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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:03 PM
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Mad as Hell Doctors are getting ZERO media coverage..
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 04:05 PM by Joanne98
Please email Maddow and ask her to have them on..

rachel@msnbc.com

Here's their website..

http://www.madashelldoctors.com /

On September 8, 2009 a group of dedicated Oregon physicians will take the message of Universal Health Care "on the road" in a wrapped and branded Motor Home headed for Washington D.C. Our cross-country mission: to stop in big cities and whistle stops alike, conducting pre-booked, local and national media appearances for a curious press. Every move we make along the way will be recorded on camera and then edited and uploaded to the internet that same day. This will allow our Mad As Hell Doctors Tour to leverage the edited video segments on social networking web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, et al. In this way, our effort becomes an unprecedented hybrid of reality television and political activism that offers people the opportunity to follow us, in real time, as our story unfolds. The message will be unmistakable: caravan with us to Washington and help make a public demonstration of support for Single Payer Health Care that will be heard around the world.


Imagine a meeting in Lafayette Park on September 30th...
Thousands of cars pulling into Washington D.C., with Winnie in the lead, headed for a single payer rally in front of the White House. The sidewalks are filled with supporters carrying signs in support of the Mad As Hell Doctors who have captured the imagination and the ignited the passion of their fellow citizens. We wave and honk at the camera crews, as do the endless line of cars behind us, as we wend our way toward the White House. On every antenna, on the backside of every car, and flapping like flags from sidewalk supporters, is the symbol of this new movement: the White Ribbon.




When we arrive, we go directly to a conference table with chair for all the doctors - plus one for President Obama. From our place in front of the White House lawn we place a call to President Obama, requesting again that he meet with to discuss the social, moral and fiscal imperative of instituting a true single payer system at this moment in our history. Meanwhile, the throngs of single-payer true believers are passing out ribbons to the press, to pedestrians and to the multitude of people waiting for the President to Arrive. Politicians, celebrities, entertainers and hand selected citizens stand at the microphone one after the other, offering testimonials and expressing outrage at a corrupted health care system that puts profit before people. Our message to the President and Congress is clear:


Single Payer is the Solution. We Demand it Now.


We know it's going to take a miracle to make this happen. It's going to take boldness, courage, commitment, a busload of faith and a lot of resources to rally the American people to the cause of Single Payer. But with hundreds of thousands of voices, all singing in unison, in the same place, at the same, we will not be denied.


Please help us make this movement a reality. It's now or never for Single Payer. Help us construct a miracle.



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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:05 PM
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1. I had Mad As Hell Doctors on the show I produce on Monday.
The Sam Greenfield Show. (http://www.samgreenfield.net )

AND Dr. Paul Hochfeld is returning in the near future.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:06 PM
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3. Thank you so much.
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:06 PM
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2. I believe one was on the Ed Shultz Show last night. n/t
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:09 PM
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4. They were but they need more coverage. The MSM is ignoring them even when

Their in their cities...
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 04:46 PM
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5. One word: OPRAH.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 04:54 PM by earth mom
We all need to write Oprah and get her to get these Docs on her show.

Send Oprah your show suggestions here:
https://www.oprah.com/ord/plugform.jsp?plugId=216


p.s. Don't know if it will work, but it's worth a try.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:33 PM
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16. It would be great if someone with the media power of Oprah would back
this, however, I doubt if Oprah considers it as something to push on her show. It's not feely good like she likes.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:37 PM
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6. nets love nasty loud cretins with hate in their hearts
loud angry intelligent folks with bankbooks, compassion, and the keys to the logic machine?

Not so much...
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:09 PM
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7. I'm an Honorary Mad As Hell Doctor !!
I'm looking forward to joining them here in DC next week. 'tis quite a shame they haven't received more press.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:23 PM
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8. Excellent. Good luck to you!
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:35 PM
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9. knr - also sign their letter to President Obama at their website n/t
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:49 AM
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10. K&R Here's their YouTube channel with a video diary, please rate and comment on the vids
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 02:24 AM
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11. Done. This actually works better than their website
I look at the YT channel page and it looks like there's a lot going on. Their own site and the press kit is...bad. Many people won't give it a second look :-/
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jotsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:45 AM
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12. Reached out to a few venues,
Democracy Now, Bernie Sanders, and Brave New Films. Got no response. Started weeks in advance of the event and have asked hear at DU to help get word out. The MSM doesn't seem to want any coverage of HR676. Guess I lack the expertise to force the issue. Not satisfied with the black out, but not sure what to do about it.
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:15 PM
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13. Maybe because they chose a very unprofessional name just to be clever? n/t
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:16 PM
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14. Ed Schultz had them on recently.
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 01:18 PM by Overseas
But I'd love to see more of them for sure.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 01:18 PM
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15. they don't play into the media's attempt to destroy universal healthcare
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Jkid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:48 PM
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17. The real reason why you'll never see single payer covered in MSN.
Because if they did, the health insurance industry will either inevitability go bankrupt a year after HR 676 is launched (Because it takes a year of it to get set up) or will downsize to provide supplemental insurance coverage.

They're trying to protect their vampires as long as possible.
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