|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
AUGUST 26, 2004
|CONTACT: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting
Newsroom: (212) 633-6700
Join FAIR at the March on the Media in New York
NEW YORK - August 26 - Wednesday, September 1, 7-10 pm. Converge at 52nd Street and the west side of 6th Avenue http://marchonthemedia.org/
For the past few years, the mainstream media have marched in lockstep with the Bush administration. Now it's time to march on the media.
Whether the issue is the Iraq war, the 2000 Florida recount, the Patriot Act or post- 9/11 detentions, the mainstream media have behaved more like lapdogs than watchdogs. We come to challenge their domination of the public discourse and to celebrate what the people of the world are achieving through new independent media based on responsibility and a commitment to justice.
Organized by FAIR, Paper Tiger TV and other media activists, the march will be simulcast on WBAI 99.5 FM, New York's Pacifica station. Bring a radio so you can be sure to hear the lineup of great speakers, emceed by FAIR's Peter Hart.
MARCH ON THE MEDIA Wednesday, September 1st
7:00 Converge on 52nd street at 6th Avenue across from CBS. 8:00 Rally at Time Life/CNN plaza at 50th Street and 6th Ave. 9:00 Rally at FOX 48th Street and 6th Ave.
For updated information including transportation and route changes, go to: http://marchonthemedia.org/