Tuesday, April 19, 2005

N.C. Newspapers on MoveOn.org Hit List

Michelle Malkin is reporting that MoveOn.org has started a "grass-roots" letter-writing campaign, encouraging its left-wing supporters to flood newspapers in North Carolina with letters to the editor attacking Republicans in their efforts to appoint judges.

Michelle lists MoveOn.org's GOP-blasting "talking points" as well as a list of newspapers the organization is targeting, which include: . . .

The Carolina Peacemaker
The High Point Enterprise
The Times-News
[Burlington, I assume]
The Kernersville News
The Charlotte Observer
The News & Observer
The Roanoke Times
Winston-Salem Journal

It's interesting to note that one major newspaper smack-dab in the middle of this particular geographical area, our own Greensboro News & Record, is not included on the hit list.

Michelle, who has done a Nexis search that has turned up quite a few of these "fake" letters already out there, reports that the MoveOn.org site proclaims: "Our Progress So Far. So far, we've submitted 11,388 letters to 1,292 newspapers."

UPDATE: I found out last night (April 20) that the source Michelle credits for bringing this to her attention is fellow Greensboro blogger Chip Atkinson. Good job, Chip!


At Tuesday, April 19, 2005 4:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the last election, I've probably seen the editorial section of the local paper about 5 times. It seems to me that the have done away with a lot of the red meat stuff. Am I just catching them on a bad day?

If they are toning it down, these paper spammers won't do much good. But just in case, I would forward your piece to Judy down at the Observer and encourage her not to print them-- or at least put a disclaimer on it.

P.S. Just kiddin' about the Tammy comment...

the Heckler

At Monday, April 25, 2005 9:43:00 AM, Anonymous Chip Atkinson said...

Thanks for the plug! Checkout Edcone.com and scroll to his Sunday entry about judicial appointments. Look at comments- I'm getting grilled! Put your two cents in.


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