Keep Piling On The Pressure
by Chris Bowers, Thu Feb 08, 2007 at 12:57:04 PM EST
- Already, more than
1,020 1,150 1,2701,525 people have sent emails to the news organizations who produced shoddy, stenographed stories on the Edwards bloggers yesterday.
- Yesterday, you sent emails to Nedra Pickler of the AP asking her to point out Donahue's history of racially intolerant statements. Not only did she comply, in her new story, she included the exact same Donahue quote you asked her to include. You pressure works.
- Salon is now reporting that it was pressure from the liberal blogosphere that allowed Marcotte and McEwan to keep their jobs. I don't know if this is true, but it could be taken as a very strong indication that your pressure is working. Either way, it gives us lots of cred.
- Media Matters and MoveOn.org have engaged this fight as well. You are not alone in applying pressure. It is coming from all regions of the new progressive infrastructure.
- William Donahue is scared to death of you. He just promised a nationwide campaign to fight the success you have made possible. Ha! Bring it on. It is about time this wingnut is exposed, and the media shamed for treating him like a mainstream Catholic figure in the first place.
This is lightning in a bottle, and a potentially pivotal turning point in turning back the right-wing smear machine. Be a part of it.