After growing frustrated with the content of ABC News’ coverage, Kyle Courtney decided to take action. Instead of writing an email to his local affiliate or reaching out on social media, Courtney thought that something bigger was necessary. He rented out space on a billboard, ensuring his simple message was noticed.
Courtney, a business man, had the billboard put up in mid-2017 and, according to a report by Rare, the space was rented for at least two months. The Boerne, Texas resident shared a simple message that was addressed to “ABC News.”
“I grew up with you,” the message said. “We are through.”
“The Russians didn’t elect Donald Trump. I did,” he added.
Courtney even printed his name on the billboard – which was posted along I-10 in Boerne – ensuring everyone would know who purchased it.
When word of the billboard got out, Courtney issued a statement.
“ABC News was the only channel I watched as a child growing up in Texas but I think they have lost touch with America and forgotten the working man,” he said. “They don’t represent our voice anymore.”
“Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was funded by the Clinton Foundation in close coordination with the media, and now we’re seeing them try to fix what they couldn’t fix during the election,” Courtney continued. “They are doing everything they can, night after night, to create narratives and sway people’s direction to impeach Donald Trump.”
“Our democracy is at stake when a major political party and the media are in bed together,” he added. “I’m not asking anyone to boycott the Democratic party. I’m not in the brainwashing business, but the liberal media is.”
Courtney has also put up other billboard messages over the years, including one in mid-2018 that targeted Robert Mueller. It read: “Robert Mueller, Have you thought this through? #thanksliberalmedia”
One of his other messages said, “Do you think premeditated acts of subversion against the United States of America are protected by the First Amendment?”