Archive for May 15th, 2008

by jhwygirl

Dave Crisp of Billings Blog has a nice synopsis of the doings at Yellowstone County Democrat’s annual Truman Dinner this past weekend.

Don’t miss it.

by jhwygirl

I try not to pimp this blog out too much for personal causes, but I’m going to openly depart from that now to ask our readers to take a moment here to sign a petition at Media Matters, calling on the major news networks to report on the symbiotic relationship between military analysts and the network news.

I’ve blogged about this issue here and here and here.

From Media Matters:

In the face of a largely silent media, members of Congress – including Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Carl Levin (D-MI), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), and Russ Feingold (D-WI), and Reps. Paul Hodes (D-NH), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Ike Skelton (D-MO), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and John Dingell (D-MI) – have taken prompt action by calling for congressional hearings and investigations by the Department of Defense, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Communications Commission.

Notice there is not one Republican on that list. I’ve also mentioned before that the right-wing blogosphere – including Montana’s conservative bloggers – have been silent on this too. How could they be silent to this in the face of this slap on the face of the troops? With so many Montanans serving?

Signing that petition shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds or so….and if you have maybe 5 minutes to spare, why not take time to draft a short email to send to the email addresses that are provided on the side of that page I link to with the petition?


from Pete Talbot

Seminal Montana bloggers Matt Singer and Jay Stevens over at Left in the West were chosen to represent Montana at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Howard Dean even sent them a personalized video!

We await your posts with bated breath.

(We wanted to link readers to a Missoulian piece on the subject but, as often as not, it couldn’t be found online.)

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