I’ve become something of a joke in my own house because I’m always launching or threatening to launch one-man boycotts against this or that liberal institution or program. (I became less of a joke but more of a villain when I finally cancelled the family’s subscription to the Washington Post earlier this year). My kids find more to admire in Rocket Man and Trunk who, instead of boycotting pillars of the MSM, are able to discredit them.
Which brings us to CBS. There no longer seems to be any real doubt that, at best, the network’s incompetence and eagerness to attack George BUsh caused it to vouch for forged documents that give rise to unsubstantiated and almost surely false charges against the president. The question is, what to do about it. Michelle Malkin suggests “asking CBS to immediately assemble an independent commission comprised of forgery experts. The commission should be given one week to determine whether it is more likely than not that the documents in question were forged. If CBS does not cooperate, a boycott against both CBS and its major advertisers should be organized.”
Ah, a boycott.
UPDATE: Reader Russ Barbour has this suggestion: “My first reaction would be to contact CBS affiliates. I would think that there is the potential for questions to be raised with the FCC when their licenses come up for renewal if they continue to broadcast 60 Minutes while ignoring serious fairness issues. If the affiliates make a public call for an independent inquiry, I think CBS would have to act. If they do not make such a call, they will be vulnerable when the truth inevitably comes out.” I’m not sure the affiliates will have problems with license renewal by virtue of broadcasting new episodes of 60 Minutes, but the idea of getting the affiliates involved seems sound.
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