Saturday, October 16, 2004

TIME FOR EQUAL TIME

Demand Equal Time. It's up to us, because the Conservative Media Machine is in full swing.

Doubt it?

SINCLAIR +
TRIBUNE +
PBS +
CLEAR CHANNEL +
FOX (FOX NEWS x FOX TV x DIRECT TV) +
GE (NBC x MSNBC x CNBC) +
GANNET (USA Today x Gallup) +
TIME WARNER (CNN + HLN) +
DISNEY (ABC)
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= RNC TV

The major media companies are all on the take from the RNC - having received deregulation as a gift from Powell's FCC, they take their cues from the White House Communications Department only slightly less than our chief nemesis, Sinclair. GE, for example, is one of America's largest defense contractors. Two of three PBS' controlling Board members are Republican fundraisers who worked for Newt Gingrich. The litany of woe goes on and on...

Take heart, though. Between now and Election Day, there will be ample opportunity for us all to steer friends and family towards real news. In Sunday's NY Times, there are two amazing MUST-READS:

Ron Suskind shows that George W. Bush thinks he’s the Messiah
Messiah Bush

"When I was first with Bush in Austin, I saw a self-help Methodist, very open, seeking. What I see at this point is a messianic American Calvinist. He doesn't want to hear from anyone who doubts him."

[Jim Wallis, author of "Faith Works"]


Frank Rich pleads with his fellow journalists to find some balls and finally report the news.
Where are the President's Men?

"Every day, you read articles in the States where its like 'it's getting better and better'. But when you're here, you know it's worse every day".

[Lance Cpl. Jon Snyder]

"We're basically proving that the government is wrong. We're catching them in a lie".
[Lance Cpl. Alexander Jones]


On Monday, October 18, The Sundance Channel will air a great documentary, 'With God on Our Side: George W. Bush and the Rise of the Religious Right'. It airs at 7pm eastern time with many repeats this week.
Sundance 10/18


Look to this space for more Equal Time listings.

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