Monday, September 21, 2009

Letter to ABC, NBC, CBS, and Congress

September 15, 2009

National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Public Affairs
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

American Broadcasting Company (ABC) News Public Affairs
7 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) Public Affairs
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

cc. The Honorable Senator Mark Warner
The Honorable Senator Jim Webb
The Honorable Congressman Connelly

To Whom It May Concern,

Please be advised that, because of your grossly partisan stances, including failing to accurately and appropriately report the massive 9/12/2009 March & Rally in Washington D. C. and protest of "big government,” and, your determination to act as a propaganda tool for our radical fascist President Obama, I will no longer watch your news programs. Further, I will encourage my friends to boycott your news and other programming until such time as you return to a programming format that features a fair and balanced presentation of the news.

I was taught in Junior High School that the purpose of the media in a “free and democratic society” like the United States is to objectively report all sides of the issues, allowing the electorate to form opinions for themselves based on the facts. Editorial opinions, in such a context, are reserved for a specially identified location in the newspaper and to a clearly identified place in the news broadcast. You have clearly violated the journalistic principles that I was taught years ago and have turned your broadcasts into propaganda tools of the present administration, whose policies I find abominable.

Dave Hardin
Fairfax VA

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