Show Your Patriotism: Fight the AP's Smear Against Obama

FireDogLake has set up a convenient form to express your outrage by email to local newspapers that carry the slanderous material by Nedra Pickler.

Let's be clear about this, once they take away your patriotism, there's not much left. The article by Nedra Pickler was a hit piece not only on Barack Obama but on all progressives determined not to see a repeat against the next incumbent of the White House -- whoever that might be -- of what the media did to Bill Clinton for 8 long years.

Fight this smear by filling out this form...

Let's put an end to the 'Mighty Wurlitzer' today!

Below is what I sent:

Unacceptable Slander against Obama

As an American, I’d like to strongly object to the kind of "reporting" Nedra Pickler of the AP is engaging in.

In her smear piece "Obama May Face Grilling on Patriotism", Nedra Pickler quotes an announcer from Fox News, a swift-boater from DC and a "dirty-trickster" from New York.

Apparently when Pickler wants to impugn the patriotism of a U.S. Senator and candidate for President, the threshold isn’t very high — any scoundrel will do.

This is the work not of journalism but of propaganda. The whole purpose is to move a smear coming from completely disreputable sources up to a higher level of attention.

The problem is that when you as a newspaper carry slanderous material like this, your credibility as a source of news is equally diminished.

At the very least an apology on your part is in order — either that or some other sign that you disassociate yourselves from this attempt to impugn the patriotism of a candidate for President of the United States.