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Turning the lights on in media blackout Arizona (blatant, unconstitutional censorship)
Canada Free Press ^ | August 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod

Posted on 08/13/2010 4:11:31 PM PDT by greyfoxx39

imageEarth to Arizona mainstream media: patriots are already piercing sparks of bright light through your media blackout.

“Media censorship in Arizona has now become quite blatant.  Can Canada Free Press help,” patriot Annette McHugh writes CFP this morning.  “Not only do the anti-SB1070 protesters get more media coverage than the pro-SB1070 supporters, but now there is blatant, unconstitutional censorship occurring in Arizona of media attempts to silence Conservative voices, activities, rallies, press releases and press conferences of Arizona Tea Parties!”

It seems that silence is not golden but deafening in Senator John McCain country.

-SNIP-

Hugh’s concerns are echoed by Pam Stevenson, AZ Director, Tea Party Patriots: “Last week the media was invited to the Press conference announcing that 16 Arizona TEA Parties were supporting/endorsing J.D. Hayworth for the senate race.  Although media representatives showed up from local TV stations, radio stations and newspapers—NONE of them ran the story,” Stevenson wrote in an SOS to patriots.

The media drank the bottled water, fanned themselves in the oppressive heat, returned to their offices and disappeared under a wall of it-didn’t-happen silence.

-SNIP-

“Please alert your groups that the media has shut us down and we need to let the nation know that we will not be silent.  We need to have hundreds of Tea Party members emailing their complaints and then blasting their phone lines if they ignore our emails.

-SNIP-

Meanwhile, the Tea Party Movement has two mighty weapons to fight off the media blackout in Sen. John McCain country:  Word of mouth and taking the story viral via the mightier-than-media Internet.

Somewhere the light is starting to pierce the darkness in media blackout Arizona.


(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: hayworth; mccain; media; teaparty

1 posted on 08/13/2010 4:11:34 PM PDT by greyfoxx39
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To: greyfoxx39
but now there is blatant, unconstitutional censorship occurring in Arizona of media attempts to silence Conservative voices, activities, rallies, press releases and press conferences of Arizona Tea Parties!”

If the Government is not doing the censoring, there is nothing unconstitutional going on.

2 posted on 08/13/2010 4:13:53 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: brytlea; Diana in Wisconsin; Kakaze; Tammy8; unkus; metmom; Cap Huff; svcw; leapfrog0202; Concho; ..

Ping


3 posted on 08/13/2010 4:15:45 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The most daunting challenge for Zero as POTUS is fitting all the speeches in between vacations.)
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To: greyfoxx39

OK Arizona Freepers, you’re now the eyes and ears for the rest of us to know what’s going on down there...one viral email - faithfully forwarded - will reach more peeps than the so-called “mainstream media” anyway...show them we don’t need them, and let their sponsors know too...they ain’t $hi+ without their sponsors.


4 posted on 08/13/2010 4:16:59 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: greyfoxx39

This is not the America I grew up in. It has become a fasciast, propagandized and partisan nation.


5 posted on 08/13/2010 4:17:14 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: greyfoxx39

Some dizzy broad from Scottsdale is sending a letter to the editor to all of the papers advising “brown people” to report any and all traffic stops to the bigoted Eric Holder and the DOJ. She also advised the “brown people” to wash their cars and fix anything that needs to be repaired. I would advise all “white people” who are stopped by minority cops to do the same thing. Since many minority cops joined in lawsuits against Arizona, I suspect that they could take their anger out on “white people” with a little “reverse racial profiling”. I doubt the DOJ will do anything about it but at least they’ll have a few good laughs.


6 posted on 08/13/2010 4:20:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: greyfoxx39
Although media representatives showed up from local TV stations, radio stations and newspapers—NONE of them ran the story,” Stevenson wrote in an SOS to patriots.

The most powerful weapon of the leftist MSM is often deciding to not cover something. They've been doing this for years. And they've always been happy to help Juan McCain, as long as he wasn't so uppity as to think they'd give him a fair shake when running for president against a leftist Dim.

But they are glad to help the backstabber McCain against an actual conservative. McCain has been a valuable tool for the left over the years.

7 posted on 08/13/2010 4:21:04 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Lurking Libertarian

” If the Government is not doing the censoring, there is nothing unconstitutional going on. “

Exactly — lately, there’s been a common misconception that ‘freedom of speech’ somehow includes some kind of ‘right’ to be paid attention to...

It doesn’t....


8 posted on 08/13/2010 4:21:37 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Read my Tagline


9 posted on 08/13/2010 4:22:47 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: greyfoxx39

Something a little odd about this. They turned up, but NONE reported it? To announce an endorsement? Having worked on both sides of this fence for years, there is an element of this story missing. Endorsements may or may not be worth a story. But editors do not, as a rule, send people out to be present at events they are not going to cover. They are not inclined to waste manpower like that. I would like to see the agenda that the Tea Party people put together for the event, who spoke, and what was said.


10 posted on 08/13/2010 4:27:11 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: greyfoxx39; HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; ...

AZ Patriots Ping


11 posted on 08/13/2010 4:30:06 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: greyfoxx39

My advice to the Tea Parties in AZ... Openly denounce the TV and Radio stations that choose to ignore the story. Call them out on it. Ask the News Directors why this is “not newsworthy”...and why the anti enforcement groups are getting the coverage! Is this discrimination? Is the pro-illegal story more compelling? Why?

My guess..somebody (SEIU...etc) is greasing the palms of the News Directors to minimalize the Tea Party... unless of course 15 Tea Party folks show up to protest - as opposed to the Union’s 100’s or 1000’s of bussed in protestors.

The left want the illegals to use for votes in November, they want to minimalize the Tea Party. How about getting your chapters to meet out in front of the number one Television station there and call a press conference about the blackout? Get your video cameras out and tape their responses. YouTube is a very powerful tool these days, along with Facebook!


12 posted on 08/13/2010 4:32:36 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: SandRat

How pathetic that we need a “Radio Free Europe” now. I remember that from growing up, with relatives behind the Iron Curtain.


13 posted on 08/13/2010 4:36:28 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I like the suggestion. DO IT!! But do not forget “WHITE ON WHITE” harassment.
14 posted on 08/13/2010 4:40:47 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: greyfoxx39
OMISSIONS

15 posted on 08/13/2010 4:46:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

In AZ it is now legal to carry, openly or concealed, without any sort of license or registration [a very good thing].
Should the police start abusing the citizenry [especially something as suspicious as that NV Costco shooting] they may well find themselves staring down the barrel of a gun; also, there is a law in the US Code titled “conspiracy against rights” which [under certain circumstances such as kidnapping can be punished by death... so the people of AZ not only have the moral right/duty to stand up for themselves, but the [possible] legal backing to counter an out-of-control group of officials acting contrary to justice.


16 posted on 08/13/2010 4:49:18 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: greyfoxx39
According to Gallup, only 25% of Americans have confidence in newspapers, only 22% have confidence in TV news.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/142133/Confidence-Newspapers-News-Remains-Rarity.aspx

17 posted on 08/13/2010 4:58:59 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: greyfoxx39

Were they smart ebnough to tape the even themsevles or did they expect the media yo be honest and fair? If they did tape it, they should release it on Youtube and other video pplatforms and send to fox et al. If not, they are terminally retarded.


18 posted on 08/13/2010 5:01:20 PM PDT by rmlew (Lindsey Graham is a traitor the GOP and the SC GOP voters are his enablers.)
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To: Gene Eric
OMISSIONS

Canada Free Press articles must be excerpted to 300 words or less according to FR posting rules. The entire article may be read at the link provided.

19 posted on 08/13/2010 5:02:43 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The most daunting challenge for Zero as POTUS is fitting all the speeches in between vacations.)
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To: greyfoxx39

LOL - I was referring to the absence of reporting the endorsement.


20 posted on 08/13/2010 5:07:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: bwc2221
According to Gallup, only 25% of Americans have confidence in newspapers, only 22% have confidence in TV news.

All Democrats no doubt.

We recently spent a week in Maricopa watching grandkids, went all over Phoenix as well, no hysterics, good time was had. Dropped some $$ gladly. Yes, we are very familiar with border problems (we're S. Texans) but AZonians are carrying on normally.

Came back the Southern route (Tucson), good conversations with locals, my kind of folks but too mahy brain-dead AARP type McCainiacs. We're of that age group but we have a life and DO NOT belong to AARP--or support McCain.

21 posted on 08/13/2010 5:10:11 PM PDT by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: greyfoxx39

The Tea Party needs to organize a comprehensive, nationwide boycott of the LSM and their advertisers. This is war. Act like it.


22 posted on 08/13/2010 5:35:57 PM PDT by sourcery (Nazi is to Jewish as Progressive is to any combination of rich, white, male)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Since many minority cops joined in lawsuits against Arizona, I suspect that they could take their anger out on “white people”

No, many didn't. There were a few bad apples who did, but the majority of the police did not. We've got some of the best cops in the world here in Phoenix. They are honorable, courageous and they love this country as much as you and I do and they want the border sealed.

23 posted on 08/13/2010 5:47:45 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: greyfoxx39
(blatant, unconstitutional censorship)

Ahem. The MSM is perfectly free to decide what they will or will not print.

Just as I am perfectly free to ignore them completely, not watching their teeheevee broadcasts, and preserving trees and avoiding nasty nasty environmentally-destructive paper-processing chemicals by not buying their printed product. If it puts a few journOlists into the breadlines, it's in a good cause.

But the instant you can mandate what the press MUST print... watch out.

24 posted on 08/13/2010 6:24:25 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: McGavin999

I agree. And the main point I was trying to make was that some ditzy broad in Scottsdale is sending out letters to the editors advising “brown people” as she calls them to report any time they are stopped to the bigoted Eric Holder and his DOJ. I agree. And everyone else should flood the DOJ with complaints when they are stopped also. When I read the biatch’s letter, I saw it as a threat to all law enforcement officers. She needs her ass kicked for starting that crap.


25 posted on 08/13/2010 6:31:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: rmlew

“....and send to fox et al.”

Don’t waste your time with Fox......
I have written Greta Van Sustern MANY an e-mail remarking on how she should “re-name” HER show “The JOHN McCAIN Show”.


26 posted on 08/13/2010 6:46:23 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: greyfoxx39

Seesh, what a bunch of whiners.


27 posted on 08/13/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five business worries of the Amercan Farmer for the past 50 years)
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To: greyfoxx39

Local media in Arizona is probably dominated by leftist like most media everywhere. Taking their cue from the socialist they are doubtlessly now pushing s sympathy trip for those that break the law and of course the endless race war fear and hate mongering that is the corner stone of the modern Democratic party.


28 posted on 08/13/2010 11:10:13 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Lurking Libertarian
If the Government is not doing the censoring, there is nothing unconstitutional going on.

I too was wondering how they got "unconstitutional" out of a non-governmental entity refusing give the Tea Party cause exposure. Unfair it is but "unconstitutional"? Hardly!

29 posted on 08/14/2010 11:13:28 AM PDT by Ron H. (Impeach Hussein Obama while we still have a chance!)
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To: SandRat

Bump!


30 posted on 08/15/2010 6:03:18 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Want stimulus? Look to Harding, JFK, and Reagan. Tax cuts w. fiscal restraint -- works every time.)
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