La Raza And The Anti-Defamation League Push For Censorship

It always amazes me how leftist groups claim to be fanatically committed to freedom (e.g. the ACLU) and yet they actively engage in activities specifically designed to curtail the freedom of others. We already know how the ACLU has been on an anti-Christian Crusade for the past several years and we know how that same ACLU works to silence the Boy Scouts while trying to give terrorists a louder voice.

But they are not alone.

The radical Hispanic group La Raza along with the Anti-Defamation League have been on a massive campaign to silence anyone who speaks out against illegal immigration. According to Roy Beck at NumbersUSA:

Led by the National Council of La Raza and the Anti-Defamation League, the open-borders groups have started a concerted campaign to persuade Cable TV executives to either bar me and our Director of Government Relations Rosemary Jenks from their shows, or to always introduce us as representing an “extremist” organization with ties to hate and racist groups.

Their characterization of NumbersUSA and our members is without any connection to reality, facts or even common decency. But if all of us remain silent in the face of this campaign of character assassination, we might indeed be silenced on TV and beyond.

And more specific targets include Lou Dobbs of CNN, Pat Buchanan of MSNBC, Glenn Beck of Headline News and Sean Hannity of Fox.

You can access an Associated Press article about it here:

Group: Immigration Talks Rouse Hate
Associated Press via USA Today
February 1, 2008

Knowing how left-leaning most news networks are, it is not a question of if they will cave in but a question of when.

So, what can we do? We can notify the heads of the various networks that we will not be pleased if they give in to the propaganda of groups such as La Raza and ADL. You can contact them thus:

CNN

Jim Walton
President CNN Worldwide
Atlanta, GA
Email: jim.walton@turner.com

Jonathan Klein
President CNN U.S.
New York, NY
Email: jonathan.klein@cnn.com

Richard Davis
Executive Vice President of News Standards and Practices
Atlanta, GA
Email rick.davis@turner.com

Viewer Response Line/Comments
Call 212-275-7800 ask for Viewer Response Line

FOX NEWS

Roger Ailes
Chairman and CEO
New York, NY
Email roger.ailes@foxnews.com

Bill Shine
Senior Vice President Programming
New York, NY
Email bill.shine@foxnews.com

Brian Lewis
Executive Vice President Corporate Communications
New York, NY
Email brian.lewis@foxnews.com

Public Feedback
Yourcomments@foxnews.com

MSNBC

Phil Griffin
Senior Vice President of News
New York, NY
Email phil.griffin@nbc.com

And Roy Beck reminds us:

Please remember that these executives are not our enemies. Although we may not always agree with their balance in covering immigration, these three cables have been far more open than broadcast TV and the nation’s newspapers to allowing the majority of Americans’ concerns about immigration to be expressed.

The La Raza Censorship Campaign is telling these executives that if they allow leaders from FAIR, the Minutemen, ALIPAC, or if they allow Rosemary and me, to continue to express our views on TV, the executives will be inculcating “good people” to hate all immigrants.

The La Raza website says it goes beyond the bounds of free speech to say that our nation’s immigration policies threaten our communities and our values.

I say that statement itself threatens the values of our nation.

Let these executives know that you know about the effort at censorship and that you back them 100% in keeping the immigration forum open to all sides — including the open-borders people who want to censor us.

You can access the NumbersUSA website here:

NumbersUSA

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