At the Open Letter To Chris Matthews blog there is a new push, asking readers to contact MSNBC, and a few of their advertisers, asking Chris Matthews for an apology for comparing people like us to Osama bin Laden.
This Frequently Asked Questions post expains why we are so upset, what Matthews said, what we want, and how readers can help pressure for an apology.
6. What will it take for you to call off your protest?
Chris Matthews and the senior management of MSNBC need to publicly apologize for comparing American critics of the war in Iraq to terrorist Osama bin Laden, and both must commit to stop functioning as an adjunct of the right-wing noise machine and to start acting like objective journalists.
We are trying to stop this “Democrats = Terrorists” mantra now, before it becomes even more dangerous.
The President launched this campaign, using “the language of treason”, saying that Democrats are providing “comfort to our adversaries.” The usual suspects then began to echo the charge, saying that Democrats = Terrorists.
Then a supposedly responsible journalist on a supposedly major media outlet compared Democrats to bin Laden, and we decided we have had enough.
If you have had enough of this, make a stand. Visit Open Letter to Chris Matthews and add YOUR voice to this effort.