Noah T. Winer, the editor of MoveOn.org's online news bulletin has obtained illegally, a list of California school employees email addresses. He is using that email list to promote a boycott/petition of the Fox News Channel and is soliciting for contributions.
Your reading this first before it hits the main news outlets, well at least Fox, because it was my wife who received his email at her school, where she works. It was addressed to her school email address. She has received 6 emails in the past few day from MoveOn.org and some of its affiliates.
His use of public school email addresses is flatly an illegal act that should be stopped immediately by California school districts and should be reported to California's Attorney General Jerry Brown.
So, MoveOn.org wants teachers in California and our kids not to watch Fox. Is the brain washing of our children just around the corner? Are our children now being told in our tax payer paid schools that Fox is bad? Can we now not trust the teachers that see our children every day, more than we do?
MoveOn.org is a 501 c 4 non profit organization used as a political action arm of the democrat party.
Included in this email are many false statements about Fox and why people should not watch Fox until President Obama says its OK.
They mention that my wife is a member of MoveOn.org which she is not.
- UPDATE 10/21 - Today my wife received a email from MoveOn.org thanking her for signing the FOX petition, which she did not do. So, it appears that this petition is also being rigged by its originators.
- UPDATE 10/22 - Today Fox News mentioned on the air that MoveOn.org is sending around a petition for everyone to stop watching Fox on TV. They have not put together the fact that they are soliciting non members from local schools. Emails that are only used for school business and are not normally made public.
I have contacted Fox but have not heard back from them as of 4pm PST 10/20/09.
There is no doubt that President Obama has sent the order out to stop people from watching Fox. This juvenile attempt to stop a "News Channel" that reports the facts that he feels hurts him politically will not work.
Just think we have a President in the White House that will attempt to destroy one of your guaranteed rights in the Bill of Rights for his political gains.
It appears to me that the President we have in the White House is a fascist dictator who will stop at nothing to destroy your rights as citizens and consolidate his power.
This guy has invaded our family, will yours be next ? This is a new level of fear the American People have never felt before.
BELOW IS MOST OF THIS EMAIL
From: Noah T. Winer, MoveOn.org Civic Action [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:35 AM
Subject: Stay off FOX
Clicking here will sign your name:
"Democrats should support President Obama's effort to call out FOX. Please stay off FOX for as long as he does."
Sign the petition
Dear MoveOn member,
All year, FOX has worked 24/7 to block President Obama's agenda—repeating lies about "death panels," promoting Tea Party protests, and whipping up fake political scandals.1
Now, President Obama is fighting back. The White House communications director said FOX is a "wing of the Republican Party...let's not pretend they're a news network."2 To draw attention to its biased coverage, President Obama will not appear on FOX for the rest of this year.3
It's about time Democrats stood up to FOX! Can you sign this petition asking Democrats to support President Obama's stance by staying off FOX as long as he does? We'll deliver it to Democratic leaders. Clicking here will add your name:
The petition says: "Democrats should support President Obama's effort to call out FOX. Please stay off FOX for as long as he does."
Democrats often appear on FOX in hopes of reaching out to conservative viewers. But FOX cuts off their mic, distorts what they say, or runs biased headlines at the bottom of the screen.4 In the end, Democrats always lose on FOX.
FOX insists there's a difference between its news shows and its right-wing opinion shows with Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and others.
But in August, FOX's so-called news shows "aired 22 clips of town hall meeting attendees opposed" to Obama's health care plans and zero in support. CNN and MSNBC were more fair and balanced.5
In another "news" story, FOX passed off a GOP press release as its own research—typo and all.6
FOX executives now describe the channel as "the voice of opposition" to Obama's agenda. FOX president Roger Ailes—a former adviser to Nixon, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush—said, "I see this as the Alamo."7
But a Capitol Hill newspaper reports, "In the House and Senate, Democrats who pledged to follow the administration's near-boycott of Fox were hard to find, although many expressed support for Obama's stance."8
Democrats will only find the courage to join Obama if they hear from enough concerned voters. Sign this petition to ask Democratic leaders to stay off FOX. Clicking here will add your name:
Thanks for all you do.
–Noah, Nita, Michael, Kat, and the rest of the team