From the individual choice to stop watching a channel to the organized effort to affect a company’s revenue stream, boycotts come in many shapes and sizes, including the following suggestion from DailyKos.com and NewsCorpse.com. Please contact Democrats and progressive pundits and urge them to not go on the Fox News Channel. Not only is it a wasted effort to discuss issues on Fox News, it can extremely counterproductive.
Guests on Fox News are seemingly chosen for their right leaning political views, or their ability to be dominated. The viewers want to see the debates in which their side always wins. They want their ideals to be reinforced and to have that feeling of power that Fox News provides when they whip a liberal into submission. Don’t give them that pleasure. Don’t give Fox News the ratings they like to taunt like a school-yard bully.
In all likelyhood, Fox News personalities will call them cowards for not wanting to sit down, face to face, with the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, or Glenn Beck. The point is, who cares? Show Fox News that they simply don’t matter anymore. They should be irrelevant.
So, every time you see a Democrat or progressive guest on Fox News, contact them and tell them they are obligated to help ensure responsible journalism by avoiding the hate and bile that is Fox News. By appearing on Fox News, they are doing further harm to the efforts to repair the damage inflicted by the Bill O’Reillys, Sean Hannities and Glenn Becks of the world.