Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Guess what? This post is from 3/14/07. The CBC is thinking about doing this still, so If you have a moment, give them a buzz.

How does Robert Greenwald do it? Between The Real McCain, Brave New Films and all his other projects, he's also doing this.

The video above is part of a campaign that Color of Change, an African-American online activist group modeled on MoveOn.org, is launching today to persuade the Congressional Black Caucus Institute not to make Fox it's partner for a debate, something the CBC is considering.

The group's founder, James Rucker, said he'll be sending out an email to about 70,000 people this morning, making the case that, according to a draft, "Fox's record is horrible. Their on-air personalities and regular guests consistently marginalize Black politicians, culture, and institutions." The central point echoes last week's MoveOn campaign: "Validating Fox News as legitimate hurts Black America, and undermines the CBC's credibility."


As of 3/21/07 It's back on.
Take a minute and drop these people a line.

Rep. Bennie Thompson
Chair, Congressional Black Caucus Institute
(202) 225-5876
Email: http://benniethompson.house.gov/HoR/MS02 /Contact+Bennie/

Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick
Chair, Congressional Black Caucus
(202) 225-2261
Email: http://www.house.gov/writerep/

Rep. Mel Watt
Influential member, Congressional Black Caucus
(202) 225-1510
Email: http://www.house.gov/writerep/

If you email them, please give them a link to the above video.


At 4:15 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Doesn't take but a minute to pop off an email. I just sent 3!!

At 7:51 PM, Blogger ohdave said...

Listen to WLW out of Cincinnati for a while. They're just as bad.

WLW is hideous; they are the Fox News of Ohio and Kentucky. They use some of the exact same techniques as those described in the video; in fact they invented those techniques.


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