Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Bored? Why Not Watch The Vice-Presidential Debates . . .

and then let the lovely folks in the media know just how great John Edwards was and what a scary maniac Dick Cheney was? Here are a few folks you can contact (all of this was stolen from Daily Kos:
Seattle Post-Intelligencer & Seattle Times

Arizona Republic

San Jose Mercury News / Contra Costa Times

Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News

San Diego Union-Tribune

Kansas City Star

Detroit News

Las Vegas Review-Journal

St. Petersburg Times

Cleveland Plain Dealer

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Orlando Sentinel


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Grand Rapids Press

Orange County Register

New Orleans Times-Picayune

Akron Beacon Journal

Diaries :: dbfactor's diary ::

here is, thanks to mperloe, a list of media email addresses.

UPDATE: 10:40am PST please, if you use mperloe's list of email addresses, use some discretion in regards to which email addresses you send, because not everyone appreciates being the recipient of a mass email. [/update]

just for handy reference, here are some of the links that were posted during the post-debate spin after the first presidential debate last thursday.  since various people compiled these sites, thanks to all who did that work last thursday night.  



fox news

abc news

cbs news

the argus leader

The Pittsburgh Channel

dallas, tx nbc affiliate

minneapolis star tribune

tampa bay online

hagerstown, md nbc affiliate

denver, co abc affiliate

cleveland, oh newschannel five

cincinnati, oh nbc affiliate

american research group (they may or may not have a post-debate poll)

boston globe

the kansas city channel 9

KOTV Tulsa

KSDK St. Louis

NBC4 Washington DC

NBC6 South Florida

New Orleans Channel

News Central


South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tampa Bay 10 News


WESH2 Orlando

WFTV9 Orlando

WHOTV Des Moines

wmur channel 9  new hampshire

WSB AM radio Atlanta, GA

NY Daily News

Asheville, NC Citizen-Times

KATC3 Lafayette, LA

My San Antonio

Columbus, OH NBC affiliate



KPHO, Phoenix CBS

KOLD, Tuscon CBS

Fox 11, Tuscon

KVOA, Tuscon NBC

Newschannel 3, Phoenix

AZ Central 12


Fayetteville/Ft. Smith, KHOG/KHBS, ABC

Jonesboro, KAIT, ABC

Little Rock, KATV, ABC

Ft. Smith: KFSM, CBS

Little Rock: KTHV, CBS

Little Rock: KLRT, FOX

Little Rock: KARK, NBC


Grand Junction: KJCT, ABC

Colorado Springs: KKTV, CBS

Denver: KCNC, CBS

Grand Junction: KREX, CBS

Colorado Springs: KXRM, FOX

Denver: KDVR, FOX

Denver: KUSA, NBC

Grand Junction: KKCO, NBC

Pueblo: KOAA, NBC


Ft. Myers: WZVN, ABC

Gainesville: WCJB, ABC

Jacksonville: WJXX, ABC

Miami: WPLG, ABC

Orlando: WFTV, ABC

Palm Beach Gardens: WPBF, ABC

Panama City: WMBB, ABC

Pensacola: WEAR, ABC

Tallahassee: WTXL, ABC

Tampa: WFTS, ABC

Ft. Myers: WINK, CBS

Jacksonville: WJXT, CBS

Miami: WFOR, CBS

Orlando: WKMG, CBS

St. Petersburg: WTSP, CBS

Tallahassee: WCTV, CBS

West Palm Beach: WPEC, CBS

Lake Mary: WOFL, FOX

Lake Mary: WOGX, FOX

Miami: WSVN, FOX

Tallahassee: WTLH, FOX

Tampa: WTVT, FOX

West Palm Beach: WFLX, FOX

Ft. Myers: WBBH, NBC

Jacksonville: WTLV, NBC

Miami: WTVJ, NBC

Orlando: WESH, NBC

Panama City: WJHG, NBC

Tampa: WFLA, NBC

West Palm Beach: WPTV, NBC


Cedar Rapids: KCRG, ABC

Des Moines: WOI, ABC

Cedar Rapids: KGAN, CBS

Des Moines: KCCI, CBS

Mason City: KIMT, CBS

Sioux City: KMEG, CBS

Davenport: KLJB, FOX

Des Moines: KDSM, FOX

Davenport: KWQC, NBC

Sioux City: KTIV, NBC

Waterloo: KWWL, NBC


Auburn: WMTW, ABC

Bangor: WVII, ABC

Bangor: WABI, CBS

Portland: WGME, CBS

Bangor: WLBZ, NBC


Battle Creek: WOTV, ABC

Calumet: WBKP, ABC

Detroit: WXYZ, ABC

Lansing: WLAJ, ABC

Traverse City: WGTU, ABC

Detroit: WWJ, CBS

Kalamazoo: WWMT, CBS

Lansing: WLNS, CBS

Saginaw: WNEM, CBS

Sault Ste. Marie: WWUP, Traverse City: WWTV, CBS

Detroit: WJBK, FOX

Grand Rapids: WXMI, FOX


Detroit: WDIV, NBC

Grand Rapids: WOOD, NBC

Negaunee: WLUC, NBC

Traverse City: WPBN, NBC

UPDATE: more newspaper sites.

Wall Street Journal

LA Times

Akron Beacon-Journal

Orlando Sentinel

Philadelphia Inquirer

Rocky Mountain News

Denver Post

Arizona Republic

Des Moines Register

Kansas City Star

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Albuquerque Journal

Santa Fe New Mexican

Concord Monitor

The Union Leader

Cincinnati Enquirer

The Plain Dealer

Columbus Dispatch

The Register-Guard

The Tennessean

Capital Times

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Charleston Daily Mail

Rapid Response recommends we:
Call the pundits IMMEDIATELY on their distortions and misrepresentations. Call the pertinent network or cable station, complain, and (where possible) provide them with corrected information. IF you absolutely can't get through and you can
fax, do so!
ABC: Phone: 212-456-7777
CBS: Phone: 212-975-4321 Fax: 212-975-1893
CNBC: Phone: (201) 585-2622 Fax: (201) 583-5453
CNN: Phone: 404-827-1500 Fax: 404-827-1906
FOX: Phone: 404-827-1500 Fax: 404-827-1906
MSNBC Phone: (201) 583-5000 Fax: (201) 583-5453
NBC: Phone: 212-664-4444 Fax: 212-664-4426
PBS: Phone: 703-739-5000 Fax: 703-739-8458
Email addresses for TV news programs:
ABC (forms):;
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather:
The Early Show:
60 Minutes II:
48 Hours:
Face The Nation:
CNBC: List of all email addresses:
CNN (forms):
FOX News list of email addresses for all news shows:,2933,77538,00.html
MSNBC & NBC: List of all email addresses for all news shows
(scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page):
PBS (Jim Lehrer):
For economic data to help back up your letters to the editor after tonight's debate, use this link to employment and income data from the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Among other data sets, this site includes a handy table breaking down total employment by county and another one showing total employment trends for northeast Ohio counties. In particular, pay attention to total job loss in this rustbelt state, in addition to the huge recent loss of manufacturing jobs. Their analysis is well worth quoting:
Greater Cleveland and Ohio have been hit very hard by the current economic recession. Job losses have been much steeper during 2000-2004 than they were during the 1990-1992 recession. Cuyahoga County lost more than 8% of its jobs between 2000 and 2004, a loss of 63,900 jobs. Ohio was also hit very hard by the recession. Between the first quarter of 2000 and the first quarter of 2004, Ohio lost 5% of its jobs, a loss of 263,507 jobs. Astonishingly, between 2000 and 2004 the United States lost 710,000 jobs.
More than one third of the jobs lost in the USA during the 2000's recession were in Ohio alone.
Nevertheless, it is now known that Cuyahoga County lost 21.4% of its manufacturing jobs between the first quarter of 2001 and the first quarter of 2004. Cuyahoga County's loss of manufacturing jobs during the last three years is now up to 23,978 jobs. Additional manufacturing jobs were lost prior to 1Q 2001, and after 1Q 2004. But, even given this technical constraint, the current magnitude of local manufacturing job losses is startling and stunning. The loss of more than one-fifth of all local manufacturing jobs in only three years has been a devastating blow to Cleveland.
On a statewide basis, Ohio lost 17% of its manufacturing jobs between 2001-2004, a loss of 167,655 manufacturing jobs. This has been a catatrophic [sic] blow to the economy of the state of Ohio. It caused soaring poverty and plunging incomes during the 2000's in Ohio, and it caused additional job losses in other industries as the gigantic manufacturing job losses rippled through the rest of Ohio's economy. By far the worst losses in Ohio were in Springfield, where Clark County has lost 39% of its manufacturing jobs since 2001. The recent loss of two-fifths of all manufacturing jobs in Springfield has literally created "depression" conditions in Springfield. Stark County (Canton) and Lorain County (Lorain-Elyria) have also lost more than one fourth of their manufacturing jobs just since 2001.
Here's the thing to remember to stress out of all this info:
Ohio has lost 263,507 jobs since Bush came into office, which was 5% of all the jobs in the state. Since March 1986 and for every single month since then, Ohio's job growth has been well below the national average. The recession has made this situation even worse, but the job loss problem in Ohio is a critical issue that is begging for practical solutions. The candidates that come up with rational domestic policies that address this issue should be in the White House (and that ain't Bush/Cheney, cuz they got nothing)