KARE battens down for protest against ‘left-wing media’

A few weeks ago, I noted with some bemusement the efforts of Operation Can You Hear Us Now, plans to protest “left-wing” media bias nationwide, including those local commies at … KARE11.

Well, protest day — Saturday, Oct. 17 — is upon us, and KARE is battening down, according to a staff memo from general manager John Remes.

Noting that KARE “could be” the site of a 3 p.m. protest, Remes writes, “Of course we support the First Amendment’s protection of free speech and assembly.  At the same time we also need to protect our private property. So we will have traffic cones in both of our parking lots and driveways near the front lobby, restricting access to employees only from 2:30pm until the end of the demonstration. Security will also be here that day.”

The GM also answers the burning question: What do right-wingers have against Diana Pierce?

As it turns out, they’re likely aiming at Keith Olbermann. OCYHUN organizers, Remes writes, “object to what they say is “bias [sic] reporting…with a political agenda. They say our NBC affiliation is why we will be picketed.”

NBC owns half of MSNBC, Olbermann’s network. Protesters say the afterparty will be at Fox. (Kidding, Channel 9!)

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by dan buechler on 10/16/2009 - 12:51 pm.

    Who woulda thunk.

  2. Submitted by Tim McNeill on 10/16/2009 - 01:04 pm.

    These arguments never end. When the right is on control in goverment, the left scream bloody murder. And vice-versa. If viewership is high for one particular person preaching the rights and wrongs in this country, that person is biased according to the other side. When will the time come that we don’t keep bringing up these tired arguments regarding bias. Reporting a story about a left-wing argument should not constitute bias but, rather tell that side of the story. Like it or not, the Democrats are in control and under fire from the right. Yes, who would of thought that would have happened.

  3. Submitted by John Roach on 10/16/2009 - 01:44 pm.

    Picketing an NBC affiliate because of MSNBC? Here are some things actually owned by NBC that the protesters should boycott:

    Universal Studios motion pictures
    Universal Studios theme parks

    Also, NBC Universal is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric, which opens up a large number of possibilities for boycott and protest. I can’t wait to see them bring this terribly liberal multinational corporation to its knees.

  4. Submitted by karl anderson on 10/16/2009 - 02:31 pm.

    These idiots can read?

    Last months poll for 2012:

    Barack 56%

    Palin 32%

    Palin 2012 – YOU BETCHA!

  5. Submitted by Kimbers Cadieux on 10/16/2009 - 03:23 pm.

    Protesting MSNBC, or NBC for that matter, seems to be an effort in futility. Have these folks looked at the ratings lately?

    I checked out the OCYHUN website, and was wondering if you know specifically who is behind this organization besides “Thomas Paine” the webmaster.

    Also, intriguing in a strange way, are the $20.00 “GREEN” Protestor Sign Kits that they have for sale where you can change your message mid-protest (or correct the spelling I suppose).

    I wish I had thought of that. LOL!

  6. Submitted by Martin Owings on 10/17/2009 - 09:58 pm.

    David I covered the Tea Party’s at the State Capitol. You should go just for the signs. Some of my favorites were (original spellings included):

    “Markism is not a Promise Of Hope”


    “Obama – Commander and Thief”

    And this classic:

    O ne
    B ig
    A ss
    M istake
    A merica

    I wish they’d protest Radio Free Nation, I could use the publicity….then again there’d probably be no one there to cover it, the entire nation is focused on Balloon Boy Gate.

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