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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Alabama Educational Television Commission: Keep Religious Right Propaganda Off Public Television.

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: censorship, media, ethics, politics, news, usa, freedoms )

- 2145 days ago -
Two senior employees of Alabama Public Television who objected to airing a TV series produced by right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton -- a Religious Right activist who supports imprisoning gay people were fired for expressing their views.

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Sue H (7)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:04 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

. (0)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:05 pm
noted and commented; appalling.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 6, 2012, 12:19 pm
For Americans only, I'm afraid. Maddening.

Television like this is just plain unacceptable here in Europe. I don't know why Americans are prepared to put up with it. Is this what masquerades as freedom of speech?

Terry King (113)
Friday July 6, 2012, 4:55 pm

Carol H (229)
Friday July 6, 2012, 5:03 pm
signed and noted

Stephen Brian (23)
Friday July 6, 2012, 6:14 pm
I lack standing to petition bodies of U.S. government, but if I had it, I would probably sign.

I don't like having any propaganda being given free airtime by public broadcasters. The trouble is that it is very difficult for people to recognize propaganda with which they agree. It just looks like normal factual education to its followers, sometimes mixed with what looks, to them, like reasonable analysis. That's one reason I want to see some objective, strong, impartial guidelines on what constitutes propaganda as I do not trust anyone to make the necessary judgment-call.

Judy C (97)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:59 pm
Signed. Thanks Cal.

Michela M (3964)
Friday July 6, 2012, 8:53 pm
US only.....not allowed to sign

Susanne R (235)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:43 pm
WHY do the personal opinions of David Barton and the members of the Alabama Educational Television Commission dictate the programming on Alabama public television? Do they assume that what feel is "distasteful" is not educational? Is it actually in their job descriptions that they have the right to censor programs featuring subject matter with which they don't agree? If that's the case, Alabama has even bigger problems than religious wing nuts and government-sanctioned bigotry.

Veronique L (209)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 2:05 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 3:26 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:02 am
already signed, thanks Cal

JL A (281)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:10 am
tax dollars should not fund religious evangelical efforts

Arielle S (313)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 8:04 am
Not to worry - only the ignorant and intolerant would pay any attention....oh, yeah... that's most of the south, isn't it? So very tired of the pseudo-Christians....

JM A (176)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 7:48 pm

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Sunday July 8, 2012, 1:01 pm

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 2:10 pm

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Friday July 13, 2012, 11:54 pm
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