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our campaign to block FOX News from taking over the White House
press briefing room seat recently vacated by Helen Thomas.
Time is running out. Last night we sent the first round of signatures
via overnight delivery to the officers of the White House
Correspondents Association board, including journalists from the
New York Times, Reuters, C-Span, and USA Today, and later today
we will hand deliver boxes of signatures to the president of the board.
Amazing. In just 36 hours, 185,000 CREDO Action members joined
our campaign to block FOX News from taking over the White
House press briefing room seat recently vacated by Helen Thomas.
The WHCA board will decide Sunday who will get the seat. We will
continue to update them as signatures pour in with another round of
signatures to be delivered on Saturday, but we need your help to
build on our momentum and take the pressure up a notch.
Tell the White House Correspondents Association: Give the
best seat in the briefing room to NPR, not FOX!
The organizations most actively vying for the seat are FOX, NPR
and Bloomberg News.
But FOX News is a right-wing propaganda outlet, not a legitimate
In recent weeks the network has turned the volume up on its
race-baiting political agenda. The media assault on Shirley
Sherrod is just the latest in a series of racist and politically
motivated attacks on targets like Van Jones, ACORN, and
Eric Holder's Department of Justice.
It's bad enough that we have to fight the constant smear
campaigns and appeals to racial paranoia from FOX and
the right-wing media. We can't let them have the best seat
in the White House press briefing room and the legitimacy
that it confers.
NPR has had a full time White House correspondent since the
1970s. The public radio network regularly reaches 27 million
listeners with its news programming.
The Board of the White House Correspondents Association
will make its final decision during its upcoming board
meeting which has now been rescheduled one day earlier
to Sunday, August 1. So it's urgent that we take action on
behalf of NPR now.
Thank you for working for a better world.
Becky Bond, Political Director CREDO Action from Working Assets
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