American taxpayers are e-mailing and fax-blasting mainstream media and preparing to storm press
offices and stations from Maui, Hawaii, to Atlanta, Ga. – and more than 100 locations in between – this Friday and Saturday.

They are protesting mainstream media bias and a news blackout of the growing movement against Obama administration policies.

An organizer who goes by the name “Thomas Paine,” told WND he became fed up with the media after he noticed the press ignored nearly 1 million protesters as they descended on Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12.

“I surfed all the 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?”

He came up with the idea for “Operation: Can You Hear Us Now?” More than 100 media protests across the nation are set to take place this weekend. Nearly 9,500 fans have flocked to a Facebook page for the event.

Tea partiers in New York are set to march to offices of CBS, CNN, NBC/MSNBC, Fox News and ABC News. A New York march route has been posted online.

Georgia protesters will storm CNN headquarters in downtown Atlanta. In case CNN should refuse to cover the event, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, or CBC, has sent a team to the city to report the story.

Ralliers are also taking to the streets of Chicago and other major cities across the U.S.

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 RockFriday, 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, downtown Phoenix, 200 E. Van Buren, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tucson – KVOA (NBC), 209 W. Elm St., 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

California

Bakersfield – Eyewitness News (business office), 1901 Westwind Dr., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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, 300 W. Alameda Ave., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

San Diego – NBC studios, 225 Broadway, San Diego, 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 (ABC), 500 W. Second St., sidewalk, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Florida

Daytona Beach – gather at WESH-TV 2 (NBC), 211 N. Ridgewood Ave., from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Doral – CBS 4, 8900 N.W. 18th Terrace, e-mail for time

Fort Myers – WBBH-TV 2 (NBC), 3719 Central Ave., just north off Winkler. Winkler runs east-west and is on the north side of Edison Mall, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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. in Pembroke Park; CBS Miami from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 8900 N.W. 18th Terrace in Doral; NBC Miramar from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 15000 S.W. 27th St. in Miramar

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 – E-mail for information

Georgia

Atlanta – CNN Center, One CNN Center, 190 Marietta St., 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.

Hawaii

Maui – Cannery Mall, 10 a.m.

Iowa

Council Bluffs – WOWT-TV 6 (NBC), 3501 Farnam St., Omaha, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Idaho

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

Illinois

ChicagoFriday, 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. call Catherina W. at (312) 662-8666

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.

Louisiana

Shreveport – Friday, Oct. 16, corner of 70th and Youree Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Maryland

Baltimore – Baltimore Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., parking is tight, go early and walk a few block

Hagerstown – NBC 25, 13 E. Washington St., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., gathering at the square next door to station

Massachusetts

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

Michigan

Holland – Holland Sentinel newspaper, 54 W. Eighth St., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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. to ?

Minnesota

Minneapolis – KARE 11 (NBC), 8811 Highway 55, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 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, e-mail for information, connect with organizer

New Hampshire

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

New York

New York City
– Meet at CBS News, 524 W. 57th St., between 10th and 11th Avenues (CBS “Evening News” with Katie Couric – “The Early Show”) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., then march to …

CNN, 10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, between 59th and 60th Streets (“The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer and “Larry King Live”) from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., then march to …

NBC/MSNBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between 49th and 50th Streets, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., then march to …

Fox News (on way to ABC), 1211 Ave. of the Americas, between 47th and 48th Streets, from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., then march to …

ABC News, 1500 Broadway, between 43rd and 44th Streets at Times Square, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

New York march route map

Rochester – WHEC-TV 10, 191 East Ave., Rochester, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Syracuse – Caravan from Syracuse to Rochester

Utica – Observer Dispatch, 221 Oriskany Plaza, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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), Western Boulevard, 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.

ClevelandFriday, 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 – Dayton Daily News, 1611 S. Main St., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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., bring media bias signs, possible interview with management per their request, transfer protest around 11 a.m. to KCBY television station: 3451 Broadway Ave.

Eugene & Springfield – KMTR-TV 6 (NBC), 3825 International Court in Springfield (off I-5 toward Gateway Mall. Turn left on Gateway Street, take 2nd right onto International Way, take 1st left on International Court), 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Medford – Meet at Hawthorne Park at 10 a.m., march to KOBI-TV 5 (CBS), 125 S. Fir St. until 1 p.m.

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

RoseburgFriday, Oct. 16, News Review offices, 345 N.E. Winchester, meet at 11 a.m., march up sidewalks of News Review for 45 mins to 1 hour, and walk or drive to KPIC offices located at 655 W. Umpqua. Park at Grocery Outlet and surrounding areas. March around KPIC for 45 mins to 1 hour and down to Harvard Radio station

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.

Harrisburg – Patriot News, 812 Market St. (marching from Market Square east on Market Street to 812 Market St.), 11 a.m. until ?

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., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

South Carolina

Charleston – Post and Courier, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Greenville – Channel 4 NBC, 505 Rutherford St., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Spartanburg – Channel 7, CBS, 250 International Drive, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Tennessee

Knoxville – Knoxville News Sentinel, 12 p.m. until ?

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 – Austin American Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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

– start at KING-TV 5 (NBC), 333 Dexter Ave. N., at 3 p.m., then march to …

Seattle

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

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 4 p.m.

Milwaukee – WTMJ-TV 4 (NBC affiliate)–TMJ Radio–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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 with a simple message: “Can you hear us now?” CNN is the target of the next fax/e-mail blast scheduled for the following time:

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


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.

“Things are fast and furious,” Paine told WND. “We just passed 2 million hits in four weeks and three days. Alexa has us in the top 68,000 sites.”

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“People from all over are helping out,” he 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. Attendees are encouraged to bring signs, banners, flags and loud voices to the events.

“We The People intend this day to be a ‘shot across the bow,’ so to speak, as a warning to the ships in the mainstream media’s biased fleet,” he said.

The ralliers say they have a simple message for the media:

Disengage from adopting a liberal, party-line bias in your reporting or face the consequences. Return to patrolling the waters of democracy with objectivity, fairness and balance. Act once again as a check on political corruption and tyranny instead of being a party to it. … If you continue to persist in your complicit behavior with big government and the political establishment, you shall suffer the same fate as the proud Titanic – sunken this time by a colossal iceberg called We The People.


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