll at the bottom revealed what was happening.

No to corpoRAT ownership of news. We don't have real journalism anymore, only corpoRAT/government (which is owned by corpoRATS) propaganda.

Fox is at 6th and 48th.

NBC is in Rockefeller Center.

No corporate ownership of the news. No cross platform ownerships. Break up the media cartels.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

Some addresses to TV stations....Thank you very much!!

Only NBC at Rockefeller? Where is CBS and ABC?

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[-] -1 points by Farleymowat (415) 3 years ago

Turn on MSLSD if you don't like Fox. Nobody is forcing you to watch anything.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

There are millions of people who get their 'news' from the corporate media, who of course only promote stories that benefit the interests of the 1% and their need to hoard more money.

These stations only borrow OUR PUBLIC AIRWAVES with permission from the FCC under the promised that they will provide programming that benefits the public at large.

Of course we know they do not serve the public interest, so we can have their license revoked.

Until we accomplish that, we can demand they cover the real news right now, by occupying the TV stations and preventing them from continuing the lies. We need to stop allowing the fascists and their enablers to continue living in their bubble.

[-] 1 points by Farleymowat (415) 3 years ago

Nobody is forcing you to watch anything. One mans truth is another mans lie. Start your own station if you have such a lock on truth. The difference is you trust government to "regulate" free speech. I don't trust government to regulate anything.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

Unlike perhaps your frame of mind, I am considering the millions of people that do not use the net and perhaps do not realize they are being lied to.

A lie is a lie, and the Truth will Set US all free.

[-] -1 points by Farleymowat (415) 3 years ago

In this post modern world truth does not exist. Truth is relative. Ask any person with a liberal arts degree. Truth is a figment of your mind.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

Facts are facts and breaking the law is still breaking the law. Investigative reporting is something that needs to be revived in this country.

[-] -1 points by DunkiDonut2 (-108) 3 years ago

Fucorporatemedia says he will buy a TV station. Go for it.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

good one

[-] -2 points by betuadollar (-313) 3 years ago

Stop, we like Fox news. You want to protest something, go protest the lack of reporting in places like Iraq or Afghanistan.

If you're a Dem and you don't like the voice of dissent, so what... I'm not forfeiting my mind to an extremely small minority of special interest airheads.

[-] 3 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

we like Fox news...I'm not forfeiting my mind to an extremely small minority of special interest airheads....

You are hilarious! Although I bet most people missed your sarcasm...

[-] -3 points by danmi (66) 3 years ago

Fox news is the only one that is telling the truth and all the rest are Obummers lap dogs and will only report what the Obummer admin wants them to report.

[-] 1 points by hidden (430) from Los Angeles, CA 3 years ago

The Fox News is the worst, after CNN of cause.

Just look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvnj5VIDsNI

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

yes, thanks for that

[-] -3 points by danmi (66) 3 years ago

You folks need to occupy or tear down all of the media outlets except for Fox news. Fox is "fair and balanced" and the highest rated. Watch them sometime if you really want to see what is going to in America

[-] 3 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

Another joker....three recent studies have shown that Fox 'news' viewers are less informed than watching no news at all.

[-] -1 points by danmi (66) 3 years ago

If fox viewers are so misinformed then why are they number one in the rating compared to CNN, MSNBC, etc who are just clinging on by a thread????

[-] 2 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

What ratings? The ratings done by the 1% for the 1%?

Most real democrats know the corporate media is a load of crap so the aren't going to defend CNN or MSNBC anyway. They have all been lying for years, most obviously in the run up to the war in Iraq and their fake evidence and forged documents. Not only did the corporate media lie to cover up Bush's crimes, they are still lying now to start another war in Iran.

The only people who still believe any of the corporate news are blind, misguided and/or sadistic.

Did you agree with Glenn Beck when he said "I could watch that (UC Davis pepper spray) video over and over, it was hilarious" ??

[-] 0 points by danmi (66) 3 years ago

Even with what Becks said is true or untrue, I think all media outlets are bias nowadays. I am 56 and I can remember when events happened in our Country you could watch one station and then turn it to another and it would be broadcasted on their also. Today is something happens it might be news on one channel but it might not even be broadcasted on another and or if it is broadcasted it gets twisted around. I am not at all against the OWS and I am not a rep or dem but an independent.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

"I am not at all against the OWS and I am not a rep or dem but an independent."

Okay, sorry for jumping all over you. It is just really hard for me to believe someone would really defend Fox. And it is definitely not just Fox, all of the corporate news is corrupt, all of it....totally twisted...agree completely....

[-] 2 points by cmt (1195) from Tolland, CT 3 years ago

They convince people to be paranoid about any other source of news or information. It gives them a very "loyal" audience.

Also - hate is exciting! Watching any difference of opinion shouted down revs people up!

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

And when they are all lying, it is really hard to know what to believe these days.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 2 years ago

yes, and then their viewers are so disconnected from reality that they can no longer talk to anyone else about real issues...the Big Lie has been working all to well.

[-] 2 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

BTW- Are you being paid by Fox News or who?? to be here?

I mean, I just can't imagine that you are here for conversation...you can't really believe Fox News is fair and balanced, you don't support the movement....

Why are there so many of you on this board, talking about how unimportant the movement is?

[-] 1 points by Democracydriven (658) 3 years ago

Now I see why you didn't sign the petition

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 3 years ago

eh?