David Martin, Executive Vice President
MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
Last Thursday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps claimed that the anti-free speech Censorship Doctrine – also mis-known as the “Fairness” Doctrine - is “long gone” and that “it’s not coming back.”
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He also called those concerned with the “Fairness” Doctrine’s return “issue mongering” “conspiracy theorists.”
After considering the long list of Congressional Democrats who have recently called for a return of the mis-named Fairness Doctrine - including , – MRC Founder and President immediately challenged this description of you – our valued MRC Action Team members – as “conspiracy theorists.”
Brent rightly noted “it isn’t a conspiracy theory. It’s a determination to shut down free speech on talk radio.”
Brent then went on the offensive — calling the FCC Chairman’s bluff by calling on him to demand action from Pelosi and Reid:
“Chairman Copps should call on Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to allow a full, fair stand alone vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act.”
Chairman Copps has given us an incredible opportunity. But we MUST follow up his words with our Action!
Brent and the MRC need your help.
Brent wants to force Pelosi and Reid to allow a full, fair stand alone vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act by unleashing a massive grassroots initiative on Capitol Hill in two weeks — one that will result in at least 500,000 citizen contacts with them the moment they get back from their Memorial Day recess!
++ The Time is Now to Learn Where Congress Stands
By getting the Broadcaster Freedom Act a full stand-alone vote, we will learn where each member of Congress stands. Are they for free speech - or are they for the “Fairness” Doctrine!
So beginning on June 1, the MRC will unleash an unparalleled grassroots initiative to protect our Free Speech Rights, and the MRC Action Team will be leading the Free Speech charge!
Starting with hundreds of thousands of petitions, phone calls, faxes and even personal visits, MRC Action Team members will demand the Broadcaster Freedom Act receive a full, fair stand-alone vote! Together, we can force the hand of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and every member of Congress eager to silence conservative speech.
In the days ahead, I am counting on you to help rally and mobilize the extra support we critically need to make this initiative all the more powerful.
+ + 25,000 Additional Free Speech Alliance Petitions Needed
Forward this update to 40-50 friends urging them to do two important things—first, read Brent’s challenge to Copps and Congress, and then sign our petition and join the fight to protect our Free Speech Rights.
With your help, I am confident we will reach and rally an additional 25,000 citizen signers to our petition before launching our major Free Speech initiative on June 1.
Be watching for more email updates on this effort. In the meantime, keep alerting your friends and family to take action with you in the protection of our Free Speech Rights by clicking here.
Thank you again for standing with Brent and the MRC in preserving our Free Speech Rights against this latest liberal assault.
P.S: Brent rightly challenged the charge that you - our MRC Action team members - are “issue mongering” “conspiracy theorists,” and he needs your help to get the Broadcast Freedom Act the full, fair stand-alone vote it deserves. We need to know who in Congress intends to silence talk radio. Forward this message to 40-50 friends, urging them to click here to take immediate action with you.