CNN Aired Deficit Propaganda, Demand Equal Time to the Experts


CNN Aired Deficit Propaganda, Demand Equal Time to the Experts

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Last weekend, CNN gave four hours of free airtime to the leading propagandist fanning the flames of deficit hysteria, Wall Street mogul Pete Peterson, along with his lackeys.

CNN aired Peterson's thoroughly debunked propaganda movie "I.O.U.S.A," – letting his acolytes have free reign to spread their usual lies about Social Security, Medicare and government in general without any fiscal expert to challenge them and give a different point of view.

Is this how "the most trusted name in news" should cover the debates on retirement security, job creation and fighting poverty?

Use this page to tell CNN's Vice President of D.C.-Based Programming Sam Feist: give equal time to defenders of Social Security, Medicare and public investment.

And use the Facebook and Twitter links on the right to spread this campaign far and wide. Experts deserve to have a voice on CNN, not just right-wing ideologues!

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For more background:

IOUSA Not OK, CEPR, October 2008
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/iousa-not-ok/

IOUSA: Failed Scare Flick of the Decade, Dean Baker, Dec. 2, 2008
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dean-baker/iousa-failed-scare-flick_b_147650.html

Fiscal Madness, Digby, Jan. 12, 2009
http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2009010312/fiscal-madness-cnn

Institute for America’s Main Street Recovery Program
http://assets.ourfuture.org/documents/main-street-recovery-program.pdf

Institute for America’s Future “Invest in America” page
http://institute.ourfuture.org/investinamerica

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