Thursday, October 29, 2009

Action Alert: DeFox America

While checking out News Hounds this morning, I came across the following petition:


Dear Congress member,

I am writing to urge you to join me in "Defoxing America."

Fox "News" personalities are pushing an agenda that is dangerous to ordinary Americans. Using tactics such as placing individuals singled out for censure on a blackboard and linking them to murderous dictators like Josef Stalin, Fox News has deliberately created an atmosphere of hysteria that they have used to attack organizations and individuals fighting for the issues that matter most to working families. I urge you to stand up to these new McCarthy-ite tactics by voting against any unconstitutional legislation that singles out specific organizations. This includes the Continuing Resolution that cuts off Federal support to the national anti-poverty group ACORN.

Don't let Glenn Beck's blackboard dictate the people's agenda. Stand up and "Defox America".

I signed it!  Won’t you join me?


Mathieu Demers said...

Chavez was right.

No opposition should be tolerated.

We must begin by closing down their TV stations.

TomCat said...

Mathieu of the blank ID and party line talking point. Where in this article did anyone suggest closing down your ministry of propeganda? Nowhere! The point is to debunk the lies, not eliminate them. n Before you goose-step on GOP Kool Aid, friend, at least read the article. Otherwise, you may appear foolish.

Jo said...

I still think you folks would be starting down a slippery slope if you did that, Tom. It would be too easy to set a precedent, and then one day the tables may turn, which unfortunately they always do.

I think the best people should do is to hit the "off" button.

We have a *cough* newspaper in Canada called "The Canadian Free Press". It is really a right-wing American publication, and some of the articles in it are beyond unbelievable. They actually make Faux News look liberal...! But closing it down would be a big mistake. Ignoring it is the best thing to do, in my opinion.

Lisa G. said...


TomCat said...

Thanks, Lisa!!

Josie, there must be something in the water, because nothing in my post or the attendant video and petition suggests closing it down. The method here for DeFoxing America is to counter their lies with a campaign of telling the truth to power while pointing out their lies as lies.

rjs said...

Why wasn't it Glenn Beck???

TomCat said...

Thanks RJ.