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We, the undersigned, urge the media to produce unbiased and agenda-free news or fully disclose all political, cultural, racial and religious bias in every edition of news product. We have withstood the cultural and intellectual assault of an obviously biased media for far too long now and we ask ALL PUBLIC BROADCAST AND PRINT MEDIA to perform a thorough review of its editorial and reporting policy, the purpose being;

To dispel the myth of its own neutrality;
To eliminate the patently obvious use of misleading definitions and terminology;
To eliminate politically charged labels (such as the reference to enemy combatants and terrorists as freedom fighters or referring to a Movement calling itself pro-life as anti-abortion);
Politically unbalanced reporting;
Opinions disguised as news reporting;
Selective omission of relevant facts and context;
The use of true facts to draw false and misleading conclusions;
The distortions of otherwise verifiable facts to draw false and misleading conclusions.

The biased coverage of events without the FULL DISCLOSURE OF POLITICAL OBJECTIVE is a most serious breach of the public trust. That trust is breached when bias is included in news reporting without a clear understanding by the public of the underlying political ideology and when individual views are reported as news. Personal opinion must be reserved for the Op Ed pages. The American public deserves true news reporting without being told what to think about the news. Selective reporting is an insult to the intelligence of Americans; we do not need to be told how to interpret the news.

We know there are many positive and newsworthy stories and images available concerning the War on Terror, as well as social and economic issues in our own country that are not being reported or are reported in a biased manner. We have seen the images and heard many such stories from family and friends serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, yet most of the American media is not reporting them. During a time of war, the American media must support a united front and a common understanding of our need to succeed in the war effort. To do otherwise puts American lives at risk. This can be done without compromising the important and necessary role the media plays in reporting on its government and military. Remember, the military you criticize is the same military that lays down its life to preserve your right to criticize it. As Americans, we want to hear the news reported from an American point of view.

Objective, meaningful reporting of facts and information relevant to the American public IS your most important responsibility, NOT the propagation of any political agenda. The fact that the media treats terrorists like Yasser Arafat with respect yet treats an accomplished American public servant like Dr. Condolezza Rice with condescension and derision through racist cartoons only serves to make the media look biased and irrelevant in the eyes of millions of Americans.

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  • 17 December 201550. Dan S
    I support this petition
  • 08 November 201549. Randal J
    State Iowa Start calling the terrorists by who they are, ISLAMIC Extremists not terrorists.
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  • 15 July 201545. Ronald Wh
    State CA Get The Message!!!
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  • 29 March 201540. James Thomasr
    State PA I do not believe the news media are giving us an unbiased report in Iraq because a lot of individuals in Iraq give me far different view of what is going on.
  • 27 March 201539. Sally S
    State Oklahoma I am intelligent enough to form my own opinions based upon straight forward factual reporting. I don't need or want the reporter to interpret facts for me. I want the reporter to report the facts and not to editorialize through their own a
  • 10 February 201538. Twila T
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  • 23 January 201537. Rev Ajl
    State Texas We are appalled at the racist and cartoons that were used by media sources to denigrate Dr. Rice. Shame on you.
  • 13 January 201536. Dennis Bs
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  • 13 January 201535. Mari L
    State Texas To the great things our Armed Forces do around the world and is never mentioned.
  • 18 December 201434. Wanda P
    State Texas If you cannot air the whole truth on a situation at home or abroad, why are you in the business at all? That's why more and more people are relying on the internet for facts and thank God there are direct sources to the war in Iraq to combat
  • 29 November 201433. Mike D
    State Missouri Improve your eyesight--improve your reporting. See clearly--write clearly.
  • 29 October 201432. Beverly R
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  • 15 October 201431. Ethan W
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  • 15 October 201430. Jacgueline S
    State Ohio Accurate, unbiased news is the heart of a democracy
  • 24 September 201429. Tiffany S
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  • 19 August 201428. Charles C
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  • 06 August 201427. Frank Am
    State Ca Where can one begin to discuss thier bias and my sickness of it. : This question: Keeping confiduality, if based upon lies, why should they be allowed to claim this.
  • 19 June 201426. Joellen S
    I support this petition
  • 15 June 201425. Diana P
    State Georgia Please show respect for American men and women in uniform who sacrifice much and risk all to give you the best place in the world to live and work.
  • 03 June 201424. Debra P
    State Phoenix, Arizona Dedicated to my family and friends who know the truth and to my friend in Iraq and all our military.

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Hilary MoraBy:
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The News divisions of ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Arizona Republic and other Major Media

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