Maybe Republicans should buy media outlets rather than donate to super-PACs

posted at 11:21 am on December 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What was the secret of Barack Obama’s success in the 2012 election?  Traditionally, a President who produces substandard economic growth in a first term doesn’t get a second term; in fact, it’s about the only reason an incumbent President loses, other than offering a pardon to his predecessor.  One task in which Team Obama excelled was turning out low-information voters, a deliberate strategy that went all the way to the top.  While Barack Obama dodged the White House press for almost all of 2012, he continually appeared in entertainment venues to broaden his appeal and get reluctant voters to come out on Election Day.

Republicans tried to counter this with massive amounts of money from outside groups intended to even out the ad war.  They succeeded at that effort, but still lost the election, and ended up looking more marginalized than before.  Glenn Reynolds wonders whether that money would have been better spent buying the kind of media outlets that reach the voters Obama courted — especially among single women:

My suggestion: Buy some women’s magazines. No, really. Or at least some women’s Web sites.

One of the groups with whom Romney did worst was female “low-information voters.” Those are women who don’t really follow politics, and vote based on a vague sense of who’s mean and who’s nice, who’s cool and who’s uncool.

Since, by definition, they don’t pay much attention to political news, they get this sense from what they do read. And for many, that’s traditional women’s magazines — Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, the Ladies Home Journal, etc. — and the newer women’s sites like YourTango, The Frisky, Yahoo! Shine, and the like.

The thing is, those magazines and Web sites see themselves, pretty consciously, as a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party. So while nine out of 10 articles may be the usual stuff on sex, diet and shopping, the 10th will always be either soft p.r. for the Democrats or soft — or sometimes not-so-soft — hits on Republicans.

When a flier about getting away with rape was found in a college men’s bathroom, the women’s site YourTango (“Your Best Love Life”) led with the fact that the college was Paul Ryan’s alma materin a transparent effort to advance the Democrats’ War on Women claim that Republicans are somehow pro-rape. A companion article was “12 Hot Older Men Who Endorse President Obama.”

Similar p.r. abounded across the board: Sandra Fluke is a hero; Sarah Palin is a zero. Republicans are all old white men (women or minority Republicans get mocked or ignored).

This kind of thing adds up, especially among low-information voters. They may not know or care much about the specifics, but this theme, repeated over and over again, sends a message: Democrats are cool, and Republicans are uncool — and if you vote for them, you’re uncool, too.

This isn’t a bad idea for the deep-pocketed business leaders who sunk a lot of money in the election — and not just the general election, but the primaries as well.  Not only would that help push a more conservative point of view to consumers who are less connected to politics, these media outlets make money, too, which conservatives don’t mind when choosing investments.  At the very least, we can be sure that this won’t hurt, and it at least addresses the dynamic seen in the last election.

In general, Glenn’s argument goes along with a point Andrew Breitbart used to emphasize, which is that culture informs politics, and not the other way around.  Conservatives have to engage in the cultural as well as political sphere, even though the entertainment culture — which is the dominant culture in America these days — is tilted against conservative values and principles.  Perhaps conservatives have to engage especially because of that tilt.  And it would help to have some footholds in that arena when attempting to engage there.


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My theory of global warming happens to be the correct one.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

The problem with you lot is that you think everything is a conspiracy. Do you think the CEO’s and editorial boards of all these magazines sit around and decide which right wing politician they’re going to smear this week? Do you think that’s how culture works? Well, it doesn’t. Hip sells. Cool sells. Business loves ‘hip’ and ‘cool,’ because hip and cool make profits. The GOIP brand is “unhip” and “uncool.” No “one” decided this. It’s the cultural consensus. Daniels is an exception to a general rule. Hip and cool belong elsewhere on the cultural map than with conservatives.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

That’s OK. We’ll keep truth and let you dominate “hip and cool”
Truth remains unchanged. “hip and cool” change with each issue.

Jabberwock on December 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

My theory of global warming happens to be the correct one.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

…I had global warming looking at the cover of the magazine.

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM

My thoughts about things happens to be the correct one.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM

hawksruleva on December 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Exactly….

Whether it’s the NY Times or MSNBC……you can see the left wing agenda flows from the top down with little to no real dissenting views.

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Example A of how effective?

Ted Turner, CNN…need we say more of how influential owning the journalistic content is.

right2bright on December 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

The color of my socks happens to be the correct one.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

What was the secret of Barack Obama’s success in the 2012 election?

Um, let me guess…… the color of his skin?

UltimateBob on December 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

And as soon as it is bought, then it will be boycotted by the left.

Or, there will be a setup to take it down from within using some sort of scandal against the owner.

LoganSix on December 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Agreed. Which is why we should eschew buying media outlets in exchange for buying ad time. Ad time is much more ‘hit and run,’ and can be dropped into select markets at times most advantageous to us. A bunch of thirty-second spots featuring conservative celebrities like Kelsey Grammer, Adam Carolla, Gary Sinise, Et Al talking about important issues that the media is ignoring, then directing viewers (or listeners in the case of radio) to a web site listing all the fraud, cover-up, and scandal the Obama administration is plagued with won’t sway the true-believers, but it might light a spark among the undecideds.

No one likes getting played for a sap, and that’s just what the MSM has been doing over the last few decades. Let’s get the facts out there.

CaptFlood on December 13, 2012 at 12:22 PM

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Not to worry, you are incapable of offending me, as any anonymous person on a blog. They give a sh!t enough about me to spend lots of money (i.e. hiring people) to find out what I like, am willing to pay for and put it on the market. Damn them!

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM

hawksruleva, you took what I was saying a step further and I agree completely.

Conservatives seem to have an an/off switch when it comes to politics. It’s either on (and we’re thinking only in terms of politics) or it’s off completely.

As a result, it’s a difficult balancing act for us when we’re trying to reflect our values in our work in a subtle way.

Why is this important? Because when you’re making a movie, or writing an article, or hosting a talk show, it’s not going to be any good if you let politics be your objective. That was the problem with Fox’s brief comedy show “The Half Hour News Hour.” You could tell every joke started out as politics, and then they tried to graft the humor onto it. The uninformed masses won’t go for that, and that’s who we need to reach. The Daily Show manages to find the humor first, it just happens to be liberal because that’s their innate perspective. That’s the in-between setting I’m talking about in action.

nknet on December 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The Media and Pop Culture have built a a concrete block wall.

The minute the conservatives got control of a media outlet or organ, the Judas goats would quickly go to work undermining it and leading the flock elsewhere.

Moreover, the inevitable traditional stylistic cues such as boy scout ideas about social issues and a Christian approach to honesty and fairness would cause the people who lean toward late night attitudes to switch the open mind, if not the TV set or subscription, off.

As I have been claiming, you have to go at a target audience with a message. And preferably a message concerning something they want.

IlikedAUH2O on December 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012

lester on December 13, 2012

…when you sleep together…^…what do you talk about?

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Anyway, encouraging people to realize their potential would be much better than the constant victim hood put out by the current media culture. It’s time everyone realized that they aren’t a court settlement away from fame and fortune.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

I don’t know about that….

There are many ways to accomplish these goals.
You don’t necessarily purge everything and start to become the weekly standard.
You can change editorial areas and and how hard news is covered without purging everything. All because a Conservative may buy NBC doesn’t mean you get rid of all the liberals…..you work to provide balance and do real reporting of the issues.
Conservatives can be dam# sexy,work side by side with liberals, and pump up Cosmo just as good as the all liberal staff while at the same time holding liberals responsible for their failed policies in editorial pieces.

Providing balance and accurate reporting of the issues would not require a whole sale makeover of any product……it could be done in pieces and phases.

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

The Daily Show manages to find the humor first, it just happens to be liberal because that’s their innate perspective. That’s the in-between setting I’m talking about in action.

nknet on December 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Like Bill Maher doesn’t begin with being political or caustic about a predictable range of issues?

IlikedAUH2O on December 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

My decoder ring is in the shop.
Any guesses?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on December 13, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Change “like the Bible” to “as if it were the Bible”. That is my guess.

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Are they Argyle? I love Argyle.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Since you bring up this subject, let me chime in with a little something I’d like to do: as a comics fan, I’d like to buy ownership of DC and Marvel Comics, plus maybe even a few smaller properties. If you’ve seen how bad their storytelling and other related and surrounding steps have been for more than a decade now, including – but not limited to – leftism, you’ll understand why. Besides the importance of good storytelling and respect for famous heroes again, there’s also the need to change the current format for comic books from monthly pamphlets to something more along the lines of trade paperbacks. And it’s ONLY the comics publishing arms I’d want, NOT the rights to the movies and toy merchandise.

So if you could find a business official who could afford to buy the rights to those publishing outfits and work out a partnership with companies like Harper Collins and Random House to publish paperback-style comics, would you want to do what I’d like to envision? Buying magazines could be great, but so could entertainment companies for literature. My only personal drawback is that I’d need to train for writing, editing and even proofreading. Then, I’d really be ready for the challenge of redeeming my childhood treasures.

Avi Green on December 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM

IlikedAUH2O

Maher is in a different category – and I think you’d find that reflected in his (liberal) audience, too.

nknet on December 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM

right2bright on December 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I am actually surprised that CNN is not just full bore Marxist with people like Ted Turner pulling the strings.I still get stunned at some of the bat sh!t crazy stuff that comes out of that idiots mouth.

Ted and Jane really did make a perfect couple.

To bad she couldn’t get use to all the threesomes he wanted with him taking it in the rear from the strap on queens they paid for on a regular basis.

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Buy the New York Times and replace the staff with the Tahleeebohn and see if anyone notices.

CorporatePiggy on December 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

As others have noted, the left’s monopoly on media and public education is a priority problem. We can address it at state and local levels:

1. Buy/create media outlets and content producers.

2. Reign in unions a la Wisconsin and Michigan, especially public employee unions. Support RTW laws in union states.

3. Support school choice and home schooling with vouchers and credits.

petefrt on December 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012

lester on December 13, 2012

…when you sleep together…^…what do you talk about?

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Actually, I’m impressed that the trolls were out of bed before noon. Mom must have made pancakes for breakfast.

Bitter Clinger on December 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Anyway, encouraging people to realize their potential would be much better than the constant victim hood put out by the current media culture. It’s time everyone realized that they aren’t a court settlement away from fame and fortune.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I’m thinking game show/reality show format selling capitalism.

BTW, Someone should do a comedy skit about free birth control. It cries for it. The problem is that I will die of old age waiting for SNL to find the throbbing humor of the the issues of the last campaign*.

And don’t mind me. I just think that individual freedom requires free markets. Sell capitalism.

And, shut up the old white guys who want to pontificate about unborn children unless they want a womb surgically installed in themselves to carry the kid to term. God appeared to me about that and it is His will.

IlikedAUH2O on December 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Honestly, buying up these media properties is the best way to fix the problem. Buy them. Make them not lefty rags, and make them turn a tidy profit at the same time. Now who’s got the money to get this done? Go!

dczombie on December 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Didn’t Ted sell CNN? He got rid of Jane when she dabbled with possibility of Jesus.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Um, let me guess…… the color of his skin?

UltimateBob on December 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

It sure as hell wasn’t the content of his character.

The Rogue Tomato on December 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

The problem with you lot is that you think everything is a conspiracy. Do you think the CEO’s and editorial boards of all these magazines sit around and decide which right wing politician they’re going to smear this week? Do you think that’s how culture works? Well, it doesn’t. Hip sells. Cool sells. Business loves ‘hip’ and ‘cool,’ because hip and cool make profits. The GOIP brand is “unhip” and “uncool.” No “one” decided this. It’s the cultural consensus. Daniels is an exception to a general rule. Hip and cool belong elsewhere on the cultural map than with conservatives.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Yes, all those popular magazines just accidentally put Barack and Michelle Obama on their covers continually from the middle of 2008 through most of 2009. Saturday Night Live just accidentally stopped making fun of the President as soon as Obama was elected, and accidentally never ran a single sketch that was complimentary to Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan. The entire media just accidentally refused to report on the Obama girls, after 8 years of nonstop gossip coverage of the Bush girls. They just accidentalyl ran story afterstory about Ann Romney’s $900 shirt she wore on the Today show, whuile accidentally not writing about Michelle Obama’s $500 sneakers that she wore on a visit to a homeless shelter.

Yep, this is all just organically developing in our culture that the Obamas are cool and hip and all the Republicans are uncool.

rockmom on December 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

IlikedAUH2O on December 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Old white guys have freedom of speech to, it just needs to be given the same consideration as everyone’s. Crazy statements should get the same coverage as Democrats who beat their wives and hire sexual predators. And before the election. Not a regular viewer of SNL but I think this may have been their last relevant and funny skit.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Wow you losers are still scrounging around trying to figure out why you lost?

Now it’s “low information voters”.

Hahaha. Look, nobody likes you except mean cowards who are like you. One of your namby pamby intrepid journalists got socked in the face and you hit the fainting couch. Meanwhile every other thread is filled with tough guy nonsense about how Barry is a homo and how you are stacking up on ammo.

You weak teabagger sisters need to nut up and take a good look im the mirror and say Im good enough Im conservative enough and gosh darnit, no on likes me.

lolz

tommyhawk on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Yes, conservatives should be convincing people like Sheldon Adelson to buy media like CBS, etc. instead of wasting money running goofy ads that enrich liberal-owned media and moronic Republican consultants.

And pay attention to books like Joel McDurmon’s “Restoring America: One County At A Time.”

Restoring America: One County At A Time

Then as time permits – do the following;

1) Get rid of conservative myths like those associated with Ronald Reagan, who ran on a platform of cutting taxes and preventing withholding in his platform for Governor in California but once elected raised taxes tremendously and by 1970 was submitting a tax plan that included withholding. He mostly raised taxes as president after 1983, as well, sometimes in a more stealthy manner by eliminating deductions. And instead of putting conservatives on his staff put mostly Bushites.
2) Read books recommended by organizations like the Mises Institute that thoroughly explain why welfare and so called “economic rights” are both morally and economically wrong. Read people like Hans Herman Hoppe and understand where Our Rights Come From.
3) Understand that most of America’s twelve major wars from the Seven Years War (1754-1763) to Afghanistan (2001-?) were unnecessary and favorable citizen support was orchestrated by devious and deceitful manipulations (at least after 1789) by our Federal government and a journalistic cabal originally populated from its beginnings by distributist clergy and disaffected socialist seminarians as noted in Billington’s “Fire In The Minds of Men.” Conservatives need to start focusing on the real issues concerning our wars: (1) how these wars started, and who benefited; (2) how they were paid for, and who benefited; and (3) how the national government changed after the war, and who benefited. World War I would be a good starting place. This research strategy is sometimes referred to as “follow the money” and is seldom pursued to any depth by the gatekeeper and court historians that produce most of America’s history texts. There is an extraordinary naïveté about how wars are fought, why they are fought, and what the outcomes are.

Falcon46 on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

rockmom on December 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Very well said, ma’am.

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

YES!

Buy OK magazine or Cosmopolitan, Elle, or any of the ones you see at the check out line.

OR

Buy the STATION – what’s wrong with these guys? Don’t have enough money to buy the local stations that equal abc, nbc, cbs? This way the morning shows – which the locals have besides the nationals – like Al Rocker can be thrown out and the local morning news shows can be tailored with our message. Then the only voice coming through is the 5:30pm nightly news.

athenadelphi on December 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

If conservatives want to try this, they’re more than welcome to, but I personally cannot stand women’s magazines. It seems as if their main mission is prey on women’s insecurities. Parenting magazines (which I am forced to read at my OB’s office to distract me from the inanity of HGTV) are the worst offenders. If conservatives want to “inform,” a complete overhaul of these magazines would be in order, as what they currently peddle is not information, but fear.

pookysgirl on December 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I think it’s funny for magazines to run articles on how to be a whore (I believe an actual title) and then how to get back at people who treat you like a whore. Talk about covering your bases.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

tommyhawk on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Classy little piece of work, aren’t you, Francis?

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Falcon46 on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I wish Ronald Reagan was president, right now. Myths, my hindquarters.

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

tommyhawk on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Yeah it’s smart to hate me and expect me to support you. Run with that.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

On behalf of “Old white guys” everywhere, including Mr. Munford, thanks! :)

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Semantics. Let’s face it, today everything is political: food, health, cars, homes, weather. I wish it wasn’t, but the left has operated this way for decades while we have pretended the effects of their activism would never move beyond the fringes.

And yes, one of the most effective means of doing this is using non-explicitly political media injected with a relatively subtle conservative slant. If that’s “indoctrination,” so be it.

nknet on December 13, 2012 at 12:02 PMRocks on December 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Exactly. One of my next-door dorm neighbors in college back in the late 70s was from Italy, and she was very fond of saying just that: everything is political. At the time, I couldn’t see why a person would want to make everything political. It seemed way too much trouble.

As for infiltrating the media or establishing conservative outlets, it will need to be subtle at first. That’s exactly how the Communists have done it, using semantics as you have said. Now as in the past, there are idea people who formulate how to present concepts they want to implant in peoples’ minds and they figure out ways to present them across any and all cultural outlets.
The Commies certainly weren’t upfront about their aims; they do plot and plan very specifically where and when to present whatever it is to begin to get people used to an idea. That needs to be the way to approach the take-back.

PatriotGal2257 on December 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

athenadelphi on December 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I’m all for them buying a station but Fox gets vilified for even giving the view of the Right.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

This is what I’ve been saying for weeks now!

We take over and or replace the media. FOX is not enough!

Boycott, force grocery stores to put objective media in place, remove Time, stop all references to NYT Bestseller, no talk of Grammies, make our own awards, make our own NGOs, etc.

GardenGnome on December 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

I suggested this on the phone to Rush about 15 years ago. He blew off the idea.

fossten on December 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Yep, this is all just organically developing in our culture that the Obamas are cool and hip and all the Republicans are uncool.

rockmom on December 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Yes…it’s just a conspiracy that a leading news outlet like CBS pushed fake documents against Bush right before a Presidential election….

………..the journolist of liberal writers and television pundits that showed them actively discussing how to set their narratives together to attack Conservatives and prop up democrats was all a conspiracy to…

…and all the video interviews of done by Bretibart of hollywood directors and starts that document them admitting that they have control of the entertainment arena and use it to bash Conservatives and push their liberal agendas….

yep….all just in our heads.

Kind of hilarious having liberals that pushed “Bush did 9/11,Bush blew up the levees in New Orleans….the war is all about Haliburton……”..to name a few ……say that Conservatives are the paranoid ones.

…right now liberal web sites are pushing that Republicans dressed up like Union workers and tore down their own tent in the Michigan union march the other day…..
………….;yea..right…we’re the “conspiracy nuts”…..

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM

You weak teabagger sisters need to nut up and take a good look im the mirror and say Im good enough Im conservative enough and gosh darnit, no on likes me.

lolz

tommyhawk on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

meanwhile…you get up every day, look in the mirror
and wonder…..Why am I such an Effing loser??

ToddPA on December 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Hahaha. Look, nobody likes you except mean cowards who are like you. One of your namby pamby intrepid journalists got socked in the face and you hit the fainting couch. Meanwhile every other thread is filled with tough guy nonsense about how Barry is a homo and how you are stacking up on ammo.

You weak teabagger sisters need to nut up and take a good look im the mirror and say Im good enough Im conservative enough and gosh darnit, no on likes me.

lolz

tommyhawk on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

He’s soooooo brave. Especially when Mom makes pancakes.

/dreamy

CurtZHP on December 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Truth News Network:

IPO offering:

Offer, TNN National News Network,with , Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Neal Boortz, Michael Shavage, Michael Malkin, Ann Colter, Lora Ingram, Byron York, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Mark Levin, Shawn Hannity, Michael Savage, etal many others national and lots and lots of local shows in all sizes of markets.

As it is now these guys and our $ spent with the companies who sponsor on these shows keep ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, AP, ect in bussiness.

We are paying the executives who run these unamerican commie enablers of the commie Democrat party to shoot U.S. in the back.

Just say no.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I bet you think all Asians know Karate and all black people look alike.

Nothing like a pompous liberal revealing their bigoted,stereotyping of Americans while at the same time trying to convenience everyone how smart and open minded they are.

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Nailed it,

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 12:56 PM

TNN should also have a internet lead page but better then yahoo, google, ect.

Fight with a full court “press”.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Yes!

Control the media, the channel and the message and winning elections will follow. Begin today and never stop.

rplat on December 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Falcon46 on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I wish Ronald Reagan was president, right now. Myths, my hindquarters.

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM

First, you didn’t dispute the facts on Reagan with any reference one could review that uses archival information to show what really happened. References to “hindquarters” is not convincing regarding the basis of your opinions. The fact that today’s president is much worse serves mostly to confirm the slope we were on even during the Reagan years.

Secondly, if Reagan behaved like he really did as governor and president then there would be no effective solutions forthcoming today – especially with an electorate far different from then and a baby boomer generation that was then moving into its most productive, highest earning years and that today is retiring in record numbers.

Falcon46 on December 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

A, “TNN” IPO would pull in $ a Billon the frist hour of trade.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Not to worry, you are incapable of offending me, as any anonymous person on a blog. They give a sh!t enough about me to spend lots of money (i.e. hiring people) to find out what I like, am willing to pay for and put it on the market. Damn them!

This. You wreath-making, recipe reading southern gals are all the same.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

ps

And No… Bill Oriley is not a conservative.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Don’t think this is a bad idea at all. Let’s face it, we’re losing the culture war. By focusing on “taking over” these outlets, the conervative viewpoint can be disseminated in an honest way, not the constant distortion and lies we currently get.

It doesn’t have to be done in a malicious way (hostile takeover, drastic shift in messaging), but rather a quiet buyout and gentle “massaging” of the content. Let’s face it, this is how the leftists took control of the media, and we need to start doing the same to start leveling the playing field.

I’m also not worried about any boycotts or what have you – the only ones who would be engaged in that are the hard core leftists (we won’t reach them anyway). The average, low information voter won’t care as long as they’re entertained.

Paging Mr. Adelson, et. al….

right of the dial on December 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I bet you think all Asians know Karate and all black people look alike.

LOL. There’s money to be made.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Obviously this is a good idea. This country gets dumber by the second. Unless a Republican is seen as being cool, s/he has almost no chance of winning.

I literally just spoke to someone about the fiscal cliff, and a lot of the tax increases that are coming, this morning. Our consensus was that none of this was discussed before the election, apart from Obama’s “fairness” argument. And people are going to be stunned at the amount of newtaxes coming.

Well, the reason is because 60% of this country consists of low-info (and low-iq) voters. And magazines, tv, etc… all told them for 4 years how cool Obama was and how robotic, and rich (because we cant forget about class envy) Romney was. And as I have said before, over the last 60 years, the more likable candidate wins every time.

You want to fix that, the answer is to buy entertainment magazines, and even the playing field.

milcus on December 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:36 PM

..yea he did sell…but he still has major influence there and had a lot to do with the leadership and the direction they have taken.

He has been far left for quite some time but probably had it reined in during his tenure somewhat for sake of the audience.

….I do remember Fonda saying that she couldn’t handle his sexual experimentation and that it destroyed her self-esteem and lead her to want to get out.
Now why they finally called it quits I don’t know….but either way…..having people this mentally unbalanced having such a large voice and influence is nuts….

It really is amazing to watch television executives….newspaper ownership and executives….and reporters go full on leftist when they leave their positions and don’t have the constraints of worrying about stock holders or their audience.

I was watching an interview a few years ago with the guy who either started up USA Today or headed it for a while and was stunned at his stupidity.

He went on and on about how terrible it was that bush lied about Saddam having a nuclear weapon.

Now you would think that somebody this high up in the “news business” would know that Bush never claimed that Saddam “had” nuclear weapons.

But this is how lies are put forward and believed by the “low information” voters.

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I think I suggested this on November 6th or 7th. It only makes sense.

EdmundBurke247 on December 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

ps 2,

No, Newt does not need to sell his books on TNN he can stay on CNN etal with his mirror on him full time.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:09 PM

The problem with you lot is that you think everything is a conspiracy. Do you think the CEO’s and editorial boards of all these magazines sit around and decide which right wing politician they’re going to smear this week? Do you think that’s how culture works? Well, it doesn’t. Hip sells. Cool sells. Business loves ‘hip’ and ‘cool,’ because hip and cool make profits. The GOIP brand is “unhip” and “uncool.” No “one” decided this. It’s the cultural consensus. Daniels is an exception to a general rule. Hip and cool belong elsewhere on the cultural map than with conservatives.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Hip and Cool are manufactured, just like the latest fashion trends. Anything can become “hip” and “cool” if it is packaged and presented correctly, all you need is enough sheep to follow.

And yes, part of this liberal bias in entertainment is absolutely intentional where conservatives are deliberately ignored or maligned, while the rest of it is the consequence of a hive mind where these people only hire and talk to those who think like them which results in a bias.

If you don’t think these media outlets intentionally try to create a “hip” image of a candidate then you are either living in the same bubble as the liberal media or are straight out lying. Look at all the puff pieces on Al Gore during the 2000 election, Rolling Stone even air brushed his crotch to make it look like he was packing some serious heat, but despite all of this none of them could make Al Gore look cool and Bush won the likability war and the election with it. If Paul Ryan were a Democrat, we’d be seeing open love letters all over the women’s magazines.

Daemonocracy on December 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

First get the message to the conservative talk show and other conservative outlets that we the people will find other means
(new talk show voices) to do a TNN if they do not “get it” that
we are not going to just roll over and allow the commies to tax 90% of our lives away on the dole for the commie voters.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:13 PM

These 0bama fanboys are awfully agitated at the idea of Cosmo becoming a conservative rag, aren’t they?

CurtZHP on December 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Yes, all those popular magazines just accidentally put Barack and Michelle Obama on their covers continually from the middle of 2008 through most of 2009.

Indeed.

Saturday Night Live just accidentally stopped making fun of the President as soon as Obama was elected

OK.

The entire media just accidentally refused to report on the Obama girls, after 8 years of nonstop gossip coverage of the Bush girls. They just accidentalyl ran story afterstory about Ann Romney’s $900 shirt she wore on the Today show, whuile accidentally not writing about Michelle Obama’s $500 sneakers that she wore on a visit to a homeless shelter.

I see.

You need to get out more.

Yep, this is all just organically developing in our culture that the Obamas are cool and hip and all the Republicans are uncool.

rockmom

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Falcon46 on December 13, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Here, sunshine. Courtesy of Human Events.
1. Ending the Cold War
2. Reaganomics
3. Revitalizing the GOP and the conservative movement
4. Peace through Strength
5. Morning in America
6. Star Wars
7. Nuclear weapons cuts
8. Voiced values
9. Tax reform
10. Taking on PATCO

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM

The new TNN should have a “wall street info News outlet also” as the current Wall Street Journal just may fall full into the other team just because of the urge to get invited to the hip parties.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Hip sells. Cool sells. Business loves ‘hip’ and ‘cool,’ because hip and cool make profits. The GOIP brand is “unhip” and “uncool.” No “one” decided this. It’s the cultural consensus.

What hip doesn’t do is require any brains, (witness tommyhawk) or honesty. No “one” decided this? You and your lot are led around by the nose until you become mature enough to realize that you are being used to line the other jerk’s pocket.

Vince on December 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Republicans should be more aggressive about confronting liberal media crazy to it’s face, instead of trying to be pals. They can start doing that immediately. Put them on the defensive.

Just writing about it on websites does nothing much. That has been proven repeatedly.

Moesart on December 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Hahaha. Look, nobody likes you except mean cowards who are like you. One of your namby pamby intrepid journalists got socked in the face and you hit the fainting couch. Meanwhile every other thread is filled with tough guy nonsense about how Barry is a homo and how you are stacking up on ammo.

tommyhawk on December 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM

…Haaa!!…hilarious coming from liberals who made a national whine and cry fest over Fluke being called a slut and called for an investigation of Sarah Palin’s tanning bed.

Get back to us when you finally find out how much National Security damage was done to our country by desk jockey Valrie Plame being outed by the democrat Armitage.

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

intentional

Where does this club meet? Is the room filled with cigar smoke? Is there a secret handshake?

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Republicans should be more aggressive about confronting liberal media crazy to it’s face, instead of trying to be pals. They can start doing that immediately. Put them on the defensive.

Just writing about it on websites does nothing much. That has been proven repeatedly.

Moesart

Good luck. And the irony of you posting this “on a website” is pretty funny.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:20 PM

A bunch of thirty-second spots featuring conservative celebrities like Kelsey Grammer, Adam Carolla, Gary Sinise, Et Al talking about important issues that the media is ignoring, then directing viewers (or listeners in the case of radio) to a web site listing all the fraud, cover-up, and scandal the Obama administration is plagued with won’t sway the true-believers, but it might light a spark among the undecideds.

LOL. Yes, “a website” will convince them.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Good idea.

There is a young White Latino in my office who voted for Obama.

Back in August, during the RNC convention, he said he read on-line that the GOP booed the Hispanic members from Puerto Rico.

This false narrative came from Left-Wing Harper’s. See below.

http://harpers.org/blog/2012/08/a-troubling-chant-on-the-convention-floor/

Of course, the true story was that the RNC was chanting ‘USA’ ‘USA’ to drown out the Ron Paul supporters who were the ones booing.

Anyway, being a low-information young Obama voter he was disgusted by the Joseph Goebells info that he got from Harper’s.

sentinelrules on December 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I’m all for them buying a station but Fox gets vilified for even giving the view of the Right.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Obviously, but that’s partly because it basically stands alone. The powers that be saw that there was profit to be made by providing a more balanced and, yes, Conservative-friendly (as in not deliberately insulting like other networks)and so they stepped in to fill the void. But there’s a churning effect in media, basically the big lie technique. If all the other networks are one side then it’s easy to demonize Fox. If there were a few more major outlets, TV or whatever, that were Conservative-friendly then there wouldn’t be such a consensus. So the answer is yes, we need more outlets.

cicerone on December 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Where does this club meet? Is the room filled with cigar smoke? Is there a secret handshake?

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:19 PM

You’re cool and hip. You know where the club meets. The cigars are used for other things and it’s probably more of a group, grope than a handshake.

Vince on December 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Any website or magazine is just going to get ganged up on and marginalized by the cool kidz.

Confront the bias to it’s face now.

Moesart on December 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Should have bought newsweek for the dollar.

Mormontheman on December 13, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I’d love to see parts of the media bought by conservatives. Please let that happen. Expect some blowback, though. Remember what happened when Rupert Murdock bought the Wall Street Journal? “Oh NOES! The sky is falling! A conservative newspaper is being bought by a conservative. How could that ever happen?!!??”

I wonder what liberals would have to say if the infamous Koch brothers bought, say, Rolling Stone magazine. Probably the storm of reaction would be worse than Katrina.

Mormons realized the importance of good press and bought Reader’s Digest some time ago. It’s one of the very, very few magazines owned by conservatives with a generally conservative editorial policy that one can browse through while waiting in line at the supermarket.

Sony Pictures is one of my favorite movie production companies lately. They are one of the few non-Hollywood companies still around and they frequently put out genre films that might be considered politically incorrect and so would never be allowed to get off the drawing board in our own country.

Burke on December 13, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Absolutely true. Buy Washington Post, or NY Times or LA Times.. or all three. Buy Elle or Cosmo, buy CBS or NBC. If conservatives want to win the war, long term they need to buy a movie company, TV stations and websites and they need to hold on to as many of those journalists as they can, and edit their stories and run stories by those same journalists such that it reveals the issues. The problem with the NY Times isn’t that all the stories are lies, it’s that they don’t even write the stories or run the stories that would actually matter.

Just buying the properties isn’t enough, they need to force acclaimed journalists to do their freakin’ job.

WashingtonsWake on December 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE

Truth News Network

TNN

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Do not spend any money buying any of the commie almost broke news wipes, put them out of buss. total with better outlets.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM

if you going to spend billions on political campaigns, its indeed wise to buy such outlets. however, do notice that the dems spent zero on this.
these magazines have a liberal bias because the people that make them tend liberal in the first place. its just a reflexion of lost cultural wars and dems see voters as clients and give them what they want while repubs insist in following unpopular policies that go against the beliefs of the editorial boards of these media outlets.
there is no doubt that the gop lost the cultural war within the opinion makers in this country. it sucks and probably there is not enough $ to turn it around!

nathor on December 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Hip sells. Cool sells. Business loves ‘hip’ and ‘cool,’ because hip and cool make profits.
lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Just screams “Hip and Cool”……

http://www.thedailyrash.com/ny-times-calls-obama-bicycle-photos-rugged-masculinity-gone-wild

…and smart to…

http://startthinkingright.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/bush-jet_obama-umbrella.jpg

…Hip and Cool must translate to “Dumb as sh!t” in Austrian…

Obama is only seen as “hip and cool” to his lame followers and to the uniformed since the press ignores or plays down the incredible stupidity and gaffes this President makes on a regular basis.

Baxter Greene on December 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM

AP is the core evil.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM

So is “market segmentation” sorta like a conspiracy?

And Darlin, I don’t “make” wreaths.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Any website or magazine is just going to get ganged up on and marginalized by the cool kidz.

Confront the bias to it’s face now.

Moesart on December 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

There needs to be multiple websites and magazines, and the purchase of established outlets as well. In Hollywood conservative actors need to form an alliance similar to what Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Walt Disney, and Ronald Reagan formed back in the 40s. Leftists in Hollywood are still pissed off at the anti-communist blacklist of the 1950s that it is no accident there are less and less conservative actors getting work in tinsel town who might rat them out.

Daemonocracy on December 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM

There is a huge way of making tons of money by turning the tables on the commie news outlets.

1. The ones on the Democrat Party dole are not the ones with disposable incomes.

2. The 49% who vote Republican have 90% or more of disposable income in the U.S. and the companies who have stuff to sell will go where the disposable income is.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM

cicerone on December 13, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I’m on board.

Cindy Munford on December 13, 2012 at 1:37 PM

1. Start another “Fox News” network. It will be more difficult for the Left to attack multiple outlets. FNC is too easy to marginalize. It also appears to be a good investment. FNC is the leading cable news network.

2. Start a couple conservative film and TV production studios. You’d be surprised how quickly Hollywood types change their political stripes when the jobs are coming from conservative producers. Money talks louder than anything.

3. Buy a theater chain and reserve at least one screen in each multiplex for showing family friendly and conservative content from independent producers. You have to control distribution before you control the message. Don’t boycott liberal films. Just make sure there is a place for conservative offerings.

BTW – All these things should be done surreptitiously. If you plaster the word “CONSERVATIVE” on each acquisition they will be attacked. The Left worked for decades under the radar before “coming out”.

Finally – Just for fun. Buy MSNBC (cheap) and put the current line-up in the 1-6 am time slot.

mr. b on December 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I’d add some black media outlets/publications to the list.

This article makes all kinds of sense. Look at the venom the left directs at Fox News, talk radio, etc. These fascists own the entire universe of tv and print news and entertainment media, and they can’t even tolerate a few outposts of dissent which, unlike theirs, don’t even deny their political bias.

The Count on December 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Money talks louder than anything.

Someone gets it.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM

they can’t even tolerate a few outposts of dissent which, unlike theirs, don’t even deny their political bias.

So, not “Fair and Balanced” then? Thanks for clearing that canard up finally.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Need to create a movie studio that tells conservative history

Mormontheman on December 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM

sentinelrules on December 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Can’t tell you how many people have mentioned to me that there were “no minorities” at the RNC convention.

A whole lot of this stuff was really under the radar, on blogs, passed around on Facebook, etc. It’s very hard to counter urban myths in the middle of a campaign. There was a gigantic underground campaign in 2004 aimed at young people and their parents trying to convince them that George Bush was going to reinstitute the draft. I heard about it at a PTA meeting, never saw a thing about it in popular or news media.

This time the underground campaign was that Mitt Romney was going to “shut down” Planned Parenthood and close all free clinics where girls cam get birth control without telling their parents, “repeal” Roe v. Wade and criminalize abortion, and there was an email I saw saying that Paul Ryan had introduced a bill in Congress to ban tampons. My teenage daughter clued me in to all of this, and my college son told me he heard a lot of it on his campus too.

Twitchy.com did a great job covering some of this stuff that went around on Twitter.

rockmom on December 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM

So is “market segmentation” sorta like a conspiracy?

No. You should read about it. You might learn something about, um, how the culture of business actually works.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

gigantic underground campaign

More conspiracies. You people really don’t get it, do you?

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

My lady gets all of these mags every month for her business– it’s quite disgusting the blatant peppering of liberal crap that is sneaked into every single issue of every one of these

I used to read Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone occasionally– all of them are hard left and mention politics every single issue

Even Entertainment Weekly makes a slur against Palin, the Tea PArty, or some other conservative every issue FFS

At this point, it would be a victory to take over these rags and just edit out the leftist crap to make them politically neutral– it’s that ingrained in the MSM right now

We have to wage this battle on all fronts– public schools, the university system, Hollywood, print media, the MSM, etc

Part of the problem is just that all the media centers are in CA or NYC– it’s just the “norm” for everyone out there to be leftists, they probably don’t even realize how blatant their biases are

thurman on December 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

So, not “Fair and Balanced” then? Thanks for clearing that canard up finally.

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM

When the basis of comparison is the US equivalent of Pravda, it is.

The Count on December 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

lostmotherland on December 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

How would you know, working from Mom’s basement?

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

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