Monday, September 13, 2004

Take action against Pravda^H^H^H^H^H^H CBS, Part II

The latest smear by CBS/Viacom against President Bush appears to be a blatant violation of federal election law.

If you're unfamiliar with the Rathergate scandal, here are two articles to get you up to speed: Sun Times: CBS Falls For Kerry Campaign's Fake Memo and American Spectator: Kerry Campaign & DNC Involved with Fraud?. They describe CBS' apparent attempts to influence the presidential election using forged documents and rigged testimony.

When given the chance to acknowledge and retract their story, they have refused. Thus, the proud "CBS News" brand, so valuable in years past, has continued on its slide to irrelevance. And, in the process, it's become a laughingstock.

Here's how you can help fight CBS' apparent attempts at election-rigging:

Boycott CBS Petition
Demand a Retraction from CBS News
File a complaint against CBS (may be down right now, for obvious reasons)

CBS Television Group
51 W 52nd St # 35
New York, NY 10019
(212) 975-4321
CBS News FAX is (212) 975-1998
60 Minutes Spokesperson: Kelli Edwards 212-975-6795

CBS News Comments
Answering machine: 212-975-3248 - Leave a complaint about CBS egregious use of fraudulent documents and rigged testimony

60 Minutes
524 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Feedback line: 212-975-3247 - Call and complain about CBS' egregious use of fraudulent documents and rigged testimony

Email Leslie Moonves, President/CEO, CBS
Email Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman of Viacom/CBS
Email a complaint to the FCC

Suggestions for remarks (be polite, but stay on point):

"As a [prospective] shareholder, I'm extremely dismayed with CBS News' use of fraudulent memos and rigged testimony in order to influence the presidential election. Dan Rather and his associates have effectively destroyed what little brand equity remained with the CBS News name. These acts continue to decimate shareholder value and I believe that senior management must take action before the entire situation implodes. Thank you very much. My name is [ ] and my phone number is [ ]."

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