Archive for July 10, 2012
Free tickets to the event went quickly but you can usually livestream campaign events at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
“The president will outline his plan to build an economy that is grown from the middle out, not from the top down, where everyone has a fair shot to succeed and plays by the same set of rules,” according to a press release Monday. “The president will also discuss his plan to pay down our deficit in a balanced way while creating jobs in Iowa and across the country.”
This will be the president’s fourth visit to Iowa this year.
Blog for Iowa will be there!
Can anything be done about the problem of the right wing noise machine in Iowa?
We don’t know but here are some things that you can try:
Organize locally. Put a group together and start a conversation with your local station. If they don’t listen, pressure them to ditch the propaganda or at least add some balanced programming. Boycott advertisers if they don’t. Go through their public files which you have a legal right to view. Complain to the FCC. Sign up with Free Press. Join the national media reform movement. Occupy corporate media. It’s pretty tough getting Democracy to work when propaganda takes the place of a functioning press.
There are sixteen stations in Iowa that broadcast multiple hours every day of conservative talk. Some carry 12-14 hours a day of it. One station, KILR, broadcasts 23.5 hours daily of conservative talk. Think about that for very long and you quickly realize it is no wonder there is a birther movement out there.
Here is the list of the ten Rush Limbaugh stations in Iowa. Go for it. Cedar Rapids WMT, Burlington KCPS, Quad Cities WOC, Des Moines WHO, Estherville KILR, Mason City KGLO AM, Sheldon KIWA, Sioux City KSCJ, Waterloo KXEL
Here’s Rush’s latest helpful comments about when America started going downhill.