I just received this e-mail from Color of Change (founded by 9/11 truther-petition signer Van Jones):
Thursday, July 14 at 12:00pm
Protest FOX News and Rupert Murdoch at his NYC home
Sidewalk across the street from 834 5th Avenue @ 64th St.
It’s the biggest scandal in Britain: Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers spied on the Royal Family, celebrities, and politicians – even the Prime Minister.
But that’s not all. Murdoch spied on the families of British soldiers killed overseas, on victims of the 7/7 London terror bombings, and even 13-year-old murder victim Milly Dowler.
Even that’s not all. Murdoch illegally bribed police officers for crime scoops and to track people’s cellphones all around Britain.
And to top it all off, Murdoch may even have spied on 9/11 victims in the USA.
These crimes went on for a decade. Top executives were directly involved in the crimes and the coverup, including lying to Parliament. Murdoch’s son (and successor) James Murdoch personally paid hush money.
Murdoch’s empire is not about “news” – it’s about bribes, spies, and lies.
Worst of all, American taxpayers directly fund Murdoch’s empire through tax refunds – outright corporate welfare!
This must all be stopped, with a full criminal investigation in the U.S., and full punishment for everyone involved – including Rupert Murdoch himself.
So we must speak out now, while the world is watching.
Please join us Thursday at 12 pm across from Rupert Murdoch’s home at 834 5th Avenue @ 64th St.
We will help ColorOfChange deliver more than 110,000 petitions protesting the latest example of raw FOX News racism – when host Eric Bolling accused President Obama of “chugging forties” in Ireland and inviting “hoods to the hizzouse.”
Racism, sexism, homophobia, immigrant-bashing, union-bashing, and just plain lying – this is the heart and soul of Rupert Murdoch’s “news” and it’s all subsidized by taxpayers like you and me.
It’s time to protest all of it. Please join us! RSVP here:
p.s. if you can’t attend the protest but want to boycott FOX News advertisers, please sign our petition:
Last week we sent more than 110,000 petitions to Fox News chief Roger Ailes calling on him to fire Eric Bolling for playing on racial stereotypes when he accused President Obama of “chugging forties” in Ireland and inviting “hoods to the hizzouse.” Ailes’ answer? Silence.
So we’re going directly to the man in charge, Rupert Murdoch. This Thursday July 14, New York City-area ColorOfChange members will deliver the message in front of Murdoch’s 5th Avenue apartment building. The more of us there, the stronger the message, and the bigger the story in the press.
If you can attend, please RSVP by email at [email protected] to let us know. We also need a few people to volunteer to help us with set up. If you can also volunteer, please let us know in your email.
This is the next step in a campaign to force Rupert Murdoch to answer for his steady support of race-baiting on Fox News. Two weeks ago, ColorOfChange ran a full-page ad in the New York Daily News drawing attention to the fact that Murdoch has profited from a cable news empire that attracts viewers by ginning up race-based fear and resentment. Our demonstration outside his home will keep the pressure on by helping to continue a conversation in the media about Fox News’ race-baiting, and strong attendance will make our action difficult to ignore.
News over the past week tells us that Murdoch will do anything for profits – using race to push an ugly agenda focused on driving us apart to wire tapping people’s homes.
That’s why it’s so important that you attend if you can. If you are able, please join us and let us know by sending us a message at [email protected].
Thanks and Peace,
– Rashad, James, Gabriel, William, Dani, Matt, Natasha and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team