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
Email: http://benniethompson.house.gov/HoR/MS02 /Contact+Bennie/
Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick
Chair, Congressional Black Caucus
Rep. Mel Watt
Influential member, Congressional Black Caucus
If you email them, please give them a link to the above video.