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Freeper Alert! Help Stop the media blackout of Pro-U.S. Rallies! Take Action!

Posted on 03/02/2003 9:48:13 AM PST by jmstein7

The media has been intentionally ignoring Pro-U.S. protests, rallies, and events. Please cut-and-paste this open letter to the media and email it to the media at the addresses below.

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An Open Letter To The Media

I am writing to express my dismay at your refusal to give visible news coverage to anti-anti-war, or pro-U.S., protests and rallies. It is both intellectually dishonest and further evidence of media bias against certain groups and sentiments.

Fox News has been continually derided as biased or pro-conservative. However, Fox News is, in reality, simply the only media outlet that gives fair coverage to both sides of any given issue. Once again, they are the only media outlet giving visible coverage to pro-U.S. protests and rallies across the U.S. and internationally.

Domestically, there have been a growing number of pro-U.S. protests and rallies taking place all over the country. You have either intentionally or negligently not given these burgeoning rallies the visible coverage they deserve. Internationally, there have been MASSIVE pro-U.S. protests that have gone virtually unnoticed by you; e.g. on Saturday, March 1, there was a pro-U.S. protest 300,000 strong in South Korea that you simply blacked out.

Additionally, your news stories have simply reported your awe of the frequency and magnitude of the anti-war protests. This is not journalism. As fair journalists, you need to ask the hard questions. Who are these anti-war protestors? What really motivates them? There have been allegations that these protests are simply being systematically organized and scripted as vehicles to smear the President. There have been allegations that these rallies are being organized by resurgent communist groups. The public needs to know the answers to these and other questions, and it is your job as the media to get the answers. You are not doing your job; you are doing a public disservice.

Your silence is dramatic and indefensible and not becoming of an alleged objective media. The facts suggest a media-wide agenda or conspiracy, intentional or unintentional, to paint the people of the United States and the world as a growing united front against war. This is untrue and intellectually dishonest. Do not let the people down by abdicating your responsibility to provide fair, balanced, comprehensive coverage without bowing to political sentiment. Prove your objectivity. Do some investigative journalism and tell the people the truth behind the anti-war protests. Additionally, be fair and give equal, visible coverage to the pro-U.S. rallies. Only then will you be meeting your mandate as set fourth in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

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Use "The Media" as the subject, or use any other subject you want.

Cut and paste these email addresses as recipients for the email:

letters@newsweek.com; letters@time.com; conedit@ajc.com; letters@baltsun.com; letter@globe.com; news@globe.com; letterstoeditor@bostonherald.com; opinion@charlotte.com; letters@suntimes.com; news@cleveland.com; letterstoeditor@dallasnews.com; letters@denverpost.com; business@det-freepress.com; letter@detnews.com; viewpoints@chron.com; letters@latimes.com; HeraldEd@herald.com; politics@startribune.com; letters@newsday.com; letters@nytimes.com; Inquirer.Opinion@phillynews.com; DailyNews.Opinion@phillynews.com; letters@post-gazette.com; letters@uniontrib.com; chronletters@sfgate.com; letters@examiner.com; letters@sjmercury.com; editpage@seattle-pi.com; opinion@seatimes.com; editor@usatoday.com; letter.editor@edit.wsj.com; Letterstoed@washpost.com; wtnews@wt.infi.net; feedback@cnn.com; cnn.onair@cnn.com; crossfire@cnn.com; viewer@c-span.org; colmments@foxnews.com; hardball@cnbc.com; letters@msnbc.com; opinion@msnbc.com; TheNews@msnbc.com; dateline@news.nbc.com; nightly@news.nbc.com; today@news.nbc.com; MTP@nbc.com; speaker@aim.org; takeaction@americasvoice.com; pat@theamericancause.org; cbnonline@cbn.org; viewer@c-span.org; cato@free-market.net; drudge@drudgereport.com; comment@foxnews.com; letter@globe.com; insight@wt.infi.net; jwatch@erols.com; imus@msnbc.com; hq@lp.org; marklevin@aol.com; jacolumn@toto.net; feedback@usatoday.com; editor@dolphin.gulf.net; TalkBack@CNN.com;Reliable@CNN.com;NewsNight@cnn.com; late.edition@cnn.com;InsidePolitics@CNN.com; ConnieChungTonight@CNN.com;Dateline@nbc.com; MTP@nbc.com;today@nbc.com;lauren.kapp@abc.com; oreilly@foxnews.com;special@foxnews.com; hannity@foxnews.com;Nightly@nbc.com;evening@cbsnews.com; Letters@washpost.com;nytnews@nytimes.com; letters@nytimes.com;letters@nypost.com

Now send it!

Thank you for taking the time to take action!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Delaware; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Maryland; US: New Jersey; US: New York; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: activism; ca; ccrm; dc; de; elections; fl; foreign; fr; freep; government; march1report; md; news; nj; ny; rallyforamerica; supportourtroops

1 posted on 03/02/2003 9:48:14 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
If you see this letter reprinted anywhere, please let us know!
2 posted on 03/02/2003 10:00:09 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
BTTT
3 posted on 03/02/2003 10:00:43 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Ping!
4 posted on 03/02/2003 10:05:12 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
BTTT
5 posted on 03/02/2003 10:07:13 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Isn't it amazing how little play the Rally For America is getting? I can understand how some outlets are reluctant to play up an event ahead of time when sponsored by a media competitor (Glen Beck and the stations that carry his show). Still, once the event happens, then it becomes news - reportable news.

We had 2,000 show up for our rally, braving a thunderstorm to do so. Yet our local paper (Florida Today) only has a text story posted online and no photos. They also mention a peace rally that occurred at the same time drawing only 100. No story there, 20:1 turnout? [I'm going to buy today's edition and will temper my critism with another post, if warranted.]

We had no TV coverage, not even from the cable news channel that purports to be all-local, all the time. The only mention I saw from the Orlando outlets that claim the Space Coast as part of their coverage area was about a much smaller rally in Winter Park. Hey, at least they got some coverage! So to be fair, it isn't a complete blackout, but “buried on page 5” comes to mind.

Does a media outlet have complete editorial control over what they publish? Absolutely. However, the exercise of that control, when tilted towards one point of view, when not exercised dispassionately, is indisputably bias.

6 posted on 03/02/2003 10:08:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: jmstein7
Way to go!
7 posted on 03/02/2003 10:09:38 AM PST by bellevuesbest
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To: NonValueAdded
I agree. And, if enough people send out this email, there is a good chance that someone will publish or respond. So, we need to get every freeper to take part in this simple campaign.
8 posted on 03/02/2003 10:14:54 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Bump!
9 posted on 03/02/2003 10:20:43 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: bellevuesbest
BTTT!
10 posted on 03/02/2003 10:23:45 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
done and bump
11 posted on 03/02/2003 10:30:25 AM PST by 2timothy3.16
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To: jmstein7
well, I'll give it a go, but you know these buttpirates will never give us any notice.
12 posted on 03/02/2003 10:33:04 AM PST by demosthenes the elder (slime will never cease to be slime... why must that be explained to anyone?)
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To: 2timothy3.16
Thank you! If everyone who sends this could check in and let us know, that would be great. I'd like to get an idea of how many of these have been sent out!
13 posted on 03/02/2003 10:33:37 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Bump To The Top!
14 posted on 03/02/2003 10:38:06 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
just sent to all recipients. 145pm EST
15 posted on 03/02/2003 10:44:22 AM PST by demosthenes the elder (slime will never cease to be slime... why must that be explained to anyone?)
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To: demosthenes the elder
Thanks!
16 posted on 03/02/2003 10:48:57 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
just so you know:
I just rcvd confirmation of mailing from a large number of targets, but half-dozen so far are returned as undeliverable.
17 posted on 03/02/2003 11:11:20 AM PST by demosthenes the elder (slime will never cease to be slime... why must that be explained to anyone?)
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To: demosthenes the elder
Thanks for letting me know. I'll check it out. JS
18 posted on 03/02/2003 11:15:25 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
got alot of automatic responces.
19 posted on 03/02/2003 11:17:21 AM PST by 2timothy3.16
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To: 2timothy3.16
That's just to let you know that they were received. I'm looking into the "bad" addresses. Thnx!
20 posted on 03/02/2003 11:19:55 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Perhaps staging the rally right in front of the newspaper's offices or the television studios might make it difficult to ignore.

21 posted on 03/02/2003 1:34:52 PM PST by Anarchist
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To: NonValueAdded
As promised, a small correction to my original comments. The hard copy paper did have two photos along with the text that was also posted on the web. It was on page 1B, the "local" section. I'll give them a "B-" for that coverage.
22 posted on 03/02/2003 2:22:21 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: jmstein7
Misty Violet Moon

Sent them individualy to the non-news as I call them organizations. I felt it was better to send one to each individually.

Thank You for taking the time to set this up!

23 posted on 03/02/2003 2:28:15 PM PST by MistyVioletMoon (http://www.mistyvioletmoonblendsofnature.com)
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To: MistyVioletMoon
Just doing my part :)
24 posted on 03/02/2003 2:31:58 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: NonValueAdded
Someone needs to stage a pro-America, anti-Iraq rally on the sidewalk in front of the NY Slimes, Washington CommiePost, outside CNN in Atlanta, and ABC, SeeBS, NBC, etc. - make it hard for them to ignore someting under thier own noses.
25 posted on 03/02/2003 2:33:09 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (_*_)
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To: Keith in Iowa
I'm up for rallying in front of the NY Times if anyone would volunteer to join me.
26 posted on 03/02/2003 2:50:14 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: *CCRM
Posted to CCRM to consider
27 posted on 03/02/2003 2:53:12 PM PST by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: Copernicus
What is CCRM? Just curious. JS
28 posted on 03/02/2003 3:15:46 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
BTTT
29 posted on 03/02/2003 4:51:58 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7
Greetings!

One of these days I am going to make up a standard boilerplate post for this stuff.

*CCRM is a bumplist index that contains threads on a specific topic-in this case media bias. There are no people in it or on it, just related threads.

To find it type *CCRM in the search box (note asterik)using the "poster" category (not keyword, not title)

You will then be transported to a page where various interested parties have posted threads concerning media bias.

To post media bias threads you discover to *CCRM just type the phrase *CCRM into the sender portion of the message page.

Hope this helps,

Best regards,

30 posted on 03/02/2003 5:23:47 PM PST by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: jmstein7
DONE
31 posted on 03/02/2003 8:14:25 PM PST by DAVEY CROCKETT
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To: *FREEP!
bump
32 posted on 03/02/2003 8:17:24 PM PST by AdamSelene235 (Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Hyakubun wa ikken ni shikazu. (One Picture is Worth A Thousand Words).

If possible, for example, attach the AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH in front of Seoul, Korea City Hall on Saturday showing the crowd developing. A mass of human beings, with a HUGE American flag unfurled in the midst of the crowd.

If you can attach the photo for them to see, it might get their attention more quickly.

33 posted on 03/03/2003 6:26:55 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Easy to UNDERRATE N.Korea: Idiotic leader, starving people. BUT DON'T! They could attack in a flash.)
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To: 2timothy3.16

34 posted on 03/03/2003 6:35:44 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Easy to UNDERRATE N.Korea: Idiotic leader, starving people. BUT DON'T! They could attack in a flash.)
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To: 2timothy3.16
Got a lot of "undeliverable", too. But still, a lot of them made it to recipients.

spookycc

35 posted on 03/03/2003 4:28:33 PM PST by spookycc (We Gave Peace a Chance. We Got 9/11.)
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To: jmstein7
Does anyone have this media address book with commas instead of semi-colons? AOL won't accept it this way. Thank you!
36 posted on 03/03/2003 4:34:24 PM PST by rocky88
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To: Anarchist
"Perhaps staging the rally right in front of the newspaper's offices or the television studios might make it difficult to ignore. "

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! BRILLIANT!

Also, a word to those of you who are upset by the liberal media's lack of coverage... the tide is turning, and we can all see it! MSNBC is hiring Mike Savage for gosh sakes!! The media is getting its much-needed slap in the face in the form of low ratings and lost revenues. They know where their bread is buttered. Soon you will see a conservative voice on all cable networks, then it will carry over to the real networks. We have exposed the liberal media and they can no longer hide.. give things a little time to fall into place! (I know, I sound too positive, but with everything going on today, you have to look on the bright side once in a while!)
37 posted on 03/03/2003 4:38:46 PM PST by rocky88
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To: rocky88
Here is a comma delimeted version of the list:

letters@newsweek.com, letters@time.com, conedit@ajc.com, letters@baltsun.com, letter@globe.com, news@globe.com, letterstoeditor@bostonherald.com, opinion@charlotte.com, letters@suntimes.com, news@cleveland.com, letterstoeditor@dallasnews.com, letters@denverpost.com, business@det-freepress.com, letter@detnews.com, viewpoints@chron.com, letters@latimes.com, HeraldEd@herald.com, politics@startribune.com, letters@newsday.com, letters@nytimes.com, Inquirer.Opinion@phillynews.com, DailyNews.Opinion@phillynews.com, letters@post-gazette.com, letters@uniontrib.com, chronletters@sfgate.com, letters@examiner.com, letters@sjmercury.com, editpage@seattle-pi.com, opinion@seatimes.com, editor@usatoday.com, letter.editor@edit.wsj.com, Letterstoed@washpost.com, wtnews@wt.infi.net, feedback@cnn.com, cnn.onair@cnn.com, crossfire@cnn.com, viewer@c-span.org, colmments@foxnews.com, hardball@cnbc.com, letters@msnbc.com, opinion@msnbc.com, TheNews@msnbc.com, dateline@news.nbc.com, nightly@news.nbc.com, today@news.nbc.com, MTP@nbc.com, speaker@aim.org, takeaction@americasvoice.com, pat@theamericancause.org, cbnonline@cbn.org, viewer@c-span.org, cato@free-market.net, drudge@drudgereport.com, comment@foxnews.com, letter@globe.com, insight@wt.infi.net, jwatch@erols.com, imus@msnbc.com, hq@lp.org, marklevin@aol.com, jacolumn@toto.net, feedback@usatoday.com, editor@dolphin.gulf.net, TalkBack@CNN.com,Reliable@CNN.com,NewsNight@cnn.com, late.edition@cnn.com,InsidePolitics@CNN.com, ConnieChungTonight@CNN.com,Dateline@nbc.com, MTP@nbc.com,today@nbc.com,lauren.kapp@abc.com, oreilly@foxnews.com,special@foxnews.com, hannity@foxnews.com,Nightly@nbc.com,evening@cbsnews.com, Letters@washpost.com,nytnews@nytimes.com, letters@nytimes.com,letters@nypost.com

38 posted on 03/03/2003 5:01:29 PM PST by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign aka BushBot www.w-04.com)
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To: W04Man
FReeped!

Thanks for posting the comma-delimited list. Can you beleive it took 4 seperate emails through AOL? Yikes.

Also, please note when cutting and pasting the letter - there is a typo in the very last line that should be fixed. Set "fourth" should read "set forth"
39 posted on 03/03/2003 5:34:58 PM PST by rocky88
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To: jmstein7
I did get a personal reply from Aaron Brown:

"At the risk of being provocative I am attaching a note received earlier tonight. It is one heck of a coincidence. Think of the chances that two people would write the same thing. Why do I feel a campaign is underway?

A"

(followed by the same form letter I sent from another FReeper...)

anyway, here's my response to Mr. Brown (I tried to be glib and non-confrontational!):

"Mr. Brown,

A Campaign Underway... YES. "Thinking" People are just darn tired of the way your network and others are presenting the news. How about a little more balance to the issues? Has anyone suggested that in light of falling ratings at CNN and MSNBC? Obviously people are enjoying hearing both sides (i.e. Fox News' recent success) so why not join the bandwagon?

You'll find this amusing, but in my quest for the REAL story each day, even I get a little tired of just watching C-SPAN - it's not as stimulating as the networks, of course. Throw those of us that feel this way a bone once in a while! I would love to have a change of pace by watching CNN and seeing some new faces occasionally. Sad to say that when I do try that, the "Clinton News Network" spin-machine gets turned on and I tune out.

Mr. Brown, it's not that we dislike you - we can't because we know nothing of you personally. Our perception of you is based on your delivery and news content. How about a conversation with your News Director(s)? Give us a CHANCE to like your program, even your network. Are you game?

I would love to share your response with my cohorts, if you'll be so kind to do so. Thanks."


And finally, his not-so-friendly retort:

"First the campain is in my view silly. It proves that you can cut and paste. Second I have no interest in debating this. The proof of what we do is there every night. If you actually find Fox more balanced then I expect you to watch Fox. I don't find them balanced at all. But, again the program speaks for itself. "

40 posted on 03/04/2003 8:38:41 AM PST by rocky88
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To: rocky88
Yeah, that's him. He's responded to a few freepers before. He just doesn't get it. He didn't write me, so I can't respond -- but, you might write him back, ask him why his network didn't show any of the 300,000 pro-U.S. rally in South Korea or any of the pro-U.S. marches in say, Texas, wihich had numbers in the tens of thousands, or Florida with a thousand or so? Ask him... see what he says :)

Keep us informed.
41 posted on 03/04/2003 1:02:21 PM PST by jmstein7
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