Update 8/2/10. MoveOn, you are toast on this one, cuz FoxNews got the seat.
My mantra has always been "it's always good to know the ways of one's enemies." And oh, how I just loved NetRoots. As an infiltrator while at the RightOnline Conference last week. I came home with a huge bag of goodies from all the progressive orgs, including MoveOn. And naturally I signed up for e-mail alerts from all. Including MoveOn.
Today I received the first one from MoveOn. A decision will be made on Sunday, according to them, as to which group will be "chosen" for the now-disgraced Helen Thomas' seat at the White House pressers, front and center seat mind you.
And it turns out MoveOn, the ultra/progressive/liberal hard-*ssed group that Obama is in love with, is promoting none other than NPR to fill that seat. Which reminds me, I stopped listening to NPR's propaganda years ago, because hey NPR, you guys don't tell the whole story and are biased, even though you are getting up to 16% of your funding from the taxpayers!
So here's a copy of the e-mail I received asking me to sign their petition to have tax-payer funded NPR cough put into Thomas' seat instead of that propaganda-smearing-24/7-race-baiting-Fox-News. I had to block out the "sign the petition" section because it linked to my "Mrs. James Bond" alias and we can't have the libs discovering that can we?
So here is a screen shot of the actual petition I received, minus my alias:
But wait! That isn't all! Take a look at the letter where it says:
So we're joining our friends at CREDO Action to petition the Correspondents' Association to award the seat to a real, public news organization: NPR.
Normally this "CREDO" would have passed me by, but they were listed as an advertiser in the NetRoots program book I brought home with me. A benign-looking cell phone company. But upon further inspection on the web, I discover CREDO was started with the explicit purpose of donating a portion of their proceeds to progressive organizations. From their website:
And then — long before "corporate social responsibility" is a buzzphrase — they develop an innovative long distance service where 1% of your charges goes to progressive nonprofits you vote on, your bill serves as a progressive newsletter and your phone company as a progressive lobby.
It's bad enough that we have to fight the constant smear campaigns and appeals to racial paranoia from FOX and the right-wing media. We can't let them have the best seat in the White House press briefing room and the legitimacy that it confers. [sic] Demand that a representative of a legitimate news agency get Helen Thomas' White House Briefing Room seat, not a right-wing shill from FOX.
So bottom line is we have a far-left Obama-loving (and vice-versa, I might add) progressive group MoveOn joining with a cell phone company with a progressive agenda touting the seating of a taxpayer- funded radio station which is supposed to be non-partisan but is left-leaning and conveniently only gives you info they want you to hear. Anyone else see anything wrong with this picture?
OK FoxNews. Where is your petition?
Crossposted at Emerging Corruption
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks