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
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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.
Ask them to cover a Walter Reed rally some Friday evening.
The longer it takes before we do something, ANYTHING, the more it is going to look like The Gathering of Eagles was a one shot deal.
Anything is always better then nothing and my plan is better than the nothing we are doing right now.
I forget if it is MRC or some other outfit that does it's top 10 under reported stories of the year. This year #1 ought to be the ridiculously slanted reporting over the Marc 17 event, and how pro America supporters by some accounts actually outnumbered the America haters. How CSPAN and the others could have ignored that is beyond me.
I only wish GWB had mentioned this in his message marking the 4th anniv. of the Iraq invasion. Then maybe more in the media would have taken notice.
What needs to be done next would require a nation wide effort that will get our message out, the first step is of course decide on the message and the means by which it will be delivered to the media, that requires organization. I have already proposed a message and the means, and I'm patiently waiting for a decision to be made.
It's nice that C-SPAN came calling, but it's too late to repair the damage done to their credibility.
Exactly. But, at least, you know that they know we're on to them. So, there could be some progress here.
Great work, as always, FRiend.
Great video, USMCobra!
Sure don't look like she wants to stay at home and bake brownies.
Great post Kristinn.
Thanks for the ping.
that's nothing to apologize for - they done good and it can't hurt to repeat it.
Matt Maupin Scholarship Run - April 14, 2007
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Saturday, April 14, 2007 Glen Este High School Parking Lot 4342 Glen Este-Withamsville Road -Cincinnati 45245
COST $15.00 Single $20.00 Double Includes Gold Star Chili at conclusion of ride
Sign up starts at 10:00 AM: Ride Leaves at 12:00 PM
Ends at American Legion Post 72 497 Batavia Pike (Old 74) 45244
Free Music Raffle Items 50/50
Non-riders are encouraged to join us for a party and Gold Star Chili at the end of the ride for a $5 donation
ALL FUNDS RAISED ARE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
I think you are in there a couple of times.
I agree with you. I would not tell them anything until the next major rally.
When I grow up I want to be a reporter. NOT.
They’ve obviously never heard of Google. They have to call you for the info and can’t find it themselves?
‘...my brother will be back from Iraq.......’
Please let your brother know how much he (and his family) is appreciated and respected. Give him my thanks for his service to our great country.
I tried to log onto www.gatheringofeagles.org/ to see what’s new and got the following:
You don’t have permission to access/on this service
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.
Do we have hackers at work again?
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.