Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Giants Tremble

At the word that 9-11 Activists are now targeting TV advertisers.

In the six years since the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, the mainstream media in America has largely been a mouthpiece of the Bush administration. All of the major networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and others had until recently, been silently complicit in the cover-up of the events of that day, the un-Constitutional wars that would follow, and the steady erosion of our Constitutionally protected rights.

When the "9-11 Truth" community grew to the point that it could no longer be ignored, these same networks that had ignored the issue for so long began to attack individuals and groups of individuals who were seeking answers to the lingering questions which still remain about 9-11. As the success of various truth movements continues to broaden, these attacks have now escalated to include Peace activists, monetary reform activists, and now even supporters of Presidential candidate Ron Paul. Recent attacks have suggested that the 9-11 movement, Peace activists, and Ron Paul supporters are terrorists, and some in the media have implied that we should be silenced.

And so in retaliation, they are going to boycott advertisers of products who sponsor those networks. To which I say, check out the generic section of the supermarket, because if you're going to boycott the ABCNNBCBS's sponsors, you're going to be skipping the rest of the store.

Boycotts like this only work when you have some sort of significant group of outraged individuals. Conservatives got Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect bounced. Liberals got Rush Limbaugh off the ESPN pregame show. But Troofers are nowhere near as large a group. Four point six percent, people!

This might work as a solidarity campaign to rally the Troofs; but the notion that it's going to have any effect on advertisers is quite ridiculous.