Monday, March 05, 2007

Fox News Debate: Blogosphere Not Giving Up

Matt Stoller has written another post on the planned presidential debate on Fox News (in Reno in August) on MyDD which is cross-posted on the Daily Kos front-page. While early on the criticism was focused generally on the Nevada State Democratic Party, the attention has now zeroed in on the chief himself - Harry Reid: "Action Item: Senator Reid, Don't Legitimize Fox News"

Through BlogPac, Stoller and the other guys at MyDD have already managed to get 3,500 people to sent e-mails to still-party chairman Tom Collins. Wonder, how much heat Harry Reid is going to feel now:

Senator Reid, the most powerful official in Nevada and a key leader in the national Democratic Party, is either part of these decisions or could substantively accommodate our legitimate concerns. At this point, he's simply being silent and evasive, just like the Nevada Democratic Party (this despite Fox News's constant and baseless attacks on his patriotism and character).

Please call Reid's offices and ask him to not legitimize Fox News as a neutral news outlet. If you are not in Nevada, use this number: 202-224-3542 / Fax: 202-224-7327

If you live in Nevada, use this number, which is restricted to 775 and 702 area codes: 1-866-SEN-REID (736-7343)

It's time to let Senator Reid know that we want him to act like a good Democrat and ensure that the candidate forum in August treats the Democratic Party and our Democratic leaders vying for the Presidency with the respect that they deserve. Treating Fox News as a neutral news outlet by letting them solely host this debate does not do that.

Stoller's post also extensively focuses on what Clark County member of the Nevada State Democratic Party's Executive Board Michael Zahara had to say on this. Zahara is currently the lone voice of discent among top Nevada Democrats and a beacon in a sea of "yeah, Fox News sucks, but..." statements by other Nevada Democrats.

Now, here's my action item of today: Go over to his post on Nevada Today and leave a comment of support for Michael.

1 comment:

Mike said...

I saw a comment there where an Area Coordinator states she is
cutting off all ties to the party here. I hope she reconsiders.
I think at the least we should stick around and fight (and forgive our local leaders for their recent disparaging remarks concerning us dissidents).