Skip to comments.Early Freep alert: Moveon to take on Fox!
Posted on 06/30/2004 8:26:37 PM PDT by God luvs America
Please bump this to your lists and as we get closer to July 18 prepare some local action against Moveon.org. This e-mail was just forwarded to me...we can make a difference if we take action. Here is the e-mail on how Moveon will try and discredit Fox:
For years, Fox News has been distorting the facts, covering for President Bush, and bashing groups like MoveOn. Now Uncovered director Robert Greenwald -- working with a group of Fox-monitoring MoveOn members -- has put together a documentary film that exposes Fox for what it is: partisan spin, not news.
We're using this movie to launch an organizing campaign with Common Cause and other great groups to "out" Fox News -- making sure everyone in the country knows the network is stumping for the Republican agenda.
Be among the first to see this new movie, help others see it, and take on Fox by hosting an Outfoxed house party on Sunday evening, July 18th. Sign up at:
Fox News star Bill O'Reilly will stop at nothing in acting as a partisan flak for Bush. When the 9/11 Commission reported finding no evidence of a link between Iraq and al-Qaeda, O'Reilly lashed out at the nation's major newspapers for reporting it. In June alone, O'Reilly compared Bush critics Michael Moore and Al Franken to Nazi propagandists and journalist Bill Moyers to Mao Zedong.
Unfortunately, parroting the Republican Party message is common in Fox's regular news reporting as well. Outfoxed features interviews with seven ex-Fox News employees who describe how, every day, highly partisan talking points are drawn up to influence newscasts.
When Michael Moore was asked what surprised him most during the making of Fahrenheit 9/11, he described his discovery of archived news footage the networks had edited or not aired at all in order to protect President Bush's image. His comments highlight the media's recent failure to independently evaluate Bush's claims before the war -- and no network failed more completely than Fox.
In addition to Common Cause, our partners on this campaign include the Center for American Progress, Free Press, Media Matters for America, and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).
On Sunday, July 18th, we'll get together to see the compelling evidence of Fox's partisanship presented in the Outfoxed film. Then we'll all join an interactive coast-to-coast conference call with Al Franken and director Robert Greenwald, to plan out how we'll take on Fox and take back our media.
Can you host a party on Sunday evening, July 18th? Sign up now at:
Inviting friends, family, and co-workers who have concerns about the media is a great way to get them involved. As a host, you have the option of just inviting people you know, or allowing MoveOn and Common Cause members in your area to join you. We'll provide you with a simple step-by-step guide to putting on a house party. We'll also ask some others to bring snacks and drinks, and to stay late to help clean up.
After you sign up to host a house party, you can get a DVD or VHS copy of Outfoxed for a $10 contribution.
Together, we will make a tremendous difference in this campaign.
Thank you, for all you do.
Sincerely, --Wes Boyd and Noah T. Winer MoveOn.org June 30th, 2004
P.S. You can see a teaser for Outfoxed in QuickTime format at: http://clips.outfoxed.org/OutFoxedTeaserMed.mov
PS: Take my word for it, if we take action they'll never see it coming: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1162691/posts
Please save and consider action on the 18th!
Forward it to O'Reilly and Hume.
LOL What a bunch of crap!! These guys are too funny to even combat on this issue.
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LOL....Noah's name is WINER?????? ......HOW Funny.....This is such a lame excuse for attention for Greenwald and Franken......love to see the CFR take on this.
Within three minutes they'll all be dozing off.
I got give props to Fox news if I know Bill he probably want invitate head of MOVE.org
That going be lineup
FoxNews is really bugging the heck out of them.
Next, they will go after .... ABC? CBS? NBC? CNN? MSNBC? PBS? NPR? or TV Land because it has The Munsters and Herman who greatly resembles Jacquestrap Kerry.
How foolish they are. Fox News is a business, and businesses need customers. Were FoxNews to be replaced with, say, Air America News, they'd be bankrupt within a couple of weeks with angry creditors knocking at their doors and owners bailing out left and right. No one wants to hear the pessimism and gloom and hatred which the ideologues harbor against those things which the vast majority of normal people care deeply about.
I guess his word isn't worth much.
This is a flat out LIE! Some 9/11 staffers put out a finding that the NY Times and others ran with. Upon their publishing the "findings" of no Saddam/Al-Qaeda link actual 9/11 commission members got on TV as fast as they could to say that the staff findings were WRONG and that they commission did in fact find links between the two.
When is MoveOn going to do an expose on CNN purposefully LYING about Saddam, reporting Saddam's hand delivered by henchmen talking points, and purposefully IGNORING and not reporting on attrocities that CNN had intimate knowledge of for the sole purpose of maintaining a CNN Baghdad bureau?
I don't think that movie will be made any time soon.
While those numbers are beyond impressive, what makes them more so is the vastly smaller number of homes Fox is available in compared to CNN.
Don't worry, Fox News Channel will out them before they can do their dirty work!
Can we say BIG FAT LAW SUIT???????
And .. it might explain the poll numbers ..??
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