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spacemanspiff Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:59 PM
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Active Duty Troops Appeal for Redress up to 713: Corporate Media Desperate to Discredit
esterday morning FOX & Friends ran two separate segments claiming that - through its public relations firm, Fenton Communications - is recruiting active-duty soldiers for political purposes. They based their report on an article that appeared in the New York Sun. The Sun story mentioned by name twice.

Reporter Eli Lake wrote: Yesterday, a company that does public relations for the liberal activist political action committee, Fenton Communications, organized a conference call for reporters and three active-duty soldiers to unveil the soldiers anti-war group Appeal for Redress. Later on, Lake quoted FOX News Military Analyst Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney as saying I think it is shameful because the timing is so close to the election. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. The soldiers should be ashamed of themselves for being duped into this. It is to be expected from a group. They have no standards.

Thankfully the NewHounds (we watch FOX so you dont have to) have put these lies to rest

I went to the website of Appeal for Redress and checked their sponsoring organizations. They are Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out and Veterans for Peace. No mention of anywhere on the site.

The client list for Fenton Communications does not include Appeal for Redress, Veterans for Peace or Iraq Veterans Against the War but does include Military Families Speak Out. Additionally, is a client among many, many others.

I searched MoveOns site and could not locate this particular campaign at all.

Im a member of I get frequent emails about their various programs. I just checked my past 100 emails and I have not received information on this topic.

It looks as if our troops have hit a nerve, and it is our job as the blogging community to turn up the volume on their requests to bring the troops home from Iraq. Do whatever you can to spread the word, especially to other active duty members of the military. They need and deserve our respect and support. Please follow through on this simple request on the appeal for redress website

Several members of Congress have expressed interest in receiving the Appeal for Redress.

Click here to send the Appeal to your elected representatives.

These troops have so bravely signed up to protect our nation from harm, it is time for us to do our duty to protect them. ...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:07 PM
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1. The military-industrial complex must be supported by all its units
That includes the popular media, a large part of whose funding comes through agencies vitally interested in maintaining the militarization of our country and our culture. When questions arise about the wisdom of spending over a billion dollars a day on defense when so many more pressing needs are neglected, the forces of militarization must come out forcefully against any such questioning. It's not good for the corporations and the military to have their flow of taxpayer dollars in peril, just as a person fights hard against being deprived of oxygen.
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