Coalition Takes Action Against Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Other Right-Wing Media Mavens by Launching StopTheWitchHunt.org

Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:20pm EDT

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Coalition Takes Action Against Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Other Right-Wing
Media Mavens by Launching StopTheWitchHunt.org


WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released
today by StopTheWitchHunt.org:

This Halloween, take action against the lies and hate speech that Glen Beck,
Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, Paul Brown, and Pat Buchanan have been spewing in a
nationwide witch hunt.  

Echo Justice, a coalition of national and local organizations launched a
multi-media counter to the right-wing's echo chamber.  StopTheWitchHunt.org is
a newly formed multimedia watch dog portal that will use social media and
mobile communications to take a grassroots stand and "call out" the
mischaracterizations and hate speech that has been going on for too long.

"History has taught that bad things happen when good people are silent," says
Makani Themba- Nixon, Executive Director of The Praxis Project and a member of
the Echo Justice coalition.  "StoptheWitchHunt.org allows us to confront these
scare tactics and make our voices heard."

The website is designed to give voice to the millions of Americans who believe
it is time for talk-show hosts and elected officials to stop stoking the
racial anxieties of the fringes of America.  

Beck and his fellow band of hooligans have been telling scary stories about
President Obama whom Limbaugh has disrespectfully referred to as "the little
black man child."  Beck recently accused the biracial President of having "a
deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."   And he has
attacked a number of key Administration officials accusing them of being
socialist and anti-American.  Limbaugh, who has a history of making racially
charged remarks about Obama, has called the mixed-race president "a halfrican
American."  Days before the President's inauguration in January, Limbaugh
said, "I hope he fails" - the verbal equivalent of putting a razor blade in a
candy apple.


StoptheWitchHunt.org is just the beginning of a multi-media campaign to
support a new resistance to these Halloween Goons.  Visit stopthewitchhunt.org
or text WITCHHUNT to 228466 to build public support for a more responsible
journalism.    



SOURCE  StopTheWitchHunt.org

Karlos Schmeider, +1-505-363-4962, karlos@centerformediajustice.org
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