Sunday, September 30, 2007
Jericho Fans: Sheep Or Wolf ?
"According to the fable, a hungry wolf came upon a sheep's fleece lying on the ground in a field. The wolf realized that if it wore the fleece, it would look like a sheep from a distance. That would enable the wolf to sneak up on a flock of sheep and steal a lamb for its supper, before the shepherd noticed his presence.
The wolf put on the fleece, and went off in search of a flock of sheep. It spied a flock of sheep just as the sun was setting, and approached the flock. Just as it was about to pounce on a lamb, a shepherd came by, looking for a sheep to slaughter for supper. Thinking the disguised wolf was a sheep, the shepherd quickly grabbed and killed the wolf."
Those of you who know me through my love of Jericho know that I will do whatever it takes to promote this show. You also know that I have never asked you to take sides against anyone. I try to avoid anything that doesn't promote Jericho. Today is no exception. Jericho comes first with me. For others, their pettiness and jealousy, and manipulation of others comes first.
Today I wish to address this post to several people who know who they are. Many of you know them too. They are wolves dressed in sheep's clothes. They try to convince you that they only want to promote Jericho while they are, not so secretly, promoting their own underhanded agenda.
There was a time when we all worked together to save Jericho and we did. Some people were hurt when their ideas weren't used but the pace of the Nuts campaign was not conducive to everyone receiving kudos for their ideas or their work.
Over time fans branched out from CBS and made blogs, websites, and other message boards. Our goal was to do as Nina Tassler asked and spread the word about Jericho to garner new viewers. This is called viral marketing and it works.
There are those who seem to think we should only post at CBS. That's fine. We should use that as our main board. BUT, who uses the CBS board? Fans of the show. A few new viewers drift in here and there but they're fans before they visit. Where do we find new viewers? Everywhere. Some of these same people want to dictate to you which message board you should be a part of and which ones you should avoid.
Would you limit your promotion efforts to one store or one person? What good would that do? We must be tireless in our efforts to find new viewers everywhere.
Alas, ugly jealousy and plain hate come along. There are Jericho fans who do not deserve to be called Rangers. They don't want to spread the Jericho message; they want to spread gossip and lies and bring shame to the cast, crew, and fans of Jericho.
I have been on the CBS board since before Jericho was cancelled. I am passionate about this show. Many of you are the same way. Don't let anybody cool your passion. Don't fall for what looks a Ranger pretending to want only more episodes. And, don't be fooled by people you would least expect to be involved in this underhanded scheme.
No, I'm not talking conspiracy. I'm talking about people who have grudges and personal vendettas against others and want you to side with them. Be very careful what you believe and who you believe in. Promote the way you want to and know that I am very proud to be associated with such a fine group. Well, except the wolves. Never turn your back on a wolf.
So, what do you think? Know any wolves?
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P.S. Wolves, your fake personas don't fool me.