The Boycott – Still Viable?
I hope you’re all aware of the crap-u-drama that ABC aired yesterday and Sunday, The Path to 9/11. If you don’t know about it and the ensuing controversy, just plug that phraseinto Google and watch it light up. We accuse others of propaganda, but our propaganda is a Hollywood endeavor! That makes it different.
Air America’s Randi Rhodes has been yelling about this for a while, but rejects boycotting as a possible reaction. She says it would ‘never work’ to tell people to refrain from watching the biggest ABC premieres of the season: Desperate Housewives and Lost. I think a boycott would work if we convinced people not to watch on TV, but to download them, instead. Is suggesting such a thing illegal? I have no clue. For the clueless, we’d have to set up secret websites with “How to” guides and such, wouldn’t we?
Randi rejects boycotting in general, as far as I can tell. I guess she feels people would never get it together en masse and step up like that.
I’m wondering if that’s true? Do boycotts not work anymore?