Fight FOX propaganda. Strengthen the FCC

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Fight FOX propaganda. Strengthen the FCC

Fight FOX Propaganda - Fully staff the FCC

FOX News spreads conspiracy theories to sell ads while attacking the FCC – the federal agency that regulates media outlets like FOX.

“The FCC is currently deadlocked at 2-2 preventing it from fighting propaganda. President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn in 2021, a highly qualified, lifelong public advocate. Her nomination passed through the Senate Commerce Committee in March, setting up a full confirmation vote. But that’s stalled as she has been the victim of a relentless and unabashed smear campaign by Republican senators, tech companies, and even former Democrats”. – Daily Dot

“Sohn has faced an ugly and coordinated right-wing media smear campaign, which has been on full display in the Op-Ed pages of The Wall Street Journal and on Fox News, which are both owned by Rupert Murdoch. She’s a regular target on Fox TV, Breitbart and the Right Wing media ecosystems.” – FreePress

This blog explains how Media & Democracy Project, a grassroots group is mobilizing support for her nomination by exposing the dark money fighting her nomination and encouraging supporters to call their Senators to confirm Gigi.

Fight FOX Propaganda

Confirm Gigi Sohn the FCC Action Button
Share the STRENGTHEN THE FCC Action Button freely with this link or as a GIF

Mobilizing supporters

Media And Democracy Project needed a simple way to explain what was going on at the FCC and what supporters should do. They created an Action Button which combines a 45 second video, with a short description and a call to action button which lets supporters call their Senator with just one click. An ACTION BUTTON consists of a link like https://actionbutton.live/ConfirmGigi which works on phones, tablets and laptops.

Confirm Gigi Sohn to fight FOX propaganda and conspiracy theories

Media And Democracy Project

Media And Democracy Project (MDP) promotes civic engagement with the media reform movement in the United States, as meeting the critical information needs of citizens is an essential bulwark of an inclusive, representative democracy. We fight for truth, context and transparency in journalism. It counters disinformation, support local and non-profit journalism, and spread pro-democracy messaging.

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Create an advocacy video

40 second video was created with the free iMovie app with images of FOX News propaganda and a video of a coordinated disinformation campaign Sinclair Broadcasting channel hosts parroting FOX talking points. The soundtrack of the video is from Johnny Cash’ “God is Going To Strike You Down“.

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Go tell that long tongue liar. Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell ’em that God’s gonna cut ’em down

Call to Action

MDP had two calls to action for supporters. This was entered into a Google Doc along with the phone numbers of the Senators to call. Viewers can see the 40 second video, read the background information and immediately click on the Call to Action Button to call their Senator. Fast and Furious. Here are the NDP Directions:

First, call the offices of Cortez Masto, Kelly, Sinema, and Manchin. It does not matter if you are not a resident of the state they represent. Decisions made by the FCC affect everyone across the nation. You have a right to be heard.

Second, call the senators representing your state. It doesn’t matter if they are red or blue. 
Senator Mark Kelly (AZ):(202-224-2235
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (AZ): 202-224-4521
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV): 202-224-3542
Senator Joe Manchin (WV): 202-224-3954
Capitol Switchboard to reach any senator: 202-224-3121
Tell them you support her and you’d like to hear them make a public statement of their support:

Script: My name is [your name]. I’m asking Senator [their name] to push for a full senate vote on Gigi Sohn for the FCC NOW! She is the right person for the job. Sohn is a strong public advocate for net neutrality, data privacy, and media diversity, issues important for every American. I’m also asking the senator to make a public statement of their support.”

TakeAway: Don’t let billionaires stop the FCC from regulating dangerous FOX propaganda. Mobilize support to confirm Gigi Sohn to the F.C.C.

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