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Talk Radio Heads to Baghdad - OPERATION TRUTH TOUR
Move America Forward ^ | 06/30/2005 | Melanie Morgan & Howard Kaloogian

Posted on 06/30/2005 9:20:35 PM PDT by Impeach98

We’re Heading to Iraq

Move America Forward & Talk Radio Hosts
to Broadcast "THE TRUTH" From Iraq

... ...
MAF Co-Chair Melanie Morgan, MAF Co-Chair Howard Kaloogian, MAF Board Member Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.) Buzz Paterson

(SACRAMENTO) – The men and women of the U.S. military serving in Iraq are going to have their voices heard – direct and unfiltered – thanks to the “Voices of Solders” Truth Tour being organized by Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org) in conjunction with the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

“Move America Forward’s charter is to support our troops,” Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson (Ret.) and host of The Buzz Cut of the RighTalk Radio Network said. “It’s time our guys had their say, and we’re going over to Iraq to give our troops a chance to tell the world about all the hard work their doing, and the successes they’re having.”

The tour begins at CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Florida, where Move America Forward will host a “Thank You BBQ” for the men and women stationed at CENTCOM headquarters, to thank these honorable individuals for their heroic service to our nation.

From there CENTCOM will lead the Move America Forward/talk radio host delegation to Kuwait and then on to Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq (near the Baghdad airport).

Participants will sleep in army tents at Camp Victory. They have been instructed to bring their own sleeping bags or obtain a general issue sleeping bag at the base.

“This isn’t a vacation to a tourist trap – this is the real deal. We’re going straight to the war zone in Iraq where our men and women of the Armed Forces are fighting for the cause of freedom each day, and we’re going to hand them the microphone and let them tell the American people what’s really happening,” said Melanie Morgan, Co-Chair of Move America Forward.

Morgan is co-host of the red-hot “Lee Rodgers & Melanie Morgan” show on KSFO 560 AM in San Francisco. It is one of the most popular local radio programs in the nation.

“Our troops risk their lives every day so that we may enjoy liberty and peace. Yet, it seems that it makes a better news story to report only on the difficulties and challenges our troops face. It’s time we provide an outlet for our brave troops to tell us about some of their accomplishments and the good news coming out of their valiant efforts in Iraq,” said Howard Kaloogian, Move America Forward’s other Co-Chair.

Kaloogian served from 1994-2000 as a Republican state legislator (R-CA).

“I’ve been in touch with the men and women serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. They are universally proud of their service and committed to the fight against terrorism in Iraq & Afghanistan because they know it is better to fight the terrorists on their shores, rather than here in America,” Kaloogian said.

Also traveling with the talk show hosts to Tampa will be family members of the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks including Debra Burlingame (the sister of Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame III, the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon); and Marc Flagg (whose parents were killed aboard American Airlines Flight 77).

“The heroic men and women of our Armed Forces are risking their lives so that America will never have to again face an attack like that of September 11th. The family members who lost loved ones on that fateful day are coming with us to personally thank the troops who are keeping our nation safe,” Morgan said.

In addition to live shows broadcast by the radio talk show hosts in attendance, we will also be providing special reports and segments to Sean Hannity’s nationally syndicated show, Dennis Prager’s nationally syndicated show and many others.

A partial listing of the hosts currently confirmed to travel to Iraq include: Melanie Morgan (KSFO 560 AM - San Francisco, CA); Michael Graham (WMAL 630 AM – Washington, D.C.); Mark Williams (KFBK 1530 AM – Sacramento, CA); Martha Zoller (WDUN 550 AM – Atlanta/Gaineville, GA); Lt. Col (Ret.) Buzz Patterson (National – RighTalk Radio Network); Brad Maaske (providing live reports to the Ray Appleton Show on KMJ 580 AM – Fresno, CA).

Move America Forward will be hosting audio clips of the dispatches from the radio talk show hosts participating in the “Voices of Soldiers” Truth Tour program at the website – www.MoveAmericaForward.org

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; howardkaloogian; iraq; iraqi; iraqifreedom; marthazoller; melaniemorgan; moveamericaforward; newmedia; operationtruth; raqifreedom; rightalk; talkradio; troops

1 posted on 06/30/2005 9:20:37 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98
The direct link to their press release is here:

http://www.moveamericaforward.org/index.php/MAF/FullNewsItem/talk_radio_maf_head_to_baghdad/

2 posted on 06/30/2005 9:26:53 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004
And here's the link to the MAF page on the "Voice of Soldiers" Truth Tour:

http://www.moveamericaforward.org/index.php/MAF/CurrentProject/the_truth_tour_live_from_baghdad/

3 posted on 06/30/2005 9:28:53 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98
Iraq needs "Ali Limbali" to enlighten them as the Professor of the Limbali Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies :-)O
4 posted on 06/30/2005 9:31:56 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: Impeach98

What time will they be airing their shows?


5 posted on 06/30/2005 9:32:57 PM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: MJY1288

This can move beyond CONSERVATIVE talk radio... I think the Air America hosts should go report live from the heart of the insurgency and see how much the Islamofacists appreciate their liberal sensitivities while they behead them.


6 posted on 06/30/2005 9:36:42 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Andy from Beaverton

We'll be posting the schedules of the live broadcasts and also when the call-ins to other shows (like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingram, John Batchelor, etc...) will take place!


7 posted on 06/30/2005 9:37:25 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98
Melanie----YOU GO GIRL!

With you in spirit!

Waiting for every report with Lee & Brian.

8 posted on 06/30/2005 9:40:41 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: Impeach98

Melanie Morgan is HOT!


9 posted on 06/30/2005 9:41:06 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: budman_2001

I've emailed Melanie the link to this thread, so I'm sure she'll appreciate your words :)


10 posted on 06/30/2005 9:45:01 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: REDWOOD99

YES SHE IS!!!


11 posted on 06/30/2005 9:45:11 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: MJY1288

First thing I thought of when I read the title :)


12 posted on 06/30/2005 9:53:26 PM PDT by Bouchart ("I was saying boo-urns.....")
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To: REDWOOD99

13 posted on 06/30/2005 9:54:14 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: Impeach98

What makes her hot is that she is one of us!

Maybe someone in the mainline media would look hot if they ever stood up for our troops and took pro-American positions.


14 posted on 06/30/2005 9:55:56 PM PDT by RWGuy
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To: Impeach98
LOL, They can call it "Air Jihad"

I'm sure their ethnicity will not be a problem for the Jihadists, at least not 'til they place orange jumpsuits on them and cut their heads off :-)

15 posted on 06/30/2005 9:56:22 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: budman_2001

What? None with her trademark stilletos and fishnet stockings?


16 posted on 06/30/2005 9:56:43 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: REDWOOD99
You ought to see her with a 12-gauge cradled in her elbow. Couldn't find that one---one of my faves!

Remember that one Mel? :-))))

17 posted on 06/30/2005 10:00:43 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: MJY1288
LOL, They can call it "Air Jihad"


18 posted on 06/30/2005 10:05:40 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98

It might be a good idea to request a prominent link at the top of the News/Activism page called 'Talk Radio in Bagdad' or something like that so related articles can be found right away.


19 posted on 06/30/2005 10:09:29 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: REDWOOD99
"What? None with her trademark stilletos and fishnet stockings?"

She's gonna kill me for posting this one but... since you asked nicely...


20 posted on 06/30/2005 10:10:56 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98
Looks like an impressive line-up.

Where's Michael Medved?

21 posted on 06/30/2005 10:17:47 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: Born Conservative; ConservativeMan55

ping


22 posted on 06/30/2005 10:19:53 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: logician2u
Looks like an impressive line-up. Where's Michael Medved?

Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt???

Kudos to all these great talk show hosts. When will we sleep during their ten days in Bagdad. ???

23 posted on 06/30/2005 10:21:36 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: MJY1288

Ditto that!


24 posted on 06/30/2005 10:21:44 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Rather than give up their nihilism many of the stupid intelligent embrace incoherency.)
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To: logician2u

I got an email from the trip coordinator, Siobhan, who said Medved's people had not yet confirmed one way or the other but the invitation had been made and was being followed up on.


25 posted on 06/30/2005 10:28:34 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: ajolympian2004

Sean Hannity almost came on the trip - and in fact if all goes according to plan Melanie will be calling into the radio show. Not sure what the deal with the TV show is... Melanie's working on this angle. I have no info on Hugh Hewitt.


26 posted on 06/30/2005 10:30:59 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98
Sean Hannity almost came on the trip - and in fact if all goes according to plan Melanie will be calling into the radio show. Not sure what the deal with the TV show is... Melanie's working on this angle. I have no info on Hugh Hewitt.

You sound like you have some connections. Please mention the idea of inviting Gunny Bob Newman from 850am KOA here in Denver. He's a 20 year Marine Corp. vet and destined to become a nationally syndicated talk show host. His email is bobnewman@clearchannel.com and the KOA main phone number is (303) 713-8000. Gunny Bob is also a Fox News contributor and writes a weekly column on mensnewsdaily.com.

27 posted on 06/30/2005 10:37:13 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: ajolympian2004; Impeach98
And Gunny Bob's webpage is:

http://www.850koa.com/shows/newman.html

28 posted on 06/30/2005 10:39:06 PM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: calaf

And how do you know they won't? I know Lt. Col. Patterson was working with CENTCOM to try and do this very thing. Whether it happens or not at this point I can't tell you - the problem is that they want to make sure there is good PR for the troops and the mission. Having dead talk radio hosts who went over to put microphones in front of the guys & girls of the Armed Forces.


30 posted on 06/30/2005 10:53:42 PM PDT by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98

It's about time!!!

I'm tired of hearing the negative stories even from FoxNews! All I see is the bombings and the killing. I think this WOT is going to be a war of words. We are fighting for our civilization. The barbarians are at the gate.

Here's a sight that you might like. Ignore what's on the left side of the page. I don't know why they are there. It's been awhile seeing pictures from the front and it's morale boosting for me. I really enjoy reading about average GI's everyday lives from their perspective. I feel very proud.

http://www.strategypage.com/messageboards/board410.asp

Check out FAQ about Gitmo. It's funny.


31 posted on 07/01/2005 5:35:28 AM PDT by Milligan
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To: MJY1288

"Iraq needs "Ali Limbali" to enlighten them as the Professor of the Limbali Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies :-)O"

I thought that was the Maha Rushdie


32 posted on 07/01/2005 5:51:42 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Rush did a spoof on himself when he came back from Afghanistan, it's on his "Parody" page ..... "Ali Limbali"


33 posted on 07/01/2005 6:03:19 AM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: Impeach98

July Forth Bump!


34 posted on 07/04/2005 7:05:21 PM PDT by Syncro (Recant, rescind, retract and repudiate....Got Truth?)
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To: Syncro

LOL that slipped by me! Very apt...


35 posted on 07/04/2005 7:06:42 PM PDT by Syncro (Recant, rescind, retract and repudiate....Got Truth?)
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To: Impeach98

Whoa! Very pretty! The car's nice, too.


36 posted on 07/06/2005 4:52:46 AM PDT by Marauder (From my cold, dead hands ...)
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