If you stop, they will stop.

The social media sphere is melting down with stories about someone who said something that is, by all accounts, ignorant and racist. Shocked, I am, to find this happening. And, they said it on a network television “news” program. Hey, folks, think this through with me:

1. These people live or die by ratings.
2. Ratings are based on numbers of people watching.
3. To write even moderately informed criticisms, you have to watch.
4. No matter how well written your criticism, you’re encouraging them by watching their channel, linking to their videos, and commenting.

These people have no obligation to respond to your opinions, as your elected representatives are perhaps supposed to, so your opinion means nothing to them. They respond only to the number of hits/views/Nielsen ratings their obnoxious piles of nauseous dreck attract, and you add to these numbers every time you click your mouse or your remote. STOP IT.

STOP WATCHING. STOP LINKING. STOP GIVING THEM POWER. ONLY THEN WILL THEY GO AWAY.

Have a wonderful day,

John

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