THE INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT OF AMERICAN MEDIA
A Boston Tea Party Against The American Media Monopoly
A guide for paralyzing the corporate American
propaganda machine without doing anything
unethical, immoral, unlawful or dangerous.
Monday 03-03-03 by firstname.lastname@example.org
American media is corrupt. It is virtually paid propaganda. If you follow the money trail you can
see why. Big budget advertising sustains American media. This includes PBS and NPR, "public
service media" that are supported by corporate grants in exchange for positive public exposure.
So vitally important are advertising revenues that opinions and viewpoints contrary to
advertiser’s agendas will be silenced.
Is the sponsor really this powerful? Consider what happened in 1970 when cigarette advertising
was banned from radio and television—the broadcast industry suffered billions in lost revenues.
Layoffs and salary reductions were the only way many broadcasters stayed on the air. And that
was only lost sponsorship from one group, the tobacco industry. Needless to say, before 1970, it
was practically impossible to broadcast any facts on cigarette smoking.
Advertising is absolutely crucial to the publishing industry as well. Subscription fees can’t even
begin to sustain the cost of printing and distributing a daily newspaper. Every time we buy a
newspaper, magazine or even take a "free" publication, we increase the circulation. Publishers
use circulation statistics (the higher the better) to entice advertising and increase advertising
Rating services such as Neilson and the Audit Bureau of Circulation monitor media popularity
and report it (for a fee) to advertisers so that they can maximize their advertising impact. Media
and advertisers alike become obsessed with these figures. Millions, if not billions, are at stake.
The American Media Is Losing Credibility
American media is not reporting news in the public interest—it is reporting it in the sponsor’s
interest. Alternative energy, SUV hazards, pollution, the war for oil and countless other topics are
not covered if they go against or even slightly conflict with the sponsor’s image. Soft news,
entertainment, sports, traffic, weather and just plain junk are the safe topics to report.
Controversial issues, the real news, are too risky. Advertising pays the bills, not objective
reporting, so the sponsor determines the content. In fact, the "content" has really become just a
vehicle for the advertising. In some cases it has become advertising in itself.
Powerful corporations have been watching apprehensively as the Internet is slowly undermining
their influence. Americans fed up with the self-serving media are turning to the World Wide Web
for their news. Millions, for the first time, are discovering the truths about the war, the filthy rich
corporations, the greedy controllers, the Federal Reserve, the government scandals and countless
other topics that have been hidden from Americans for decades by the media. Corruption is being
exposed in its bare naked truth for the whole world to see. On February fifteenth, the Bush
Administration, the corporate media and their powerful advertisers witnessed the Internet
motivate millions worldwide to protest the war on Iraq and the profiteers (many of them
advertisers) behind it. The liars were exposed and the American corporate media proved to be a
significant number of them.
You can best reward a liar by believing
nothing of what he says. — Aristippus
This is an excellent time to reward the lying American media and at the same time introduce new
users to the freedom of choice the Internet offers. Boycott the corrupt media and their powerful
sponsors and you will successfully remove the viewer, listener and readership base that the
media and their advertisers are absolutely dependent on for revenue. By implementing the Media
Boycott during the March 23rd worldwide telecast of the Academy Awards, losses will exceed
billions and never be recovered. An Academy Awards boycott could possibly get the telecast
postponed or canceled because of the losses at stake—1.3 million per thirty seconds of
Just as the recently successful Virtual March introduced millions of Americans to their elected
representatives, the Media Boycott can introduce millions to the Internet and its multi-faceted
coverage of the world. The weeks preceding the Media Boycott can be used teaching those
unfamiliar with web browsers, search engines and the protocols of the World Wide Web how to
navigate and research its varied and growing database. Then, during the boycott, these people
will not be without their news. In fact, they will probably find that they prefer an interactive
news medium where they are in control of what to accept, reject and debate about—something
print, radio and television never offered and never will.
By staging the International Media Boycott we, the people of the world, will make the powerful
statement to corrupt American media, their greedy corporate sponsors and the Bush
Administration that we will not tolerate propaganda. We will make the powerful statement that
we are switching to a free and open global news network that multinational corporations cannot
control. We will make the powerful statement to the American media monopoly that they will
lose, and continue to lose their vital revenue generating audience. And, most importantly, we will
paralyze and destroy the only means by which the Bush Administration, using the American
media, can spread their propaganda.
HERE’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO—distribute this
document worldwide to as many people as we can.
We have twenty days to do it. If each one of us just passes on ten copies, ten becomes one
hundred, one hundred becomes one thousand and so forth. But make it much more. This truly
puts the power in our hands. Distribute to everyone and everybody. You can find email addresses
in job listings, company rosters, religious organizations and wherever you feel people will benefit
by eliminating propaganda. It’s estimated that the world’s riches are controlled by about 450
powerful individuals. We certainly outnumber them.
NOW HERE’S THE EASY PART—do absolutely
nothing and spend absolutely no money.
DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHINGby not watching,
listening to or reading corrupt American media.
SPEND ABSOLUTELY NO MONEYby boycotting advertiser’s products.
DO NOTparticipate in any media rating surveys, such as Neilson.
DO NOTdo anything illegal, violent or destructive. Ignore and stay passive.
By simply ignoring the media monopoly and their advertisers, we will disable their power.
Remember, they are COMPLETELY dependent on us, the masses, for their revenue. We start on
Sunday, March 23rd (twenty days from now) by boycotting the incredibly profitable Academy
Awards worldwide telecast. The Academy Awards funnel huge revenues into the American
movie industry, an influential sector of the media monopoly. The American movie industry
monopolizes the financing, production and distribution of American motion pictures. They keep
non-American, alternative and independent motion pictures from gaining an audience and
realizing profits. The Academy Awards favor Hollywood motion pictures because the seven
major Hollywood studios, part of the media monopoly, profit. So we will target the 75th Annual
Academy Awards telecast, sponsored by some of the most powerful multinational corporations,
as phase one of the INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT OF AMERICAN MEDIA.
Then, we will continue to boycott the American media monopoly until we starve them out. We
will succeed by sticking together and not giving in. The media giants will attempt to counter our
boycott by conducting business as usual and denying that the Media Boycott is having an effect.
THIS IS NECESSARY FOR THEM, PERFECTLY NORMAL AND A GOOD SIGN. It proves
the boycott IS WORKING and that the media companies are taking THE ONLY MEANS AT
THEIR DISPOSAL to keep advertising business. As we continue to boycott, sponsors will start
dropping out. The media monopoly will attempt to operate with their own resources and,
possibly later, with outside funding. Operating costs will begin consuming their resources. Then
the media companies will either fail or, if they choose responsible reporting over advertiser’s
agendas, gain back an audience. It’s that simple.
WE CAN HASTEN THE PROCESS
Boycott American CDs, DVDs and Videos, HUGE cash cows for the American media monopoly.
Share any entertainment you may already own with those who are without.
Do not attend American movies or music concerts.
Cancel subscriptions to American newspapers, magazines and entertainment services and use the
savings for a high speed Internet connection or whatever suits your fancy.
Get someone you know away from American media and introduce them to the varied and vast
choice of Internet news sites (excluding, of course, the online versions of the media monopoly).
Contact the American media of your choice by the means of your choice and tell them (in exact
numbers) that you, your family and friends are boycotting them.
Contact the American advertisers of your choice by the means of your choice and tell them (in
exact numbers) that you, your family and friends are not purchasing their products.
BEGIN RIGHT NOW GETTING THE WORD OUT—WE
HAVE TWENTY DAYS—WE DID IT WITH THE
WORLD WIDE PEACE MARCH—WE WILL DO IT
AGAIN WITH THE INTERNATIONAL
BOYCOTT OF AMERICAN MEDIA!
By working together, we will destroy the Bush Administration’s propaganda machine and
significantly weaken the Bush Administration’s ability to wage war on Iraq and other countries.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE… worldwide.
T. E. A.
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