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02/27/2003 Entry: "Okay, that's enough of O'Reilly"

From today's Media Whores Online regarding O'Reilly's latest show.

O'Reilly said:

"'Once the war against Saddam Hussein begins, we expect every American to support our military, and if you can't do that, just shut up.

'Americans, and indeed our foreign allies who actively work against our military once the war is underway, will be considered enemies of the state by me.

'Just fair warning to you, Barbra Streisand and others who see the world as you do. I don't want to demonize anyone, but anyone who hurts this country in a time like this, well. Let's just say you will be spotlighted.

'Talking points invites all points of view and believes vigorous debate strengthens the country, but once decisions have been made and lives are on the line, patriotism must be factored in.'

'This does not give the government carte blanche to do anything, but it does give the government the benefit of the doubt at least until that benefit is proven wrong as it was in Vietnam.'"

How much death and destruction will it take before the O'Reilly's of the world realize what the peace movement already knows? How many died in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, on both sides, and at Kent State, before our government decided it really couldn't win that war? Of course the death and destruction of other people, near or far, really means nothing to people like O'Reilly.

But he might like his Wednesday show, so lets hit him where he lives. Please use these addresses and quote his remarks above, point out that Mr. O'Reilly and his public statements stand in the way of America ever becoming a democracy again and that it would be impossible to do business with anyone who supports such hateful speech. Then knock them down and kick them in the bottom line. I won't ask you to be nice and polite in your letters because you readers are nice and polite people down to your fingertips. Here's my letter, which I hope has the right tone (you'll have to scroll down a bit, I'm still figuring out this blogging stuff). Thank you, here is the contact information:

Hummer.com
Email Hummer:
http://www.hummer.com/hummerjsp/contact/email/index.jsp
1-800 REAL 4WD (1-800-732-5493)

Hummer
Attention: Public Relations
PO Box 33177
Detroit, MI 48232-5177

Morgan Stanley
Email Morgan Stanley: genlfeedback@morganstanley.com

Morgan Stanley
Attention: Public Relations
1585 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (212) 761-4000
Fax: (212) 761-0086

Discover Card Members:
Email Discover: websupport@service.discovercard.com
1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683).

Discover Card Customer Service
Discover Financial Services
Attention: Public Relations
P.O. Box 30943
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0943

Thank you.

Oh, and just in case you're wondering, during Gulf War I, I did support our troops. First I supported not sending them and then I supported bringing them home.

Here's my letter:

Ginger Mayerson, PO Box 31513, LA CA 90031-0513

February 27, 2003

To:

Dear:

Last night on The O'Reilly Factor, Mr. O'Reilly said the following:

"Once the war against Saddam Hussein begins, we expect every American to support our military, and if you can't do that, just shut up.

"Americans, and indeed our foreign allies who actively work against our military once the war is underway, will be considered enemies of the state by me.

"Just fair warning to you, Barbra Streisand and others who see the world as you do. I don't want to demonize anyone, but anyone who hurts this country in a time like this, well. Let's just say you will be spotlighted.

"Talking points invites all points of view and believes vigorous debate strengthens the country, but once decisions have been made and lives are on the line, patriotism must be factored in."

Is it really part of your corporate policy and corporate culture to support this kind of fear mongering, hateful speech? Dissent is vital to a healthy democracy. Suppress it, as Mr. O'Reilly demands, and you have totalitarianism. And I take very serious issue with this:

"This does not give the government carte blanche to do anything, but it does give the government the benefit of the doubt at least until that benefit is proven wrong as it was in Vietnam."

Excuse me? How much death and destruction will it take before the O'Reilly's of the world realize what the peace movement already knows? How many died in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, on both sides, and at Kent State before our government decided it really couldn't win that war? Of course the death and destruction of other people, near or far, really means nothing to people like O'Reilly, he has nothing to lose.

I realize that it is my choice to pay attention to Mr. O'Reilly, but it is also my choice whether I buy your products and encourage my friends to do so. The way I'm feeling right now, all I would say about you and to you is: Shame on you for advertising on the O'Reilly Factor and supporting that vile man in his wicked posturing.

I encourage you to end your support of his show. Thank you for your attention to this letter.

Sincerely,

Ginger Mayerson

 

 

 

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