"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

July 17, 2006

A plea from Media Matters for America:

In America today, dozens of conservative pundits make their living by being hateful. The media use these pundits -- such as Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, and Melanie Morgan -- to provide knee-jerk right-wing commentary and to create controversy. These pundits thrive in the role of professional hate merchants, enhancing their name recognition and reaping financial windfalls from book sales.

As media consumers, we must urge the media to stop giving these right-wing pundits a platform. America deserves to hear honest, reasoned debate, not mudslinging by right-wing hatemongers.

We've started a petition urging the media to stop promoting and giving a platform to these hate merchants. Click here to add your name and take a stand for honest debate in our nation's media.

We're working with other organizations to spread the word about this important campaign. When you add your name to the list, you will join others across the country in calling on the media to restore a degree of integrity to news broadcasts and other content.

Some media outlets are waking up. Just this week, The Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, decided to drop Coulter's column. With our efforts, more and more media outlets will realize that the hate spread by Coulter and others like her is unwelcome and unnecessary.

Please add your name today, and urge your friends to add their names too.

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