Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Email

I wanted to post this for I think its important that progressives are all linked together this year. In case some of you are not signed up for their email list, I thought I would post this here:

MoveOn member,

Over 428,000 people have signed a petition telling FOX to stop their racist and hate-filled smears against Barack Obama. If we hit half-a-million signatures, we can draw media attention and put pressure on FOX's advertisers.

Plus, Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films released a video this morning documenting FOX's ongoing smears against Michelle Obama. Please check out the video, and then sign the petition calling on FOX to stop peddling racism—and then tell your friends. Just click here:

Here's the link:

FOX is shameless: in the last several weeks alone, they've "confused" Obama's name with Osama's, referred to Michelle as "Obama's Baby Mama," and called an affectionate fist bump by Barack and Michelle a "terrorist fist jab."

Our partners at will hold a major event next week to deliver boxes and boxes of petition signatures to FOX's headquarters. If we can deliver half-a-million signatures, other media outlets will have a powerful story to report—and FOX's advertisers will get the hint that it's not a good idea to associate their products with FOX's hate-speech.

Thanks for helping to fight the right-wing smears.

–Adam G.

P.S. Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) has a new book out, and we thought you might be interested. The Nation called Wexler the country's "Most Valuable Congressman," and he's stood with MoveOn on numerous causes, from ending the war to stopping warrantless wiretapping in FISA. Now he's written "Fire Breathing Liberal," a fascinating account of life as an outspoken progressive in the House of Representatives. Says Comedian Stephen Colbert, "I enjoyed Congressman Wexler's book even more than I enjoy cocaine and prostitutes." You can check it out here:

You can also sign up for Wexler's email list here:


Unconventional Conventionist said...

I gotta add you guys to my blogroll :)

puddy said...

well, it's about time! ;)

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Thanks for the link Sal.

You got some good stuff here.

I want to have Contessa Brewer. . . in ways that make her say "like, this Sagacious Hillbilly guy, who, like does he think he is?" As I pull her hair and slap her behind. . . Contessa's been a bad girl posing as a journalist. . .

Anonymous said...

You know... the fist pump is just part of young black American pop-culture. The culture that has long influenced the young caucasians of generations before.

Hmm... I see: They fooled Elvis and Wolfman Jack, but 'm holding firm to my foundation of MORALITY!

Seriously, where'd Bradda disappear to THIS time.

Anonymous said...

Is Bradda not brave enough to post anymore?

puddy said...

Bradda's on vacay... it's cool... everybody's entitled... damn, I only post once every other month...