Take a Moment, Please

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?


  1. Another result of the TV networks being gobbled up by corporations. It’s the same cowardly bottom-line attitude that led the networks to trumpet Bush’s lies that led us to war in Iraq. Nothing much has changed in five years. But, since hope springs eternal, I signed the petition. Thanks for keeping us updated on this.

  2. Thanks Mike.

    If we don’t keep hope, we got nothin’.

    See you in Denver, huh? You know I’m going to come over and visit the Wyoming delegation….

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