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Archives 2004

  1. Editorial - Protests Against Fox for False Advertising (
      "While Fox has no legal obligation to be 'fair' or 'balanced,' the Federal Trade Commission Act requires that it not use deceptive ads to promote its programs. By any objective standards, FNC’s programming is neither 'fair' nor 'balanced,' For example:"

      "FNC Network management instructs line producers and correspondents to structure their coverage of events in a way that specifically promotes the positions of the current Administration and the Republican Party." 9-04

  1. -Editorial - Pro-Kerry from Crawford, Texas (
      "Few Americans would have voted for George W. Bush four years ago if he had promised that, as President, he would:"

      -"Empty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same time slash Social Security benefits."

      -"Cut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans’ benefits and military pay."

      -"Eliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent."

      -"Give tax cuts to businesses that sent American jobs overseas, and, in fact, by policy encourage their departure."

      -"Give away billions of tax dollars in government contracts without competitive bids."

      -"Involve this country in a deadly and highly questionable war, and"

      "Take a budget surplus and turn it into the worst deficit in the history of the United States, creating a debt in just four years that will take generations to repay."

      "These were elements of a hidden agenda that surfaced only after he took office."

      "The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened agenda."

      "Today, we are endorsing his opponent, John Kerry, based not only on the things that Bush has delivered, but also on the vision of a return to normality that Kerry says our country needs."

      "Four items trouble us the most about the Bush administration: his initiatives to disable the Social Security system, the deteriorating state of the American economy, a dangerous shift away from the basic freedoms established by our founding fathers, and his continuous mistakes regarding terrorism and Iraq." 9-04

  2. Editorial - Fox News and the Loss of Real Political Discourse (
      "As Robert Greenwald's film 'Outfoxed' generates controversy and acclaim, AlterNet joins in a major campaign to challenge Fox as a partisan news channel – a 24/7 commercial for a political party, and an insult to America's media consumers." 9-04

  3. Editorial - Saudi Link to Terrorists (
      "When congressional investigators issued their report on 9-11… there were 28 pages missing. 28 pages of evidence that the Saudi government funded the terrorists who killed nearly 3000 Americans." 9-04

  1. 12-05-04 Counter-Inaugral Protest (
      "We cannot wait another 4 years to stand against the war and rampant social injustice of another Bush Administration. A coalition of social, political, and religious activists have come together to protest the coronation of George W. Bush. We invite you and all your friends and family to join hundreds of thousands in the streets of Washington, DC." 12-04

  2. Petition to Contest the 2004 Election (
      "When Congress reconvenes in January, at least 14 members of the House of Representatives will challenge the validity of the 2004 election. They will request an immediate investigation into many problems and irregularities encountered in the election."

      "According to the Electoral Count Act of 1887, one senator and one House Representative are required to contest an election prior to inauguration. We have the representatives; we still need a senator. Please let Senator Boxer know that we want her to be that senator." 12-04

  3. Stop Sinclair - Federal Law (
      "Airing a blatantly partisan film that attacks a specific candidate, as scheduled content, over PUBLIC AIRWAYS is against FCC regulations and FEC election law."

      "Electioneering Restrictions and Disclosure Under The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), state: 'funds from corporations (whether nonprofit or for-profit entities) and unions may not be used to pay for "electioneering communications", which are broadcast, cable, or satellite communications that:

      - refer to a clearly identified Federal candidate,

      - are broadcast within 60 days before the general election of the candidate or within 30 days before the party primary, convention, or caucus that nominates the candidate,

      - are targeted to the "relevant electorate," i.e., over 50,000 persons in the State or district that the candidate seeks to represent.' "

      "Exemptions are provided for news stories, commentaries, editorials, and candidate debates and forums. BCRA gives the FEC authority to make additional exemptions, so long as they do not promote, support, attack, or oppose a Federal candidate." 10-04


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