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Is a Boycott of Anti-RKBA News Sources a Viable Strategy?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MisterMike, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. MisterMike

    MisterMike Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Midwest USA
    Note: I haven't placed this under "Activism," because I do not have a definitive plan of action, but wanted to explore a possible avenue. If this more properly belongs there, I'm fine with moving it.

    Here's the background and my question. Public opinion is, of course, largely driven by what's published in the news media. There are some media sources that, while posing as impartial, exhibit a clear bias. The New York Times comes immediately to mind, and I confess that I frequently read the on-line version to see what's being said about Second Amendment issues.

    The problem with this is, as I see it, that by going to the NYTimes website, even when I go there to post a comment in support of the Second Amendment, I'm supporting them financially; these websites are supported almost entirely by on-line advertising, the efficacy of which is measured by "page views" and "click-throughs."

    So, my questions are these: If one could viably effect a boycott of a website by the NYTimes, would it have a financial impact? Would such a financial impact be enough to affect the revenue stream of the NYTimes and might it have an impact on their editorial position?

    Doing this effectively would be a huge undertaking, but I'm interested in hearing your opinions--it occurred to me a few minutes ago that I may be unwittingly supporting one of the most powerful voices against our Second Amendment rights.
  2. Messenger Guard

    Messenger Guard Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Knoxville TN
    All my friends own guns. All the men i work with carry guns. Not one of them reads the NY Times. I'm not sure the boycott would work on them since gun owners aren't the target audience. S&W and Zumbo both suffered because their target audience boycotted them. Too many non gun owners read the NYT.
  3. robmkivseries70

    robmkivseries70 Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    It helps to know what the enemy is doing. BTW, never interrupt the enemy when they are making a mistake.:evil:
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