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!

2 Comments:

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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