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The No-Poop Zone: colorofchange.org

I love the colorofchange.com campaign to bitch-slap Fox Noise ifor their incredibly racist actions including referring to Michelle Obama as Barack's baby momma, referring to Lynching Parties and the use of  other inflammatory and racist terminology.

Quoted from a colorofchange.org outreach email, "

Dear _______,
On Wednesday, Fox got a taste of what can happen when folks who care about racial justice come together and push back. The seconds you took to sign the Fox petition helped create a major story in the mainstream media. Here's how it unfolded on Wednesday:

1:00 p.m. Your signature was printed off at a New York City Kinko's along with 620,126 others--filling 19 big boxes.

2:00 p.m. The signatures were piled in front of Fox's national headquarters at 6th Avenue and 48th Street.

3:15 p.m. Hip hop star Nas (whose new album had just risen to #1 on the Billboard charts hours earlier) joined over 100 ColorOfChange.org members and delivered the petitions to Fox on behalf of ColorOfChange, MoveOn, and Brave New Films.

3:30 p.m. Fox refused to accept the petitions. (Sometimes, the truth hurts.)

4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. News of Fox's racism and the star-studded petition delivery made its way around the world--with stories in Vibe, Rolling Stone, Billboard, USA Today, Associated Press, Reuters, Bossip, Huffington Post, MTV, OpenLeft, and over 200 other places.

11:30 p.m. Stephen Colbert welcomed Nas as his guest on the Colbert Report and dedicated over half of his show to Fox's racism. The boxes containing our signatures were stacked prominently on Colbert's set in place of his normal interview table and chairs--and he conducted the entire interview surrounded by petitions! Then, Nas performed his new song "Sly Fox," which is all about Fox's racism.

Since then, our powerful message to Fox keeps spreading, and they're sounding desperate. True to form, Fox responded with a racially insensitive statement comparing our partner MoveOn to the Klan -- yes, the KKK! It's outrageous -- comparing an organization that works everyday to engage citizens in politcs to a hate group that hunted and murdered Black people in a reign of terror. It's another example of how far Fox will go, but it also shows that they can't address the real issue -- their racist attacks -- because they have no defense.

But the fight's not over. This week, we changed the conversation about Fox and we'll keep bringing the heat -- watch for a message for us in about a week for next steps. But for now, enjoy the video of Wednesday's petition delivery and the video of Colbert.



Stand by colorofchange.org to help make Fox and friends accountable for their racists mudslinging propaganda that they spin on behalf of the white house and consrvative republicans.

The truth is that the  REPUBLICANS  CAN'T WIN A CAMPAIGN RUN ON THE ISSUES. They know they'll lose on the issues and therefore must run a campaign based on lies, disassembly, revisionism and baseless attacks


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Aug. 2nd, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Name change
I changed my LJ username this morning and it de-friended me from all your friends lists.

Former name: shamangirl

Please re-add me. Thanks!
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