Before launching a Twitter storm, which I think could be quite successful, wanted to share the idea with all of you.
The idea is TOTALLY inspired by HZ’s post of earlier today (see here)
All of the companies that provide advertising $$ to hatemonger Rush’s (and others) broadcast radio/TV should be challenged to channel those $$ to support, across the USA, the types of events/services for our troops that HZ outlined. They’d get enormous advert exposure – for something overwhelmingly positive – and they would be infusing their $$ into actions and not just hate-filled sound waves.
The tweets are rather simple and could easily become ‘viral’ – along the lines of “”USA – Tell ALL sponsors on @ClearChannel of #Rush to funnel their $$ to support #USATHANKStheTROOPS inspired by http://tinyurl.com/7b4h39f“”
And, it would be reasonable to contact Sandra Fluke and ask her if she would be supportive of the effort.
What do you think?
This is something a site with now more than 8 million hits should launch because you’d want as much immediate impact and sustained effort as possible.
I’m in – if you folks want to make it happen.
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Bobfr, this is brilliant. You are our Twitter king, lead and we will follow!
Remember this Michael D Higgins video from last week (it’s from May 2010)? Charles Pierce liked it, a lot:
“To close out an almost unimaginable week of conservative stupidity – that boothead judge out in Montana, Rush Limbaugh’s hocking up the foul weasel mucus from the bottom of his soul, the Blunt Amendment – a commenter brought this to my attention. The star of our show is Michael D. Higgins, president of Ireland. Playing the part of a pile of smoking meat by the side of the road when Higgins is finished with him is Michael Graham, a local talk-radio blight up here in Boston. Don’t bring that weak shit to Grogan’s on William Street, lad.
“A wanker whipping up fear.”
Good on ya, boyo!
Will catch up later today, chat away everyone ;-)