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Oct 5, 2023·edited Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

I am 68 now and remember when it was FCC law that commercials could only take up seven minutes of every hour for advertisements. I gave up my TV when "advertisers were allowed 22 minutes of every hour to commercials.

You go online now and the advertising can almost go endlessly unless you either skip the ad or turn off the volume. I am NOT paying almost $15 a month for ad blockers THAT SOMETIMES WORK--not just work for a week. If anyone has a recommendation, would you please let me and everyone else on here know.

Thank you in advance of all the political ads that are about to arrive. Just remember that ANYTHING Joe Biden claims is a lie.

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I actually enjoy the ads and appreciate the fact that they subsidize programming. I used to spend hundreds of dollars per year on papers and magazines. Now I'm down to $5 a month for Don Surber. I occasionally watch Fox News but I don't pay for it. Both my daughters have added me to their accounts, one for YouTube TV and another for HBO. I switch it off whenever our current President or his minions come on.

I'm in a state of mourning because of the death of my second wife. My emotions are subdued. I'm grateful for every day and the loving support of my family and I appreciate you, my friends. God's grace comforts me.

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Why not popcorn AND toasted marshmallows?

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Don, I grew up outside NYC reading the likes of the Herald Tribune, Journal American, etc. Eventually the newspaper unions killed them all and the only broadsheet left was NYTimes. I didn’t like it, but it had the best international reporting available. I left NYC in the early 70s and continued to seek out the Sunday edition of the NYT until sometime during the Reagan admin when it became unreadably biased.

Your daily column is a breath of fresh air in a fetid moldering media swamp. Keep it up!

More popcorn please!

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Today's Poll: I've never really been clear on why Drudge flipped. I voted blackmail. Drudge spawned Andrew Breitbart and I think Greg Gutfield. I read Matt's site first thing everyday. He had millions of readers one of the largest (maybe the largest) news aggregates on the planet. Rush Limbaugh referenced him regularly. Then poof one day he became a lib. I figured they must of have found pictures of him having sex with animals. Maybe his family was threatened. I can't even remember now how long it's been since I've read it.

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

I have used Brave for a couple of years now. I also switched from Verizon to Patriot Mobile and started saving money two years ago. Memo to Verizon: I was with your company when it was GTE (remember them?). Never had a real complaint about your service, but why give money to companies that hate me?

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

My stint in the newspaper industry brings back many memories. My first capitalist venture was as 1 14yr old arriving at 4:30am under a theater marque to deliver the Detroit Free Press to me in excess of 100 subscribers. God forbid if I was late. Even at that hour I often was greeted by my customers with expectant arms. Unbeknownst to me then I was delivering papers to what Tom Brokaw later tagged as the greatest generation. Sunday papers and comics were killer. Even having front and saddle bags at times required me to make a return trip to under the marque to retrieve those left behind. Collecting money from my customers is another story. Fond memories of invites to have cookies, milk and tea sometimes. My older brother would stand near an open wood lit barrel hawking newspapers on Saturday night, where I had no idea other then I went with Dad somewhere to pick him up. Geees, what fond memories. Don't get me wrong though. The heavy snow or the pouring rain, reflecting now, was a hell of a time. Today, I go to the library and rip out the crossword sections of scrapped old papers, as you describe as comic book sized and worthy of a bird cage. I can afford thank God but its trash mostly. Thanks. What fond memories you've evoked. and again thanks for writing all the news that fit to print.

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I've wondered why one of the struggling mainstream news channels - especially CNN - didn't adjust its target market away from serving the crowded left wing view to go after the 50% + in the under-served conservative/independent sphere. Usually, marketers rush to profitable unserved markets and the markets without competition are especially juicy. Since Fox clearly abandoned center-right viewers in 2020, isn't it ripe for the picking?

This has been particularly vexing as the proof of government manipulation and blatant disinformation has been documented. After all, don't they have a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders to get them returns on their investments? Wouldn't one stand on the moral high ground to proclaim they were under duress, never wanted to lie, are so relieved to come clean and don the "I've sinned but been saved" mantel?

My conclusion is that it's not about market share and profit. They hate us. Truly hate us. They think our spirit can be crushed into oblivion if they ignore and program against us. They believe we won't have a source of information without them and will shrivel away (as does the RNC).

They discount the reach of competitors like Substack and Locals as well as streaming channels like Real America's Voice, RSBN, Epoch News and Daily Wire. They ignore Citizens Free Press and discount the impact of podcasts by Lou Dobbs, Don Bongino, Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson. They ignored Rumble until in-their-face metrics measured thousands more tuning into a Rumble event than watching MSNBC or Fox. Their response was to deploy the old sex abuse canard against Rumble's biggest draws - that should destroy their credibility with the hillbillies.

Losing one of their own like Twitter was a black swan they never could have imagined. That rebellion must be quelled. Go after all Musk's companies until he hires the correct political ideologues.

No, it's not about profit. It's not about having the best product. It's not about following in the journalistic footsteps of an Edward R Murrow, Cronkite or Huntley/Brinkley.

It's about pulverizing you and me. Crushing our spirit. Making us disappear. And they're all agreed on it. Corporate news execs, federal bureaucrats, our elected officials.

They never see the insurgency coming. Ma Bell never thought their landline business would diminish. The Post Office never thought they'd lose their monopoly on transmitting documents.

This is another battle in the never ending war of good vs evil.

Maybe we'll triumph. Maybe they'll blow us away with the dust.

Say a prayer for the good to triumph. Prayer is powerful. Prayer is our secret weapon.

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

NBC’s Today show opened today with the heroism of the Biden Administration action waiving 22 federal laws so that walls on the border can be built

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

The thing about “news” and this government’s effort to control it is that they don’t want there to be news, just the recitation of their daily bullet points.

For example, if you happen to watch TV “news” you’d be hard pressed to find anything reported on international affairs, and even if you did, it would be for about 2.5 seconds, and then on to the next bit of fluff that has zero mental nutritional value.

The end game here is to keep everyone as much in the dark as about as much as is possible.

The internet, for now, is the thorn in their flesh, as it enables the resourceful to find “uncontrolled” outlets of information the MSM don’t want you to know about.

But that is extremely vulnerable in our current dictatorial climate to being totally taken over by the powers that be. They just took over all the phones, TV’s and radios in the country yesterday, blocking access, momentarily for now, to that very internet.

The MSM is totally in the pocket of the government, and only remains on life support because of their interest in subsidizing it, to broadcast what they want, when they want and how they want it.

The end game is the takeover of the internet and the destruction of any news or information source outside of their purview. Total control. And it will be done in the name of National Security.

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

While I despise everything about our liberal friends and try to limit all purchases from these communists and pedophiles, it is possible something else may be at play: our economy is crashing worse than Pravda and the politburo report. Inflation may be in the hyperinflation stage. Costco goods are up a staggering 70% over 1 year ago. In my realm, healthcare supplies if you can get them are 50% higher. I went online to look to take my family on vacation to a resort near me: rooms up a staggering 3000% over a year ago.

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Don, thank you for your chapter and verse explanation of the media's downfall. The blood-sucking leeches are learning that what goes around, comes around. Do unto others, and before long they will do unto you. May the media rest in pieces.

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Don, that's not a pole, just a distinction w/o a difference. Your post/article/column/blog/op-ed was so good, it was posted on several sites, beside Instapundit. We in Suberville adore you. However, some on other sites took umbrage with one statement. 'A bipartisan majority decided enough was enough with McCarthy who had promised to allow congressmen to read an appropriations bill and wait 72 hours before holding a vote'. I assumed that it was just your subtle sarcasm. Others did not make that assumption, since not a single Dem voted for Kev.

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Just this week Piers Morgan did a lengthy interview with Jordan Peterson who spoke at length about misinformation and disinformation. Just who are those who claim there is such a thing...who makes them the arbiter? Very worthwhile discussion, available on youtube.

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Drudge got paid. Bigly. By democrats which is either confounding or ironic.

I stopped reading our Minneapolis Star & Sickle 20 years ago opting for other sources such as this where you actually learn things.

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Oct 5, 2023Liked by Don Surber

i loved reading the newspapers from childhood until November 1992 when i saw how badly the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News did in covering a story i had personal knowledge of. i kept reading newspapers with a jaundiced eye for just a few years after that.

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