Turning the lights on in media blackout Arizona
By Judi McLeod Friday, August 13, 2010
Earth to Arizona mainstream media: patriots are already piercing sparks of bright light through your media blackout.
“Media censorship in Arizona has now become quite blatant. Can
Canada Free Press help,” patriot Annette McHugh writes CFP this
morning. “Not only do the anti-SB1070 protesters get more media
coverage than the pro-SB1070 supporters, but now there is blatant,
unconstitutional censorship occurring in Arizona of media attempts to
silence Conservative voices, activities, rallies, press releases and
press conferences of Arizona Tea Parties!”
It seems that silence is not golden but deafening in Senator John McCain country.
“We’re asking for all Tea Party members, those who identify with the
foundational principles of the Tea Party Movement, as well as
individuals from every political party and ideology who value the First
Amendment rights which apply to EVERYONE, to take quick action to bring
this atrocity to the attention of our National news media,” writes
McHugh. “Our attempts for local media acknowledgement and response has
gone ignored repeatedly! No matter which political candidate you
support, no matter which political party you most identify with, we all
agree that First Amendment rights apply to every individual—EVEN
CONSERVATIVES! Please contact, email, call every media organization in
your state, even outside the U.S. to send this message quite loudly. WE
WILL NOT BE SILENCED!”
Good thing the Tea Parties are including the international media in
their call for help, as it seems that the British media and CFP care
more about US media blackouts than does the American mainstream media.
McHugh’s concerns are echoed by Pam Stevenson, AZ Director, Tea Party
Patriots: “Last week the media was invited to the Press conference
announcing that 16 Arizona TEA Parties were supporting/endorsing J.D.
Hayworth for the senate race. Although media representatives showed up
from local TV stations, radio stations and newspapers—NONE of them ran
the story,” Stevenson wrote in an SOS to patriots.
The media drank the bottled water, fanned themselves in the
oppressive heat, returned to their offices and disappeared under a wall
of it-didn’t-happen silence.
“Regardless of your choice for senate candidate; this should be a BIG
red flag that the media can shut out the news if it does not fit with
their agenda, says Stevenson. “Interesting enough, when John McCain ran
for office in 2008, he complained that the media was in the tank for
Obama and he did not receive adequate press coverage. Now the tables
have turned and McCain is the more progressive candidate so the media is
shutting out news that can get a more conservative candidate elected.
“Please alert your groups that the media has shut us down and we need
to let the nation know that we will not be silent. We need to have
hundreds of Tea Party members emailing their complaints and then
blasting their phone lines if they ignore our emails.
“TEA Party Nation and ALIPAC have already made statements to alert
their members of this injustice. Please get this information out to
everyone you now and ask them to tell the media they want to know the
activities of the TEA Party groups. We reserve our right to Free
Meanwhile, the Tea Party Movement has two mighty weapons to fight off
the media blackout in Sen. John McCain country: Word of mouth and
taking the story viral via the mightier-than-media Internet.
Somewhere the light is starting to pierce the darkness in media blackout Arizona.
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