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My Thoughts On The New “Right Network”

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An entire channel dedicated to pushing Republican talking points? Don’t we already have that?

Still, I’m willing to give Right Network a chance if they provide some genuine debate about the issues. But their mission statement doesn’t give me much hope…

RIGHTNETWORK, an independently-owned media company, launches on television, web and mobile in 2010. Our mission is clear: to entertain, engage, and enlighten Americans who are looking for content that reflects and reinforces their perspective and worldview. RIGHTNETWORK will consistently impact the political and cultural discussions of Americans.

Also, this promo makes me cringe…



Things that aren’t right about this Right Network’s promo:

  • Hyperbole
  • Purposeful grouping of seemingly “gay” things with liberal things. (Grape Vodka? Male tickle fights? Group hugs? Come on Kelsey…)
  • Attacking penguins. They can’t help that they can’t fly!!!
  • Suggesting that trillion dollar deficits weren’t ushered in by the 20 years of Republican rule when Reagan, Bush and Bush again exploded the deficits.
  • Claiming your network isn’t about partisan politics…when it’s called the Right Network.

However, I did like the pot shot at both Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh. Well done. (golf clap)

Still, I’m happy to be proven wrong by the Right Network, but, again, this promo doesn’t give me much hope.

But here are some others, just so you don’t think I’m cherry picking and giving them the short shrift…

Another network promo that feels centrist…


Tea Party Rap Video, with a cameo by birther Victoria Jackson…


Running, a series about Repubs running for Congress…


Politics & Poker, which makes many cracks about liberals…


Please share your thoughts…

PS – I shared this post on the Right Network’s Facebook Page with this question, ” I’d like to know if your network is dedicated to finding the best answers to the questions of our times or is it interested in mostly reinforcing preconceived perceptions.” We’ll see what they have to say.