August 2 update
Sorry to say Fox News has a front row seat.
July 31 2010
As early as tomorrow, the White House Correspondents’ Association will decide which news organization will be awarded a recently-vacated front-row center seat in the White House briefing room.
The contenders? National Public Radio, Bloomberg News—and Fox.
Yes, Fox—which we all know is actually a tool in the right-wing propaganda machine, not a legitimate news organization. They simply don’t deserve the best seat in the White House briefing room—a seat held for years by journalist Helen Thomas until she retired recently.
So we’re joining our friends at CREDO Action to petition the Correspondents’ Association to award the seat to a real, public news organization: NPR.
Can you sign the petition today? Tell the Correspondents’ Association to give the best seat in the briefing room to NPR, not Fox.
The petition says, “Give Helen Thomas’ former briefing room seat to NPR, which has provided public interest coverage for decades—not Fox, which is a right-wing propaganda tool, not a legitimate news organization.”
Then, please forward this email to your friends and post on Facebook and Twitter so we can spread the news faster. Already 200,000 people have signed onto this call through CREDO Action. Help us get up to 300,000 before the meeting on Sunday!
Winning this seat would give Fox legitimacy it simply doesn’t deserve—not after years of race-baiting, smears against progressives and Democrats, and spreading right-wing propaganda 24/7.
So instead we’re calling on the Association to award the seat to one of our nation’s premiere news organizations, which has served the public for years and currently reaches an audience of 27 million.
Will you sign the petition today? Just click here: http://pol.moveon.org/nprvsfox/?id=22189-6729775-O__W5Ox&t=4
Source: Move On .org