Apple Boycotts Fox News Cause of Glenn Beck

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  1. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't bother me one way or another, I don't even relate the shows I watch with the commercials that air anyways.

    This won't have any effect except for lowering apple's presence on the news airwaves... people aren't watching cnn or msnbc.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Good for Apple. It's about time. What say you, conservative forum members?
     
  3. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    I Cans Also Capitalize random Words And Type with Poor grammar On The Evils of FOXNEWZ :D

    Kidding aside, who cares? With ratings head and shoulders above any other cable news network, I doubt Fox News is concerned in the slightest.

    Q1 2009 Mac market share: 3.36 Worldwide, 7.49 Nationwide
     
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    While you may be right (hahahaha pun intended) about FN not caring...eventually someone needs to make them money. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure Fox News cares about Apple's boycott about as much as Apple cares about MacRumors complaints about delays in MacBook Pro new model release.
     
  6. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Good for them, dont know if it will changed anything America is overdosed on stupid people...
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Exactly- at some point Fox has to do something. If advertisers keep taking off, they won't have the cash to continue wack jobs like Beck anymore.

    Believe me, Fox cares about losing advertisers and money.
     
  8. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Glad to see companies not willing to support these crazy faux-news shows.
     
  9. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Keep hitting them where it hurts, Fox's wallet.
     
  10. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Correct

    They could/should send Beck packing. He does a dis-service to conservatives and republicans, making us all seem like goof-ball-tin-hat-wearing-moonbats.

    Listening to his radio show is like listening to a sermon, its terrible. His theme music IS pretty sweet though.
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Also, the man should be required to complete a psychiatric evaluation.
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I pity that poor psychiatrist....
     
  13. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    How exactly does a company boycott a cable news channel and what good is it really doing?

    Advertising? Does Apple even run ads on FNC?
     
  14. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Hmm

    Interesting. His views differ from yours; He MUST be mentally unbalanced... Lets have the state lock him up perhaps?

    Never mind the fact that he gets paid millions of dollars to share his views with millions of people, while you on the other hand, do not :confused:
     
  15. macfan881 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well If you seen before when ever Apple releases a new product after a keynote Jobs is usually on atleast CNBC etc they just wont interview on new products or show off new products on the channel.
     
  16. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    You're starting off the wrong way on this forum.

    As a registered republican, I can say, without a doubt, he is mentally unbalanced. He's a loon.

    Yeah, as if having a viewership somehow legitimizes Beck's hateful, bigoted, and ill-conceived points.
     
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    Regardless of the politics and boycotts, I can't be the only one who thinks this is a wise business move.

    Spend your advertising dollars where you might get results. Which network do you think has more intelligent, educated, and technically savvy viewers:

    FoxNews or CNN?

    FoxNews or NBC/ABC/CBS?

    FoxNews or PBS?

    Odds are Apple gets far less bang for its buck investing in advertising on FoxNews. If they offered a gold-plated mac, they might sell more.

    (edit) Interesting tidbit... FoxNews also has older viewers compared to other stations....

     
  18. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    Since I have not yet seen an Apple ad on ratings leader Fox network I take this weblog item with its due grain of salt... amazing what the libs dig up for alleged news these days... I have all the Glenn Beck shows on video so I'll look for this ad...
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Umm...no- people are entitled to different views. However, when you say the things he does, that are so far out of any possible reality, one has to wonder about his sanity. ;) Who said anything about locking him up?

    And you could lighten up a bit. Laughter is good for the soul. :)
     
  20. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Maybe read what I wrote earlier.

    "They could/should send Beck packing. He does a dis-service to conservatives and republicans, making us all seem like goof-ball-tin-hat-wearing-moonbats."

    And I was merely referencing leekohlers suggestion "Also, the man should be required to complete a psychiatric evaluation."

    Thanks for the tips though. And congrats on being a registered republican:rolleyes:

    This is for you leekohler

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    I'm just as jovial as the next guy : )
     
  21. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    While I don't agree with your sentiment, smart people can watch Fox News also... one could argue that the republicans are more wealthy and willing to buy the latest gadgetry to keep up with their friends. An iPad/iPod isn't exactly a hard device to use...

    FoxNews or PBS? I don't believe PBS runs ads.
     
  22. macfan881 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Also the whole Grammar line is not called for and is against forum rules too.
     
  23. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    your right

    OP I apologize. I meant it in jest, but it was uncalled for.
     
  24. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Thanks. I love kitties. :)
     

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