Trump supporters and others who despise fake news should change the channel. Even if you are throwing things and cursing at the TV, if it is tuned to to CNN, MSNBC or any other news outlet spewing anti-Trump propaganda and you are on cable, satellite or Internet, you are boosting their ratings.
Mike Anderson has suggested that working toward getting cable and satellite TV networks to unbundle CNN, MSNBC and other channels would allow viewers to more directly vote with their dollars on what news and other content they support. Great idea.
Getting to a la carte channel selection is a tough nut to crack. The effort has been in play for at least 30 years without success.
It is not likely that the FCC has authority to mandate unbundling under current law. Congress could legislate on the matter, but there are First Amendment issues. Unbundling will only happen as a result of organized consumer demand. Dish Network is running ads now that say you can pick what you pay for, but the basic tier includes CNN. It’s all about the money. Unbundling will only happen as a result of organized consumer demand.
Everyone can lend a hand by changing the channel and writing to your cable or satellite TV provider.
Please share your thoughts and ideas. Looking for volunteers to share the lead in this unbundling initiative. Everyone can lend a hand by changing the channel and writing to your cable or satellite TV provider.