Wednesday, October 13, 2004

EQUAL TIME MAY BE AT HAND...

We are working closely with a national network to get a great doc, by a well-known director, about the real iraq war aired the night before the election.

We are getting close.

Developing...

31 Comments:

At October 13, 2004 at 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of one-sided Arguments! Like 50 thousand of you are going to make a dent in all those advertisers' budgets??

I applaud Sinclairefor moving ahead with plans to broadcast the film, Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal. Let the DNC complain to the FCC all they want about fairness and what they call a prolonged political advertisement – it certainly is news to me! I would love to hear how they spin the difference of this from that idiot, Michael Moore’s film, Fahrenheit 911, which I understand is to be aired on cable just before the election. Other than the choice of media, I doubt many American’s could tell the difference. OH, that’ll be called “entertainment” rather than a “prolonged political advertisement” right? You guys (liberals) have played the old pot calling the kettle black game a bit too much this time around.

Of course, what would we expect from wafflecrat Kerry and his ambulance-chasing running mate, Edwards?

EM
Columbus, OH

 
At October 13, 2004 at 9:53 PM, Blogger trooth said...

so you won't mind if a film taking a different view airing on another network?

 
At October 13, 2004 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EM and others

Do you really doubt that that we commited atrocities in Vietnam? You probably believe that the Iraq prison scandal didn't occur. By the way, Kerry when he testified before the U.S. Congress was quoting other Vietnam veterans.

And you probably think that out killing thousands of Iraqi civilians in this unjust war is appropriate.

Bush and Cheney can lie, lie, lie. At the end of the day a lie will always be just that A Lie - and thousands of innocents on both sides will have died for a neo-conservative project for a new American century. Shame on all of us for allowing this to happen.

 
At October 13, 2004 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EM and others

Do you really doubt that that we commited atrocities in Vietnam? You probably believe that the Iraq prison scandal didn't occur. By the way, Kerry when he testified before the U.S. Congress was quoting other Vietnam veterans.

And you probably think that out killing thousands of Iraqi civilians in this unjust war is appropriate.

Bush and Cheney can lie, lie, lie. At the end of the day a lie will always be just that A Lie - and thousands of innocents on both sides will have died for a neo-conservative project for a new American century. Shame on all of us for allowing this to happen.

 
At October 13, 2004 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EM and others

Do you really doubt that that we commited atrocities in Vietnam? You probably believe that the Iraq prison scandal didn't occur. By the way, Kerry when he testified before the U.S. Congress was quoting other Vietnam veterans.

And you probably think that out killing thousands of Iraqi civilians in this unjust war is appropriate.

Bush and Cheney can lie, lie, lie. At the end of the day a lie will always be just that A Lie - and thousands of innocents on both sides will have died for a neo-conservative project for a new American century. Shame on all of us for allowing this to happen.

 
At October 13, 2004 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EM and others

Do you really doubt that that we commited atrocities in Vietnam? You probably believe that the Iraq prison scandal didn't occur. By the way, Kerry when he testified before the U.S. Congress was quoting other Vietnam veterans.

And you probably think that out killing thousands of Iraqi civilians in this unjust war is appropriate.

Bush and Cheney can lie, lie, lie. At the end of the day a lie will always be just that A Lie - and thousands of innocents on both sides will have died for a neo-conservative project for a new American century. Shame on all of us for allowing this to happen.

 
At October 13, 2004 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

EM and others

Do you really doubt that that we commited atrocities in Vietnam? You probably believe that the Iraq prison scandal didn't occur. By the way, Kerry when he testified before the U.S. Congress was quoting other Vietnam veterans.

And you probably think that out killing thousands of Iraqi civilians in this unjust war is appropriate.

Bush and Cheney can lie, lie, lie. At the end of the day a lie will always be just that A Lie - and thousands of innocents on both sides will have died for a neo-conservative project for a new American century. Shame on all of us for allowing this to happen.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 12:04 AM, Blogger BoycottSinclair@aol.com said...

The COMPLETE list of Sinclair stations can be found here:

http://www.sbgi.net/business/markets/all_orig.shtml

This link shows ALL Sinclair stations on ONE page. Hope this helps! Sinclair's stock was down again yesterday, and even more advertisers have pulled out.

At the very least, our efforts will make more Americans aware of this unfair, REPUBLICAN smear campaign against a Presidential candidate by Sinclair Broadcasting Group, a member of the media the public counts on to remain UNBIASED and report the FACTS. At best, we will succeed in forcing Sinclair to NOT air this Attackumentary.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Down with Upton Sinclair, Down with the Jungle!

Damn Muckrakers! We don't need your socialist literature!

Stop Upton Sinclair! If you see him on the streets, stop him immediately! If you care about the meatpaking industry, He must be stopped!

 
At October 14, 2004 at 3:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm! The wacko left has really got their panties in a wad this time. Somehow the unholy alliance which the lefties have had with the "mainstream" media isn't enough, they want it to be the only thing we are allowed to see. Next, it will be like "Big Brother" in 1984--a TV set which we can't turn off parroting the party line over and over.

If you all don't want to watch it, don't. If you do, throw things at your own TV set, if you will, but leave ours alone. After all, this is not like CBS ("Phoney but Accurate"). It is the presentation of a controversial (to some) view point and is not masquerading as unbiased news reporting.

The good think about all the noise is that I found out we have a Sinclair Group station in our area. I never would have known without all the screams of rage.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 5:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The worst thing that could be done, if equal time is given, would be to play F911. Please, for the love of god, do not play that movie, which does as much harm for its own cause as it does good, if not more. Plus, many people have already seen F911 anyway.

Going Up River is a much better choice, though I understand that Brothers in Arms is an option as well. I have never seen that one, but please, the best thing is to show a PRO-Kerry film, not an anti-Bush attack film, and this is coming from someone who runs and anti-Bush website.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 5:28 AM, Blogger trooth said...

it's not f 9/11 and it's not about viet nam.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 6:49 AM, Blogger upchuck4u said...

About WMD's in Iraq. If Bush lied, then Clinton lied. If Bush lied, then the UN lied. If Bush lied, then France lied. If Bush lied, then Russia lied. If Bush lied, then Kerry lied.

About coalitions. Al Queda is trying to dismantle our coalition and so is Kerry. He managed to insult the Iraqi, Polish, and Italian prime ministers. Kerry's sister was trying to get the Austrailians to not reelect their prime minister so they will pull out of the coalition. Kerry holds up the first Gulf War as a model of coalition building. The trouble is, he voted against the use of force in that war. He wants to bring in our "traditional allies", France, Germany, and Russia. Since the "oil for food" program we know that France, Germany, and Russia are truly the coalition of the bribed.

You unprincipled liberals are saying it is wrong for sinclair to air a documentary, but now you are trying to air your own documentary. "Stolen Honor" is at least as newsworthy as "60 minutes II", "Today Show", and other liberal media crap. I guess "free speech" means "free liberal speech."

What are you afraid of? These are 50 to 70 year old men who spent years of their lives in brutal captivity. Why shouldn't they be allowed to thell their stories to a national audience. If the liberal news media outlets were to report the news instead of having Kitty Kelley telling about her slanderous book, this documentary would be unneeded. Since the liberal news networks air documentaries about Bush without equal time, Sinclair doesn't have to do it either. I say go ahead and find a network to air pro-Kerry or anti-Bush documentaries. Just quit whining about this one.

Why is it that Bush proudly says he is a conservative, but Kerry hides the fact that he is a liberal. That is because this country rejects your lunatic fringe ideas and the only way for liberals to be elected is to hide who you really are. Kerry would have gotten away with being totally pro-Iraq war if it wasn't for Dean attracting the anti-war wing of the democrat party. Kerry had to empretzel himself to win the nomination. That is why Kerry is having trouble winning against a president who was unlucky enough to inherit a "tech buble burst", corporate scandals, and a major terrorist attack from a previous administration asleep at the wheel.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 8:30 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

I'm loving this! After applauding F911, the left now pulls out all the stops to censor anybody else's opinion. Kerry even threatened to sue stations that ran ads he didn't like.

Tell me again how the left supports free speech.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 9:15 AM, Blogger Marox said...

There is one documentary that would suite perfectly for the real information on Iraq. Uncovered: The War On Iraq which is highly accurate. It would be very informative to the people who have been mislead by the administration and the news about this war. http://www.truthuncovered.com/

 
At October 14, 2004 at 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOYCOTT SINCLAIR:

3-step plan

http://www.angelfire.com/blog2/boycottsinclair/index.html

Step 1: Protest

Show up at your local Sinclair station on Monday, 10/18/2004 at 6:00pm, per trooth's great site! If you can't, call them all day long.

Step 2: Sick-out

Call your local news, sports, or weather celeb and urge them to call in sick on 10/22/2004 to protest Sinclair's illegal action.

Step 3: Disinvest

During the week of 10/18/2004, check out your 401(k). You probably have a fund there that is an investor in Sinclair. Sell it and buy something else, if you can. Check the website for the list of funds.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 11:41 AM, Blogger andrea said...

this should be interesting. i shall have to check back for a listing.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 1:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference between the "left" and "right" on fair and accurate reporting as many respected accademics and scientists have pointed out is that the left generally backs up its arguments with thorough research and references to documents cited. The right - taking the Swift Boat Veterans group as an example - simply spews blanket statements that are not backed up by any research or reference to sources. Every one of the Swift Boat Veterans' claims was later shown to be false and in direct contradiction to reports from the time of the incidents in question - many of the comments made even contradicted several of the members' previous comments in SUPPORT of Kerry. But the damage gets done and the fact that the statements are blatently untrue gets lost in the noise. The bottom line is the left has the integrity to back up its arguments and the right simply - and ruthlessly - smears at will.

 
At October 14, 2004 at 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another responded mentioned Uncovered: The War On Iraq as a counter-documentary. It's an excellent suggestion.

Here's one more alternative: Hijacking Catastrophe (http://www.hijackingcatastrophe.org). This documentary is, IMO, the best in the recent spate of anti-Bush documentaries. It gives solid, detailed evidence showing how the Bush administration has exploited the 9/11 attacks to further a neocon agenda that predates these attacks by almost a decade. This documentary was produced by the Media Education Foundation, whose mission is "to answer the challenge posed by the radical and accelerating corporate threat to democracy". Hence, countering the abuse of the public's airwaves that Sinclair intends to carry out would be perfectly in line with MEF's mission.

It's length is only 64 minutes, which is less than the 90 minutes that Sinclair is reportedly allocating for Stolen Honor. I think that 64 minutes of Hijacking Catastrophe would be significantly more powerful than 90 minutes of Stolen Honor, because its topic (the exploitation of 9/11) is far more current. At any rate, the DVD includes plenty of additional material, both on the cost of the war as well as extended interviews. It would be relatively simple to extend the documentary to fill up the 90 minute slot.

 
At October 15, 2004 at 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea of "Hijacking Catastrophe" how about Bush Family Fortunes? - Farenheit 911 has already received enough coverage. Let's give Joe Public something juicy -- there's enough out there about the Bush Family to make the Sopranos look like alter boys.

If it has to be about Kerry, Going UpRiver was an excellent film. Everything I've learned about Kerry in these past months of paying close attention convinces me that he will be a good healer for America, he will keep us safe and he will drive the enemies out of America. Stick with Bush and we'll all go up in the same mushroom cloud. That money that is going into the pockets of Bush supporters won't be worth much if that happens.

Remember, we're ALL in this together. Kerry has the potential to be the great leader in these dangerous times.

 
At October 16, 2004 at 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading the comments has been very enlightening. From liberals I learned how to address the situtation and suggestions about steps I can take to make my voice heard, all written without conservative-bashing adjectives. From apparent nonliberals I learned that I am a whiney, lunatic, unprincipled, wacko in an unholy alliance who searches the airwaves for crap. Hum.

 
At October 17, 2004 at 1:15 PM, Blogger tranceswimmer said...

I am sad for you, and others that have this perspective. I would hope that this 'awareness' that you speak of would help you towards achieving a shift in your social attitudes, a paradigm that is based on respect for ALL life. Do you(plural) not see that you are coming from a place of fear and hate? It is sad to me that you will use religious dogma and propoganda, converting it to a salable 'logic', thereby justifying and fortifying your trembling imbalanced positions. I do not understand how one can live happily knowing that their philosophies in life are elitist and fascist in nature. Balance and grounding, brothers and sisters. Please, find it in yourself, for all our sakes! Harmony and compassion to all!

 
At October 17, 2004 at 1:32 PM, Blogger tranceswimmer said...

It would be nice to see posts from people willing to stand behind a name instead of simply 'Anonymous'.

Colin Trunkey, Seattle, WA

 
At October 17, 2004 at 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be informed and watch independant stations.

http://www.linktv.com/

They are more independant than PBS because they only accept private donations. Watch the shows this evening.. One is a documentary on 9/11 and Iraq.

 
At October 17, 2004 at 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

upchuck4u: Why do some people think it is so bad to be considered a liberal?

The Webster dictionary defines liberalism: a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard. a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties.

Is standing for our civil liberties instead of profits at any cost something to be ashamed of? That seems to be the only reason Bushs' base does not like the idea of liberalism.
Personal freedoms and the right to chose is something Prescott Bush demonstrated was something to be pounded down by those who shared his beliefs when he was supporting and profiting from the Nazis.

 
At October 26, 2004 at 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it amazing that today's Democrats (I won't say Liberals because many Republicans have liberal views) can so easily run the most negative, smear-campaign the country has ever seen, yet turn around and whine that Republicans aren't playing nice. Michael Moore is so fringe he gives Democrats (and Liberals) a bad name. If I was a Democrat, I'd be registering as an Independant. His movie is chock full of lies, yet you say it is the Republican counter-punch that is evil. Half of the country needs to take a deep breath, calm the hell down, and think before you speak (or make movies). Nothing should be called a documentary if there is a political agenda influencing the opinions found therein. Such a movie is NOT a documentary, regardless of which political party makes it. Don't believe me? Look up the definition on dictionary.com. Everyone chill out before you vote and take a good long look at just how believable and moral Kerry is. Bush ain't great, but at least we know what we get. Kerry will throw this country into a tailspin.

Thanks for reading.

 
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