Thursday, October 30, 2008

On Palin's Records, Contact All Media Outlets

There will be a longer, more comprehensive column later today covering a variety of subjects--not least among them the amazing thirty-minute program for Barack Obama that aired on seven networks yesterday evening, and its likely effects on the race. But this morning I'd like to talk to you about something a little more urgent.

Governor Palin promised last weekend to release her medical records this past Monday. It is now Thursday, and inescapably obvious that she is desperately hoping to stonewall the question until after it would matter to anybody. I am therefore calling on all loyal readers to use the links below to contact the major news-gathering institutions, asking that the McCain campaign be continually asked about this contradiction until we obtain access to the records.
New York Times (this one is an e-mail link)
CBS News (scroll down to the bottom and click "contact us")
ABC News
Los Angeles Times (middle of the page, "e-mail specific news departments")
Time Magazine (another e-mail link, address to "Mark Halperin")
NBC / MSNBC (both are e-mail links)
Anchorage Daily News (e-mails to Erika Bolstad - Washington Bureau)
Chicago Tribune (couldn't get the text verification to work)
Associated Press

Since most of these "contact us" fields are undoubtedly inundated every day with self-marginalizing content, it's essential that we keep the message crisp, polite, and obvious in its intent from the first word, and that as many people as possible join the effort, sending the same message repeatedly, all day long, until the records are released. If telephone calls are within your "bravery level," most of these contact pages also have telephone numbers, too, and this could prove even more effective.

Five days to go!

Dave O'Gorman
("The Key Grip")
Gainesville, Florida


isuyankee said...

I am moving to North Carolina to vote against Elizabeth Dole. Have you seen the "godless" ad?

Dave O'Gorman said...

An unbelievably slimy play that, in the end, won't work.

Me, I'm moving to MN to vote against Norm Coleman and his preposterous, "I've decided I'm not running any negative ads" ploy.

Shake the media about those Palin records, though!!!