October 13th, 2004

New York City/Tri-state folks

Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Playwright Paula Vogel
Out Professionals and LYNX, the new OP women’s network, present Paula Vogel, author of How I Learned to Drive, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Networking and socializing, 6:30 p.m.; beverage bargains. Interview and audience Q&A, 7:30 p.m. Non-members $10, OP members $7. 212.462.9255. outprofessionals.org WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 6:30PM

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Sinclair Broadcasting/anti-Kerry film to air immediately before election--cross-posted

from Oct 9 LA Times:

Conservative TV Group to Air Anti-Kerry Film
* Sinclair, with reach into many of the nation's homes, will preempt prime-time shows. Experts call the move highly unusual.


By Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer

NEW YORK — The conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose television outlets reach nearly a quarter of the nation's homes with TV, is ordering its stations to preempt regular programming just days before the Nov. 2 election to air a film that attacks Sen. John F. Kerry's activism against the Vietnam War, network and station executives familiar with the plan said Friday.

Sinclair's programming plan, communicated to executives in recent days and coming in the thick of a close and intense presidential race, is highly unusual even in a political season that has been marked by media controversies.Read more...Collapse )

Yesterday I got an e-mail about this from a friend who urged me to vociferously boycott Sinclair's advertisers and make it known to them I was doing so.
Here’s a link to a list of Sinclair’s local affiliates:

http://www.boycottsbg.com/advertisers/default.aspx

And here’s a link to a blogger who’s involved in this and has some helpful suggestions. (He’s also worth reading if you don’t already.)

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/

Oh also, if this piece of info helps at all if anyone feels like publicly discrediting the filmmaker, here's my ages-old post on the relationship between the Washington Times and Sun Myung Moon which makes explicit what is implied above.

Here are some more links courtesy of mediabistro's daily news feed, about the movie:

TV GROUP TO AIR ANTI-KERRY FILM

Sinclair, with its reach into many of the nation's homes, will preempt prime-time shows to air a film that attacks Sen. John Kerry's activism against the Vietnam War. Baltimore Sun: Dems claim that Sinclair airing is "illegal contribution" to Bush campaign, writes David Folkenflik. WP: Family's TV clout in Bush's corner.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/lifestyle/bal-te.to.sinclair12oct12,1,4370531.story?coll=bal-pe-today
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25406-2004Oct11.html

I am not sure what a boycott is really going to accomplish by election day, but I thought having all the info out there in one place would spread the word and hopefully help others to come up with other ideas, which I hope to hear about.

x-posted and feel free to x-post and spread this around.
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LA Times today

On page A-13, the "in brief" section. There are 2 side-by-side stories. First, "inmate put to death for gay man's killing" and next to that, "settlement allows group to place anti-gay ads". Neither of these should be confused with A-11's story: "cardinal ridicules same-sex marriages".

oh yeah. it's great to be gay right about now.
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hey, SF people...

My darling baby-dyke cousin just hit Berkeley, and is thinking about staying. To do this, she would need... a place to stay. Know anyone looking for a roommate? Ideally, no higher than $700/mo.

If you can lend a hand, drop me a line and I'll put you in touch.