All Good Things Must Come To An End
I was an avid Fox viewer, probably too avid. I usually watched at least 3 hours per day and had it on in the background during other times.
I’ve been critical of Fox. I understand that they have to serve a wide audience and my point of view is only mine. I supported Greta to some of my friends that did not support her. That changed when she did a complete whitewash when she interviewed Hillary on Benghazi. I no longer will watch her show because I feel I have seen her true colors.
Another person I was critical of was Judge Jeanine. When Benghazi was initially a story she was very good. When it was no longer headline news she started promoting her show as having Benghazi news, but I could watch her whole hour show and she would give a 5 – 15 second snippet at the end. I was disappointed and quit watching her program.
When we started the boycott, I was a good soldier (sailor) and lived up to my commitment. Fox was turned off on March 8, 2013 and hasn’t been on since. I did periodically see a Fox snippet on the Internet as they are hard to miss. Almost all news reports seem to have a Fox YouTube video embedded.
Why I Am Leaving The Group
All was fine until Sunday when I was reading AmericanThinker and one of my favorite writers had a story containing a 12 minute video of Judge Jeanine excoriating the Obama administration on Benghazi.
I viewed the video and felt that it was on target and didn’t pull any punches. It supported what our group was working 24/7 to accomplish, get Benghazi answers and hold the people responsible for the Benghazi dead accountable. My mistake was sharing this video with some of my fellow boycotters. It did not set well with them.
Sorry, but I tend to look for good, and when I find it I like to point it out. Our original goal was to get Fox to turn Right. Well what does that mean? Does that mean I can’t express an opinion pointing out when they do something that indicates they are heading in the right direction? I felt this video was so on target that Fox and Judge Jeanine should know that I felt this was indeed a positive story and was pointing Right. If we can never find anything good that they are doing, we are aiding and abetting their Left Turn as far as I am concerned.
Does this mean she wasn’t after ratings? No. Does this mean she didn’t have alternative motives and was only interested in “her show”? No. Does this mean I won’t be critical of her? No.
But for this one video, I still feel she was right on target.
I have been weaned off my dependence on Fox for my news but I am no longer going to boycott them. I hope they will move Right. They have some excellent reporters, Catherine Herridge, Jennifer Griffin, & Bret Baier. There are others too.
I Learned A Lot
And I have learned from this process too. No matter what group you may become associated with, you have to be careful. You too can be brainwashed. I think I am an independent thinker and for me the decision to stop boycotting Fox is my idea and no one controls who and what I watch. (unless Obama gets his way). I march to my own drummer.
Word To The Wise
You have to be careful. I found out the hard way, and others have too. In our group if you mention the word Fox, you will immediately be criticized. I know for a fact that this boycott issue has severely damaged the Patriots that were participating in this group. Many of them have moved on and no longer participate with the group. I tried and gave it my best shot but my inner guidance tells me it’s time to move on.
This group, and you know who you are, is doing very important work in trying to get Benghazi answers. They work diligently 7 days a week to contact members of Congress to get them to look out for America. They are very committed and I learned a lot from them. I fully support what they are doing. I will continue to send Patriots to them.
If you are one of their members, I hope you will continue supporting them. I will miss working with you and wish you the best.
I leave you with the video referenced in this blog, you can draw your own conclusions.
Stan is the Senior Editor for StanHjerleid.com. He is a Tea Party Conservative and very concerned about the future of America. He is a Navy Veteran having served aboard the destroyer USS Laffey for 4 years. For the last 12 years he co-owns with his wife, Happy Cat Retreat, a cat boarding facility. He has owned 2 photography studios for 12 years and worked as an IT Specialist for 14 years. He loves animals and raises parrots in his spare time. He is also an avid road bicyclist and motorcyclist.