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posted ago by LiNeH19843 +2066 / -0

Don't protest at the station, go after their license. This can be done remotely and if enough people complain it might do some good. Find factual instances (date time of story), where the station has sewed division for the purposes of ratings instead of bringing the community together. Call out their racism in network shows and how they disenfranchise people based on race - politics or anything else, call out every slight they do even if its small.

Don't just say that they are pro or against trump, That is low effort and not going to be effective. But rather make complaints that are thoughtful and factual on how they are abusing their power, and remember this will be a public record. Don't leave them any room to say they will do better, but make clear cases where they chased $$ instead of building up the community for public good. Show a continuous pattern of exploitative behavior.

This is not about taking away their speech but really illustrating how their broadcast license is a privilege not a license to print money. The need to show how they are an actual benefit to the community. Be ruthless but smart in your complaints.

How and why to complain.... https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/broadcast-television-license-renewal

This is the stations page at the FCC https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/kusa#docs

And the stations direct license contact. https://www.9news.com/fcc-public-inspection-file

Don't protest at the station, go after their license. This can be done remotely and if enough people complain it might do some good. Find factual instances (date time of story), where the station has sewed division for the purposes of ratings instead of bringing the community together. Call out their racism in network shows and how they disenfranchise people based on race - politics or anything else, call out every slight they do even if its small. Don't just say that they are pro or against trump, That is low effort and not going to be effective. But rather make complaints that are thoughtful and factual on how they are abusing their power, and remember this will be a public record. Don't leave them any room to say they will do better, but make clear cases where they chased $$ instead of building up the community for public good. Show a continuous pattern of exploitative behavior. This is not about taking away their speech but really illustrating how their broadcast license is a privilege not a license to print money. The need to show how they are an actual benefit to the community. Be ruthless but smart in your complaints. How and why to complain.... https://www.fcc.gov/media/television/broadcast-television-license-renewal This is the stations page at the FCC https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/kusa#docs And the stations direct license contact. https://www.9news.com/fcc-public-inspection-file
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DinsdalePiranha 25 points ago +27 / -2

Has a station ever lost their license?

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LiNeH19843 [S] 27 points ago +30 / -3 (edited)

I don't know, has The_Donald ever tried? I do know that the station will have to respond to every complaint made in order to be in compliance with the regulations. Showing up in front of the building is just going to get them either more ratings or push the management further from center. This activity will do three things. Increase their regulatory compliance spending, Require them to read well thought out positions that counter to their current narrative, and respond to those well thought out positions. Depending on what is submitted the government can then action the license. FCC wont lift a finger unless we respond. Even if there are 50K comments in the file, Pro an negative, it can be argued that they are not serving the public interest. Either way the corporation will lose value due to the license risk, especially when they went from covering the news to becoming it.

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K-Harbour 13 points ago +13 / -0

http://investors.tegna.com/ Douglas Kuckelman Head of Investor Relations TEGNA Inc. 8350 Broad Street Suite 2000 Tysons, VA 22102 Phone: 703-873-6764 E-mail: [email protected]

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LiNeH19843 [S] 14 points ago +15 / -1

Sending a complaint directly to TEGNA is not as valuable as one to the FCC. Both is better. All TEGNA has to do is sell the license, complaints at the FCC transfer to the new owners. And reduce the value of the license. Enough complaints the asset becomes toxic. The value of a TV station is not onscreen talent, cameras or a studio, its the license. Make this license toxic, every other license holder will quickly pay attention.

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K-Harbour 11 points ago +11 / -0

Publicly traded company. They have SEC obligation to explain material risks to their business in their quarterly 10-K. If they are ginning up Antifa news incidents across the country (look at how many tv stations they have) then they need to disclose to shareholders through 10-K.

Another poster already mentioned another tv station in their town and stirring Antifa problems.

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LiNeH19843 [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0 (edited)

Ohhh did not know that. Interesting. Edit: K-Harbor , I was thinking about this. If successful complaints are listed and posted against the license, they should be mentioned during the next 10-K filing. If not reported, I think a lawyer pede can look into taking action, especially if shareholders are involved. Accurately reflecting the risk inside the stock price would be the goal. I would think that the corporation has a responsibility to reflect the risk, and that would be much more effective than a protest.

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K-Harbour 6 points ago +6 / -0

It may be even worse...60 tv stations across the country...but check out WHERE their HQ is:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tysons,_Virginia

We are dealing with a monster BrainSteer operation.

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Wallypip3 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Tampa Bay Times has active Antifa members in their on site reporting. What could be done about that via this route?

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icanhazaspergers 2 points ago +2 / -0

More like Cuckelman

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Pedeville 1 point ago +1 / -0

Kuckelman

Lol

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LiNeH19843 [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Makes sense pede.

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LiNeH19843 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Another Pede thought of connecting a license renewal complaint with the corporation reporting the risk on their quarterly corporate 10K filing with the government (IRS?). I have some phone calls to make next week.

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TheThreeSeashells 10 points ago +11 / -1

This won't work. Go after the advertisers. The Left has already proven THIS is how to force action from television stations/networks. The best part is you don't have to be an actual consumer of the product to convince them that you are. The Left threatens to boycott products they NEVER use. Remember when they got the USAA to drop advertising from Hannity for one day before their actual members called up to demand they reverse course. It's a guarantee the Leftists who sent in the threats were not members.

One Leftist in San Francisco who quit their job to become a full-time extortionist was moderately effective at getting what they wanted out of these spineless cowards. If you keep politics out of it (because they won't worry about what non-Leftists say) the advertisers will fold very easily.

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Techsan 7 points ago +10 / -3

This is dumb. Your advice is to not shine a light on the political murder but rather try a bureaucratic route in a liberal dominated system. That’s has worked out real well for us so far... rolls eyes.

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LiNeH19843 [S] 15 points ago +15 / -0

A statement calling out how the station (through one of its agents) killed a viewer with a gun, again with a bullet that was paid for by the station and TEGNA is going to have a hard time to defend. No matter what legal conclusions happen, they (The corp) killed a viewer. These logic tactics are what is going to be needed to win. We need to use the system as well or better than the left does and this is a present way to do it. Its not kinetic, but its got lots of mass, and legally has teeth. Think about how entire dam projects are stopped because of some tiny snail, its not because those efforts are kinetic but rather because they are process and system driven. You don't have to like it but don't discourage others from trying. That is not the right way to win.

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Baba_OReilly 2 points ago +2 / -0

I agree. We're the visiting team and we gotta play on their field.

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DrMoustachio 12 points ago +12 / -0

Why not both?

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GodKingHarambe 4 points ago +4 / -0

On r/TD there was a concerted complaint movement against Colbert when he referred to Trump as “Putin’s cockholster”

We all KNEW it was 1A and he wouldn’t get thrown off the air, but it still landed an FCC investigation.

This is a little different, someone died because of this station.

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Watch_TheKarma_Burn 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agreed.

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uzuruha 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wahh wahh doing stuff is to hard! I'd rather post about how much ammo I have and a cringy photo of my Glock for I internet points since that will do more to fix our country than actually putting in some work!

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K-Harbour 6 points ago +7 / -1 (edited)

Tegna: the massive local tv station empire behind this.

https://thedonald.win/p/HrFWR5jn/denver-shooter--is-your-local-tv/c/

This posting is a treasure-trove of info on the shooter and the media behind him.

https://thedonald.win/p/HrFWPi9y/yesterday-in-denver-a-conservati/

Another treasure-trove on the shooter.

https://thedonald.win/p/HrFWR5bb/denver-shooter--incredible-colle/c/

.....

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

Tegna.

Tenga is something entirely different.

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K-Harbour 1 point ago +1 / -0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegna_Inc.

For some reason Operating out of Fairfax County, VA (the heart of the Intelligence Community).

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silent_majority_LA_2 3 points ago +3 / -0

They are owned by Tegna media FYI.

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EdisonHwy 3 points ago +3 / -0

Who is Zack Newman‘s supervisor?

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DebbieinDallas 2 points ago +2 / -0

It’s SOWED, not “sewed”. Sorry. Can’t help myself. Not your fault they don’t reach spelling anymore in school.

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LiNeH19843 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Apologies : I went to American public school. No worries. :-)

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makemyday007 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thank you for posting the links.

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XCorneliusX 2 points ago +2 / -0

McClosky level stuff here. Good call!

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EdisonHwy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Aim for the license

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stallone 1 point ago +2 / -1

Or just burn the building down?

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LiNeH19843 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

No, not the right way to protest.

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charlesthehammer 1 point ago +1 / -0

We should use Yelp’s new racism button and report 9News for racism. Lol

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Imnotjustinbieber 1 point ago +1 / -0

Serious question:

When you say "but make clear cases where they chased $$ instead of building up the community for public good"....

What makes them obligated to "build up the community for public good"? What does that even mean?

Shouldn't they be trying to earn $$ like every other business? They just can't do it fraudulently. Since news is free, you get what you pay for. Their only payment comes from advertisers and advertisers only care about clicks, views, and time spent watching. That's the measurement of success in their world. "Building up the community" is not their job - go to church or volunteer if you want that. "Reporting truth" is not their job - hire a private investigator if you want that.

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icanhazaspergers 5 points ago +5 / -0

The FCC requires that a broadcaster be a public good. It’s a requirement of the license.

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LiNeH19843 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think your logic works for print and internet media. But somewhere in the FCC transmission licensing is a requirement for them to keep the license for the benefit of the public good. The frequency allocation is a state/community resource. If they want to do internet or cable that is fine but broadcast is limited to a set number of stations allowed. That is the basis for the restriction and the entire point of having a renewable license and public comment. Also this is why they need to have PG type content and not have anything goes type capital exploration. In history, stations had to show that the local news was in the public interest and locally produced programming was also in the public interest in order to get their license renewed. So yea it is their job, to keep the license.

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Imnotjustinbieber 1 point ago +1 / -0

I realize that the GOVERNMENT requires them to justify all of this. But since when do we trust government to determine what's "for the benefit of the public good"?

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SAW2TH 1 point ago +1 / -0

Go after their advertisers.

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not_a_shill 1 point ago +1 / -0

This will just win them an Emmy, or a nobel peace prize from the deep state left.

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LiNeH19843 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Be positive Pede. The more boring this paperwork is, the less the newsroom will touch it. But the bean counters and risk management will not like it one bit. These two are the only ones that have the internal power to change behavior.

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SatanicSoros -3 points ago +4 / -7

Ya good luck buddy. That'll happen the same day Hillary is locked up

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LiNeH19843 [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

Hehe....

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RoughWaters 3 points ago +3 / -0

It may or may not do anything but what does it hurt to try? You lose a few minutes of time? This is why the left always wins the culture war. They don't give a shit if they win battles today if it helps them win tomorrow. Meanwhile, conservatives make up every excuse in the book to not make a stink about any issues.

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LiNeH19843 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agreed, The 5 - 30 minutes needed to make a complaint will cause 3X that time on their end.