RG twists

RG twists

Postby Ross » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:02 am

Gordon just posted an alert on FB about the RG's twisting of the peace choirs interuption of the council Meeting, and called for a boycott of RG

my reply'
Gordon, I had actually considered doing a mass veterans talk. Standing up for our 1st amendment rights. But because of the councils explicit rules, I canned the idea. I am certain others had the same ideas. When the peace choir started up I was surprised and when the council got up and headed for the door, I headed to the choir. I was the one that told them they were hijacking the meeting. And to take it outside where OE had dozens of folks in vigil, and not interrupting the meeting. I didn’t even know who they were,, or care what they were singing or what they supported. This was a council meeting that the voices of the people had to be heard. As many as possible, and already it had been made clear not everybody would be able to speak. They were doing exactly what OE chose not to do in honor of all those who wished to share their words.
For the RG to twist this is BS and I strongly support a Boycott unless the come out with a retraction letter, where it will be read.
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Re: RG twists

Postby Marcus » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:17 pm

For this and so many other reasons, I support some form of direct action involving the Register Guard. However, I'm not sure that a boycott is necessarily the most strategic approach. I really appreciate any and all efforts to #OccupyMedia and feel that we could be more inventive and creative in our approach. I would love to participate in some form of direct action geared toward drawing public attention to the failure of the RG to accurately and fairly represent information. This is directly relevant as RG is part of our local 1% and it further instigates the public to question the influx of doctored "news" that supports inequality, both directly and indirectly. As I am writing this, it occurs to me that I have questions for the Actions Committee and will turn my energy in that direction.
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Re: RG twists

Postby shastalake » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:46 pm

I agree that the RG has become outrageous in their presentation of "news". Would like to be involved in some sort of coordinated efforts to rectify the problem of biased reporting in this city

Re: RG twists

Postby Seeker » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:55 pm

If you want to make the RG take notice don't just boycott THEM, boycott their ADVERTISERS! The RG could really care less if you don't buy their paper, but if you start impacting their advertising revenue then they will care.......

Start sending emails and letters to their largest advertisers and tell them that you;re boycotting the RG and anyone who advertises with them!
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Re: RG twists

Postby davidhazen » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:02 pm

This is what I just posted in response to one of the latest RG distortion at http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslo ... z.html.csp

So the most important issue in the opinion of the Register-Guard appears to be the money. It's the lead sentence to this article. The implication of other statements in the article about crime and safety and the omission of ANY information about the reported-elsewhere transformations occurring in peoples lives perpetuates the illusion that money is being wasted on people who have no value to this community. Well then, if you wish to calculate the value of people in terms of dollars as most corporations will do, consider this: government agencies have estimated the value of a human life at $6.1m (Environmental Protection Agency), and $5.5m (Department of Transportation). Estimated value of the lives at Washington/Jefferson park would be over $1 billion. What is the estimated value of the thousands of hours of volunteer work and all the donated food, clothing, and supplies being poured into the camp by people who are more than happy to do so? There is human capital available to the citizens of this community if they would choose to take advantage of it and fulfill the City Council's goal of a "community where all people are safe, valued and welcome." The only thing lacking now is the imagination that would make collaborations possible. One has to deny one's own humanity to reject the homeless, and to not recognize their value as human beings. The money money money being spent by our city on people is an investment which could produce a vibrant, strong local economy and stable family structures, but only if we use our best imaginative long-term vision and collective wisdom. When the Register-Guard, with all good intentions to serve Eugene, forgets to include the big picture, I feel sad for this significant loss.
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