by Datechguy | August 3rd, 2012
As regular readers and listeners know my goal is to make a viable business out of the radio show and blog earning money from advertisers and readers willing to pay for what I say.
There are however many who do this who have ambitions to becomes players in the MSM. For the benefit of those who have that goal,these three stories can tell you what the MSM is looking for.
#1 Harry Reid or “I’ve got a secret”
Forget any “journalism” class you might have taken. It is vital to get the Harry Reid accusations out there. So what you want to do is initially report the story, when the public critiques the I’ve been told by somebody business talk about how terrible the story is, then blame Michelle Bachmann for Harry Reid Tactics while deploring them.
But no matter how much deploring or breast beating you do, remember:
1. Stress Reid’s charges
2. And repeat that the best solution to these charges is to release the tax return.
Remember those two rules and you’ll be fine.
#2. Black Pastors vs Obama or “You’ve got a secret”
Yeah I know these are black Ministers, yes I know the idea of African-Americans publicly calling Obama “Judas” sounds like news and yes I know you Really want to call these guys a bunch of racists but this is NOT a story to be reported. Any suggestion that any black person not specifically marked by MSM as evil IE: (Allen West, Clarence Thomas) might be racist would hurt Obama’s re-election chances and if we broadcast this and without calling them racist not only would upset the left Gay Audience but could convince some black voters it is OK to stay home or vote against Obama. We PARTICULARLY can’t allow the repeat of the charge comparing keeping out Chick-Fil-A to keeping Blacks out of lunch counters.
Pass this one by until the day before the election, that way it comes out too late to have an effect on voters plus you can say with a straight face you DID reported on the story.
#3. Chick-Fil-A appreciation vs the kiss in or “Can’t keep this secret”
This is the toughest of the three. We don’t want to overplay the massive turnout of the Chick-Fil-A appreciation day, too many people saw the photos online or saw the lines in passing where they live. The trick is to report it on OUR terms.
The solution? Wait until the “Kiss-In” today and then report them as a point vs counterpoint. Make sure you stress the equivalence of the two events, make sure you cover the “Kiss-In” in an area with a large gay population so you can count on at least one location with a big turn out and compare THAT location to a long line elsewhere Wednesday. Under no circumstances do you report on the relative numbers. You must make sure these events are perceived as drawing exactly the same while stressing Wednesday is about “Bigotry” vs “Rights” & “Inclusion”.
Follow these simple rules and you will signal to the MSM you are one of them and that’s the first step on your way to a MSM gig.
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