Skip to comments.Obama mobilizes rapid response on Web..........(Hello MoonBats, meet the enemy..FREEPERS !!)
Posted on 09/17/2008 9:30:37 AM PDT by IrishMike
Much of Barack Obama's political success can be traced to a database listing contact information for millions of people, a tool that has proved invaluable in raising record sums of money and organizing a national volunteer network.
Now Obama's presidential campaign is increasingly using the list to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows.
It did so as recently as Monday night, when it orchestrated a massive stream of complaints on the phone lines of Tribune Co.-owned WGN-AM in Chicago when the radio station hosted author David Freddoso, who has written a controversial book about the Illinois Democrat.
The latest use of the database, called the Obama Action Wire, is proving yet another new and potentially powerful tactic in the closing weeks of a campaign that has already been dominated by Internet-based messages and media.
The aggressive rebuttals are very much informed by Obama's determination to avoid being victimized by the sort of attacks leveled against Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee stung by TV ads run by a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
"The Action Wire serves as a means of arming our supporters with the facts to take on those who spread lies about Barack Obama and respond forcefully with the truth, whether it's an author passing off fiction as biography, a Web site spreading baseless conspiracy theories or a TV station airing an ad that makes demonstrably false claims," said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt.
Sen. John McCain's campaign uses the Internet for fundraising and organization but does not have anything like Obama's alert system to bombard a specific media outlet in real time.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
I am all in! PING ME! Make my day!
If Action Wire posts a link to Obama it, we counter by FReeping it.
Pinging the lists I have access to for consideration. Suggest others do the same.
Add me to the list.
This is true. I have a job (that eats my brain) and time zone issues, but I'll bet we can still help out somehow.
Count me in, mnehrling.
Sign me up!
Somebody here has a 5 page list on their home page, I saw it today in reference to someone posting on one of the Obama-traitor-postponing troop withdrawal stories. I’ll try and retrace my steps and find it............
there was a list of advertisers in one of the US magazine palin threads just as effective as going after the media is going after the advertisers
and I found this list of email address of the msm
and you can add me to any ping list
I also would love to be on the ping list if someone is starting one! :)
First stop on the Truth Train:
You’re right. Out biggest enemy is the media and they need pounded!
I am with you as much time each day as I can.
Stop number 2:
>>calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations
talk show hosts call them “seminar callers” and can spot
them a mile away. No doubt they get emails or letters
urging them to call talk shows, esp. conservative ones.
“Hi, I started listening to you a few days ago. Really good show! I’m an Iraq war vet and, while I do support my
fellow soldiers, I think we’re heading in the wrong direction. At first I wasn’t going to support Obama but,
well, in the past few weeks he’s really started to connect with me...”
“Hi, I’m a Republican but I really don’t think our
ticket is strong this year. Something Obama said
really caught my interest...”
Sign me up too !!
I did this for the first time ever this week, and encourage everyone else not just think about, but just go do it.
The Obama-maniacs are out there working hard trying to steal this election from us
hi i am a Obama supporter and Uh Uh Uh,,,Look, Uh Uh
Uh, ok look, uh
Stop number 2:
Flood the phones and radio....Where is our MahaRushie
with marching orders....give us the script RUSH!!
Add me, please.
tell me what to say Obama....what do I say...guide me
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