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Two Weeks After March 17, C-SPAN Asks Gathering of Eagles: "Any upcoming pro-troop events?"
Sunday, April 1, 2007 | Kristinn

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.


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EAGLES UP !!!
1 posted on 04/01/2007 4:49:22 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

bttt


2 posted on 04/01/2007 4:52:04 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

D.C. Chapter mega ping. Good freeping!


3 posted on 04/01/2007 4:53:22 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: 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.

Translation: CSPAN is still feeling the pain of their decision to completely ignore and totally blow off a huge rally that showed support for our troops and our country.

Good. I hope they are still getting phone calls and emails from PO'd Eagles who were there (or who wished they could have been there) on March 17th .

Now, my answer to the CSPAN phone call would have been this:

"A support the troops rally? Well, there is the one on March 17th... Oh, wait! You knew about that one weeks in advance and you chose to ignore it. Why are you calling me now, when you wouldn't even give us the time of day a month ago?"

And then I would remind them that Rolling Thunder and the GOE are having a rally on the Saturday of Rolling Thunder weekend, in May, and I'd ask them if we can expect to see them there covering it.

That's why I'd never make a good politician, I suppose. I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

4 posted on 04/01/2007 5:09:59 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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DC Chapter ping!


5 posted on 04/01/2007 5:10:12 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: kristinn
Looks like "we" have arrived--LOL!

Actually, this is good news, Kristinn--it says that it took GOE to turn the tide--but it sure looks like turn it they did.

6 posted on 04/01/2007 5:11:19 PM PDT by basil
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To: kristinn

Wow!! This is good news. Maybe they are realizing that to support the troops is a GOOD thing afterall!!!
Thanks GOE!! It's because of all of you!!!


7 posted on 04/01/2007 5:11:20 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: Everybody

My apologies for the duplicate DC Chapter ping.


8 posted on 04/01/2007 5:11:35 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: kristinn
Excellent!!!
9 posted on 04/01/2007 5:15:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"--President Ronald Reagan)
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To: kristinn; mcmuffin; MinuteGal; oldglory; gonzo

10 posted on 04/01/2007 5:19:10 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (To have no voice in the Party that always sides with America's enemies is a badge of honor.)
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To: kristinn

You are right, but it is a needed tool that we can use to show the left that THERE ARE people out here that don't agree with them!! That we are tired of the left being the only thing seen on TV. The Nation as a whole needs to see that there is actually another side....so use c-span or any other media outlet as a tool.


11 posted on 04/01/2007 5:19:54 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: kristinn
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12 posted on 04/01/2007 5:30:40 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: kristinn
CPSAN: Your ALL ANSWER, ALL THE TIME network.
13 posted on 04/01/2007 5:31:58 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: kristinn
CSPAN: Your ALL ANSWER, ALL THE TIME network.
14 posted on 04/01/2007 5:34:14 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: kristinn

There is an event in Plymouth Mass, but not large enough for CSPAN to cover as anything more than a news bite.

On Memorial Day, we are going to have a 24 hour fundraiser for the Troops, where Veterans and Reservists stand 1 hour watches for 24 hours at attention, to draw people to make donations of money and goods.

Last year, they raised $20,000 in one day.


15 posted on 04/01/2007 5:38:55 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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There is an event in Plymouth Mass, but not large enough for CSPAN to cover as anything more than a news bite.

On Memorial Day, we are going to have a 24 hour fundraiser for the Troops, where Veterans and Reservists stand 1 hour watches for 24 hours at attention, to draw people to make donations of money and goods.

Last year, they raised $20,000 in one day.


16 posted on 04/01/2007 5:40:10 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: bmwcyle

I see your btt and raise you a BUMP!!!!


17 posted on 04/01/2007 5:41:57 PM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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To: kristinn

Poetic justice at it's best.


18 posted on 04/01/2007 5:42:35 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Back to the top!


19 posted on 04/01/2007 5:43:32 PM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Doctor Raoul
Now they want to cover something, to cover their sorry biased behinds - and to get the PO'd patriotic Americans off their backs.

And then when the next ANSWER/UFPJ/WWP/ISO/RCP/etc. rally gets covered nonstop by CSPAN, they can say they gave fair coverage to our side on (fill-in-the-date).

20 posted on 04/01/2007 5:47:52 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: Jewels1091

'...The Nation...needs to see that there is ..another side..'

But, the sad part is, CSpan didn't show the rally with 20,000 + people who support our troops, our country and our President and now they'll show a more local rally with maybe 200 or 500 or 1000 people. WE KNOW there are millions of Americans who love our country and support our troops but, the leftist media has me so cynical....can't help wonder if C-Span's objective is to show 'small' turnout. Sorry for negativity...I just don't trust the lib media.


21 posted on 04/01/2007 5:53:16 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: tgslTakoma
if I knew of any support the troops rallies happening soon

Perhaps I should be more trusting of our dear friends in the media, but there is no way we would get another response like the GOE this early.

Having ignored the GOE, I wonder it the intent is to showcase a small rally as an example of how we don't really support the troops.

22 posted on 04/01/2007 5:53:33 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: RaceBannon

20K is not peanuts. Hopefully this year will yield similiar results.


23 posted on 04/01/2007 5:58:26 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: Marine_Uncle
Did you say $20,000?


24 posted on 04/01/2007 6:17:57 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: dinasour
Understand the distrust. I was thinking the same thing.

BTW, you didn't happen to take the "Club Gitmo" MOAB with you when you left the parade route, did you? It was in one of those chair bags you guys carried down to the Lincoln Memorial.

It's MIA.

25 posted on 04/01/2007 6:20:52 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: basil; jackv

We certainly got their attention. There's been a lot of interest in keeping the Eagles going. We're working the kinks out and figuring out how to move forward without messing a good thing up.


26 posted on 04/01/2007 6:21:30 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: dinasour

We will get a greater response, actually.

This is Rolling Thunder, not Free Republic.

One issue that has come up, is that many people only want to associate with groups that represent them more, that they have more ties to.

Freerepublic may be great for us, but most lurkers dont want to join in with us, even though they come here every day and even are registered members with occasional donations.

What the GOE seems to be able to provide, is a central clearning house of all groups under a neutral umbrella, where a disorganized group can meet with organized groups such as Rolling Thunder, Freerepublic, etc.

Rolling Thunder almost brings in 100,000 Bikes each year, so, there is no way the next one wont be bigger! :)

Ever see a Freep with 100,000 in attendance? Especially lately?


27 posted on 04/01/2007 6:22:46 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: kristinn
I understand that the May 26th event is still in the planning stages and I hope that FR joins in on this effort.


28 posted on 04/01/2007 6:24:41 PM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE CONTINUE ON TO VICTORY!)
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To: kristinn

I used to enjoy and admire C-SPAN greatly. I hope they are trying to right their wrongs, but I fear that this may be just a try to get a small rally covered. But I'll try to look on the bright side and hope that my letter was one among many that woke them up a bit.

Thanks for keeping up the good work, Kristinn.


29 posted on 04/01/2007 6:24:42 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Jewels1091

What helped make this so special was that it was done with very little coverage from the media. This was a true from-the-heart grassroots effort.


30 posted on 04/01/2007 6:24:51 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: tgslTakoma

> BTW, you didn't happen to take the "Club Gitmo"

No. I am quite sure that I did not have that flag.


31 posted on 04/01/2007 6:26:14 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: RaceBannon

> Ever see a Freep with 100,000 in attendance?

I was still really impressed with what we did have at GOE.

I never expected that.


32 posted on 04/01/2007 6:29:10 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: dinasour

Oh well... I hope somebody on our side got it, and if it doesn't find its way back to me, that it's put to good use wherever it went.


33 posted on 04/01/2007 6:44:29 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (Anti-war, Hate-America Peaceniks - Freedom's Parasites!)
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To: RaceBannon

That's the kind of local support that happens all over the country that never seems to make the national media. Thank you for continuing to serve our country.


34 posted on 04/01/2007 6:45:32 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: concretebob

BTTT and I raise you another bump too!


35 posted on 04/01/2007 6:45:52 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: W04Man

I'm sure we will.


36 posted on 04/01/2007 6:48:05 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: Gondring
C-SPAN has covered several of our rallies over the years. The last one they covered was in September 2005. They took a pass on the one we did a year later, as did just about everyone else.

They could have taped the Gathering of Eagles and broadcast it later that day. I lost a lot of respect for C-SPAN that weekend.

37 posted on 04/01/2007 6:53:28 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: RaceBannon; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ..

PING


38 posted on 04/01/2007 7:01:19 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: kristinn; tgslTakoma; All

GOE II has recently been announced...with permission?

The April event in Melbourne Florida is to salute all Veterans and is a weekend event at Wickham Park.

Not what C-SPAN wants? Not official?

Any Freepers coming down for this event? I have some room for Freepers.


39 posted on 04/01/2007 7:03:08 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: freema

Hi Ma,

I have several Ideas floating around for what the GOE should do next. Some really good ones even.


40 posted on 04/01/2007 7:05:43 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: 3D-JOY

You have freepmail.


41 posted on 04/01/2007 7:05:48 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: usmcobra

I've seen one of them and need to get back to you on it. Sorry for the delay.


42 posted on 04/01/2007 7:06:52 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: RaceBannon
Pardon.....but, I seem to remember a film with a lunatic who had the same look in it's eyes which uttered-----

"NO......WIRE......HANGERSssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!"


43 posted on 04/01/2007 7:32:04 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: usmcobra

LOL! I can't wait to hear!


44 posted on 04/01/2007 7:35:57 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: Thumper1960

LOL!!


45 posted on 04/01/2007 7:41:05 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8...down to 3..GWB, we hardly knew ye...)
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To: kristinn

Now you have freepmail too.


46 posted on 04/01/2007 7:41:32 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Thumper1960

I am among the no metal hanger devotees. I may have to re-think that after seeing this face! LOL


47 posted on 04/01/2007 7:43:57 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: kristinn

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?


48 posted on 04/01/2007 7:43:59 PM PDT by Exit148 (Founder of the Loose Change Club. Every nickle and dime counts!!)
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To: RaceBannon
"Hillary Dearest"????????

(excuse me whilst I spew for typing that.)

49 posted on 04/01/2007 7:45:35 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: Exit148

I did tell them about that. They have covered street corner demonsrations before, but it's been a while.


50 posted on 04/01/2007 7:52:09 PM PDT by kristinn
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