Skip to comments.Two Weeks After March 17, C-SPAN Asks Gathering of Eagles: "Any upcoming pro-troop events?"
Posted on 04/01/2007 4:49:18 PM PDT by kristinn
C-SPAN sent me an e-mail last night asking, "Are there plans for any upcoming pro-troop events?"
After I finished laughing, I replied that the Gathering of Eagles are working on a rally with Rolling Thunder on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, but that we are not ready to make a formal announcement. (We still aren't, FYI.)
This morning, C-SPAN called me and asked me if I knew of any support the troops rallies happening soon anywhere in the country.
I told them about the Vietnam veterans reunion in Florida at the end of April. They said they were looking for something sooner. After we hung up I remembered a pro-troops rally on April 10 in Jefferson City, Missouri, being held by the Missouri state government Veterans Committee and e-mailed the info to C-SPAN.
In all my years of dealing with C-SPAN, they have never come to me and asked if we have anything going on that they could cover. It looks like all the phone calls to C-SPAN by Freepers and Eagles criticizing their decision to not cover the Gathering of Eagles got their attention.
The ANSWER rally that C-SPAN chose to cover live that day was such a dud that C-SPAN only replayed it once: at five in the morning.
C-SPAN and the rest of the mainstream media gave the tens of thousands of Eagles who came to D.C. that day an object lesson in media bias. It's nice that C-SPAN came calling, but it's too late to repair the damage done to their credibility.
You have freepmail.
I've seen one of them and need to get back to you on it. Sorry for the delay.
LOL! I can't wait to hear!
Now you have freepmail too.
I am among the no metal hanger devotees. I may have to re-think that after seeing this face! LOL
Of course, there is your "support the troops at Walter Reed / anti Code Pink weekly vigil" - - but I don't think that C-Span is interested in true dedication to our servicemen.
Not contraversial enough?
(excuse me whilst I spew for typing that.)
I did tell them about that. They have covered street corner demonsrations before, but it's been a while.
Congratulations on prodding C-SPAN! Thank you and congratulations to all you freepers who called, wrote, emailed CSPAN about not covering GOE! When is the Ft. Benning event usually scheduled? (The one that Eve Tidwell has that HUGE flag made by the children?) Think that might qualify for CSPAN?
Looks like C-spam put their money on the wrong horse. Actually on the wrong end of a horse which is what the answer group is. And maybe they are tired of covering yesterday's news.
Thanks for staying in there, kristinn. This is great news for the Gathering of Eagles--they made quite an impression. And this is only the beginning...
Even though I called them early, right after hearing that they would not be covering the GoE, it was obvious that the receptionist had either been receiving lots of complaint calls already, or else she herself was puzzled at why they weren't covering it.
I wish I could make it to Rolling Thunder, but if I'm lucky, my brother will be back from Iraq that weekend and we have our own small (family) rally planned! :-)
My wife and I put our bodies and feet into March 17, and now our money will also go where our mouth is. Thanks again for keeping up with the GOE website as well. It is still a great place to stay up on current events.
Sounds like some of the media is waking up.
I'm leaning toward the belief that C-SPAN and all of the other MSM hadn't a clue as to how many supported the troops. Maybe, now that they realize how many do and how many are veterans, they think this is bigger news that the commies carrying communists signs and flags at the anti-war protests.
Or maybe the MSM is starting to get scared cause people are starting to find out who ANSWER really is.
It surely has a lot to do with the hard work of FReepers in getting the real conservative news out.
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