Fixing CNBC One Petition Drive At A Time
by Todd Beeton, Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 02:06:19 PM EDT
A few weeks ago, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee launched their FixCNBC campaign to demand that CNBC engage in "responsible journalism that holds Wall Street accountable" and you guys helped drive the number of signatures on their petition to up over 20,000 (after an initial goal of 5k was smashed several times over.) Since the launch of the campaign, we've actually seen some real change at CNBC.
From Sam Stein:
Since the launch of FixCNBC.com, the network has, in fact, made several programming changes. Former DNC Chair Howard Dean was brought on as a regular commentator, and Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington guest hosted CNBC's morning show Squawk Box last week.
"Too often, groups put up online 'petitions' that aren't tied to any larger campaign," Green said of the FixCNBC.com letter. "We wanted to make sure CNBC truly received the message that people want them to do journalism that holds Wall Street accountable. And now we'll focus the energy of over 20,000 people on electing bold progressives to Congress -- candidates who will hold Wall Street accountable."
In order to ensure the petition campaign actually continues to change CNBC for the better, PCCC delivered the petition 20k+ signatures strong to CNBC's headquarters in New Jersey and you can watch the most entertaining petition delivery video I've literally ever seen below.
If you like the video and what PCCC is doing, pitch in a few bucks to help them recoup the costs of making the video (starving video editors need to eat too...)
Great work, PCCC.