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American taxpayers are planning to storm more than 100 mainstream media offices and stations across the nation next week in protest of a media blackout of the growing movement against Obama administration policies.

Following sparse coverage of a massive 9/12 march on Washington, talk show host Rush Limbaugh urged citizens to bring their protests to the front doors of major media outlets.

“The media [are] no longer reporters. They are repeaters,” Limbaugh said on his Sept. 14 show. “There have been hundreds and thousands of protests by conservative groups that haven’t been covered, and tiny turnouts by the Left that are covered.”

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He suggested citizens host tea parties “on or next to the properties housing the TV networks.”

“Dare them to cover what’s right under their noses!” he said.

Limbaugh suggested leaders of the media rallies present a list of grievances to each individual station.

“Make the challenges substantive and adult and challenge their journalistic ethics,” he said. “I want this all to happen spontaneously.”

Now, a group unaffiliated with Limbaugh is preparing to do just that.

Operation: Can You Hear Us Now?” is planning more than 100 media protests across the nation next week. Nearly 7,500 fans have flocked to a Facebook page for the event.

The following is a video advertisement some volunteers put together to promote the events:

The following are some locations for planned protests. Unless otherwise indicated, the protests are scheduled for Oct. 17:

Alabama

Andalusia – Downtown city square, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Birmingham – Caravan/charter to CNN Center in Atlanta

Arkansas

Little Rock – Friday, Oct. 16, KARK-TV 4, 1401 W. Capital Ave. #104, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Arizona

Mesa – Arizona Republic newspaper, 106 E. Baseline Rd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Phoenix – KPNX-TV 12 (NBC), 1101 N. Central Ave., from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Phoenix – Arizona Republic newspaper, 200 E. Van Buren, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

California

Burbank – NBC Studios, 3000 W. Alameda Ave. from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Fresno – KMPH-TV Fox 26 and KSEE-TV 24 News, 5111 E. McKinley Ave. (KMPH) and 5035 E. McKinley Ave. (KSEE), from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

La Jolla – at GE headquarters, corner of Genesee and Executive Square, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Los Angeles – Group going to NBC Studios in Burbank

Sacramento – KCRA-TV (NBC), 3 Television Circle (aka 310 10th St.), 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

San Diego – NBC studios, 225 Broadway, 3 p.m.

San Francisco – ABC 7 News, 900 Front St. (between Green and Vallejo), 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Colorado

Denver – start at NBC affiliate at 500 Speer Blvd. at 3 p.m. and march to ABC affiliate (also on Speer Boulevard)

Connecticut

New Haven – WTNH New Haven (ABC affiliate), 8 Elm St., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Delaware

Wilmington – WPVI, 500 W. Second St., sidewalk, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Florida

Doral – CBS 4, 8900 N.W. 18th Terrace, time TBA

Gainesville – Gainesville Sun newspaper (owned by NYT), 12 p.m.

Miami–Ft. Lauderdale – ABC Miami from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 3401 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd.; CBS Miami from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 8900 N.W. 18th Terrace; NBC Miramar from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 15000 S.W. 27th St.

Miramar – NBC from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Orlando – WFTV (ABC affiliate) at 490 E. South St. at 2 p.m.; WKMG (CBS affiliate) at 4466 N. John Young Pkwy. at 3 p.m.; and WESH (NBC affiliate) at 1021 N. Wymore Road, Winter Park, at 4 p.m.

Palm Beach – 3 locations: Palm Beach Post, ABC, NBC. E-mail for times.

Tampa Bay – St. Petersburg Times, 490 First Ave. S., gathering at 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

West Palm Beach – time and location TBA

Georgia

Atlanta – CNN Center, One CNN Center, corner of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive, gather at 10:30 a.m. in front of CNN Center, rally from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Conyers – Caravanning to CNN in Atlanta. Leaving at 9:45 a.m. after meeting and decorating vehicles.

Iowa

Council Bluffs – location TBA, also organizing phone blitz

Idaho

Boise – Channel 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Illinois

Chicago – Friday, Oct. 16, ABC News Studios, 180 N. State St. and then march to CBS News Studios at 22 W. Washington St., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Chicago – Saturday, Oct. 17 “March on the Media Tea Party” at Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue and Washington Street, in the park, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Indiana

Indianapolis – WRTV 6 (ABC), 1330 N. Meridian St., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Indianapolis – WISH-TV 8 (CBS), 1950 N. Meridian St., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Indianapolis – WTHR-TV 13 (NBC), 1000 N. Meridian St., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

LaPorte – LaPorte County Courthouse, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kansas

Topeka – KSNT 27 and Fox 43, 6835 N.W. Hwy. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wichita – KSN-TV 3, 833 Main St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Maryland

Baltimore – Baltimore Sun, time TBA, planning stages

Hagerstown – NBC 25, 13 E. Washington St., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Massachusetts

Boston – Boston Globe, 135 Morrissey Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Michigan

Saginaw – WNEM-TV 5 (CBS affiliate), 107 N. Franklin St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Troy – NBC, 3250 W. Big Beaver (between Coolidge and Golfview Drive), 2 p.m.

Minnesota

Minneapolis – KARE 11 (NBC), 8811 Highway 55, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Missouri

Buffalo – Manhattan Mudd Cup Coffeehouse, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Kansas City – KSHB-TV 41 (NBC), 4720 Oak St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Kansas City – KMBC-TV (ABC), from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saint Joseph – Belt Highway and Frederick Boulevard intersection, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Saint Louis – KSDK-TV 5, Memorial Drive, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Nebraska

Omaha – Sarpy County 912 Project, location TBA

New Hampshire

Manchester – WMUR studios, corner of Commercial Street and Granite Street, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

New York

New York City
– 11 a.m. media protest parade to march to following locations: NBC and
MSNBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza; ABC at 7 W. 66th St.; CBS at 524 W. 57th
St.; and New York Times at 620 Eighth Ave.

Rochester – WHEC-TV 10, 191 East Ave., Rochester, 11 a.m. to ?

Syracuse – Caravan from Syracuse to Rochester

North Carolina

Asheville – WLOS-TV (ABC), Long Shoals Road and Schenck Parkway, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Charlotte – WCNC, 1001 Wood Ridge Center Dr., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m..

Raleigh – WRAL-TV (CBS), from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Wilmington – Star News, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Winston-Salem – NBC News, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ohio

Brooklyn – The Plain Dealer Tiedeman Production Center, 4800 Tiedeman Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Cincinnati – Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cleveland – Friday, Oct. 16, The Plain Dealer, 1801 Superior Ave., from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Columbus – ABC Studio, 1261 Dublin Rd., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dayton – in planning, will visit Dayton Daily News and local broadcast network

Warren – Courthouse Square, downtown, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Zanesville – Times Recorder newspaper, meet at Times Recorder, 34 S. Fourth St. at 12 p.m. and go to WHIZ, 629 Downard Rd. at 2 p.m.

Oklahoma

Tulsa – KJRH-TV 2 (NBC), 3707 Peoria Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Oregon

Coos Bay
– The World newspaper, 350 Commercial Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Eugene & Springfield – KMTR-TV 16 (NBC), 3825 International Court, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Medford – Meet at Hawthorne Park, march to KOBI-TV 5 (CBS), Hawthorne and Jackson Streets, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Portland – Friday, Oct. 16, Begin at Oregonian and march to KGW-TV 8 in Pioneer Square, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Roseburg – meeting in parking lot of Roseburg Branch Library at 11 a.m., 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., then short march to News Review offices, 345 N.E. Winchester for up to hour, then walk or drive to KPIC offices at 655 W. Umpqua

Winston-Salem – NBC News, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pennsylvania

Allentown – The Morning Call, 101 N. Sixth St., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Philadelphia – ABC and NBC affiliates, 4100 City Line Ave., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pittsburgh – WPXI-TV at 4145 Evergreen Road from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; WTAE at 400 Ardmore Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; KDKA at One Gateway Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Scranton – WNEP-TV 16, 16 Montage Mountain Rd. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rhode Island

Providence – Providence Journal, 75 Fountain St., time TBA

South Carolina

Greenville – Channel 4 NBC, 505 Rutherford St., time TBA

Spartanburg – Channel 7, CBS, 250 Intl. Dr., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Tennessee

Knoxville – in planning stages, hurry and contact

Nashville – WSMV-TV 4 (NBC affiliate), 5700 Knob Rd., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Nashville – WKRN-TV 2 (ABC affiliate), 441 Murfreesboro Rd., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Nashville – WTVF-TV 5 (CBS affiliate), 474 James Robertson Pkwy. (downtown), 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Nashville – The Tennessean, 1100 Broadway (downtown), 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Texas

Austin – KXAN-TV (NBC), from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dallas – time and location TBA

San Antonio

Houston – Channels 2 (NBC) at 8181 Southwest Freeway; 11 (CBS) at 1945 Allen Parkway; 13 (ABC), 3310 Bissonet; Houston Chronicle, 801 Texas Ave., all from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Virginia

Fredericksburg – Offices of the Free Lance Star, 601 Amelia St., 12 p.m.

Richmond – WTVR-TV 6, 3301 W. Broad St., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Richmond – WWBT-TV 12, 5710 Midlothian Turnpike, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Richmond – WRIC-TV 8, 301 Arboretum Pl., 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Washington

Seattle

– KOMO-TV 4 (ABC), 140 Fourth Ave., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Seattle

– KING-TV 5 (NBC), 333 Dexter Ave. N., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Seattle

– KIRO-TV 7 (CBS), 2807 Third Ave., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Seattle

– Seattle Times, 1120 John St., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tacoma – Tacoma Tribune, 1950 S. State St., from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Washington Post, 1150 15th St. N.W., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wisconsin

Green Bay – WGBA-TV 26 (NBC), 1391 North Rd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Milwaukee – TMJ-TV 4 (NBC affiliate), 720 E. Capitol Drive, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The operation is also encouraging citizens to call, fax and e-mail national media outlets at the following specified times with a simple message: “Can you hear us now?”

ABC World News – Phone/e-mail/fax blast scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 13 – p: (212) 456-7777, fax: (212) 456-4968, ABC general e-mail, “Nightline” e-mail, “20/20″ e-mail

CBS Evening News – Phone/e-mail/fax blast scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Oct. 14 – p: (212) 975-4321, fax: (212)975-1893 and (212) 975-1519, CBS Evening News e-mail, “The Early Show” e-mail, “60 Minutes” e-mail, “48 Hours” e-mail, “Face the Nation” e-mail

MSNBC/NBC News – Phone/e-mail/fax blast scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Oct. 15 – p: (212) 664-4444, fax: (212)956-2140, “Dateline” NBC e-mail, “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, “MSNBC Reports” with Joe Scarborough, “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams, NBC’s “Today” show

CNN – Phone/e-mail/fax blast scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Oct. 16 – p: (404) 827-1500, fax: (404) 827-1784 and (404) 827-1575, e-mail forms for CNN programs

The webmaster of the operation asked to remain nameless. He told WND he longed to go to Washington, D.C., for the 9/12 march, but he couldn’t make the long trip.

“I surfed all channels looking for the big story on the D.C. march and found none – save Fox News,” he said. “I was infuriated. How can anyone who calls themselves a journalist ignore this?”

Messages seeking comment from ABC, CBS and NBC had not been returned at the time of this report.


9-12 Washington march photo by Barbara Hauchter

The “Operation: Can You Hear Us Now?” website was launched only a few weeks ago and has become a major success – with more than 1.1 million hits in 16 days, it has become one of the top 90,000 sites in the U.S.

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“People from all over are helping out,” the webmaster said. “It’s great.”

He urged interested parties to connect through the group’s Facebook and Twitter pages and call talk-radio hosts to get them to spread the word before next week’s rallies. He also called for mass participation in the upcoming phone/fax/e-mail blasts.

Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, banners, flags and loud voices to the events.

“The mainstream media talking heads spoon-fed by teleprompters are puppets and parrots of the network producers who have a clear political agenda to remake this country into something it was never intended to be,” the webmaster said. “This is my small contribution to democracy.”

Citizens interested in adding or coordinating an event may contact organizers.


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