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How to Promote Court Reform in the Media
"If a Nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.... If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed."   —  THOMAS JEFFERSON

Part I — The Basics
  1) Study up. Know your issue. Focus on a theme. Review our background publications, Press Releases and Alerts. Have them handy, along with any timely news articles you may wish to quote.
 2) Pray up. Pray for wisdom — and boldness if you need it. Ask for the right words that will help "those with ears to hear" to truly understand the issues and principles which are at stake.
 3) Speak up. a)  Write, E-mail or Fax Letters-to-the Editor (Media Pt. II) 
Your efforts can impact thousands of readers & significantly influence information "gatekeepers" all across the country!
  • Compose your Letters-to-the Editor using our Sample Letters and Talking Points.
  • Communicate your comments, complaints and/or commendations on their news reporting and editorials.
  • Suggest stories they should include in their News Coverage. Note what they fail to report;
  • Confront liberal bias. – Then use this Checklist as a reminder to ensure that all correspondence is
    • Clear,
    • Concise,
    • Courteous,
    • Cites specific examples for more authoritative writing, and
    • Credits sources when utilizing direct quotes.

 * Internet links are provided below to news sites that allow you to write Letters to-the-Editor online. Remember to use the op-ed page as a forum to either commend or expose a Senator’s or Congressman’s vote/position on issues in both the national press & in their home state paper(s). Ask other readers to contact their representatives as needed.
  b)Call and/or E-mail/Fax Talk Radio & Talk TV (Media Pt.III) 
Talk shows are perhaps the best way you can quickly disseminate information to a wide audience and generate action among politically aware and active listeners. For Court Reform education & activation, conservative talk formats provide the opportunity to inform and/or mobilize thousands, or even millions, of people with one phone call. Find your ‘comfort zone’ and begin there. If you’re just starting out, call local talk shows and/or e-mail and fax them with your comments— many hosts sift through listener e-mail while on a break. They will often read it on-the-air, (you may want to issue a challenge for them to do so --depending on their point of view.) Even when you're un-able to call in, you can alert talk hosts about critical issues and Congressional votes by e-mailing or faxing important news articles, action items and legislative briefs. As you gain confidence speaking on-the-air, begin calling the national talk shows — i.e. Rush Limbaugh, Mike Reagan, C-SPAN, Talk Back Live — where you can reach millions of listeners/viewers. Armed with the facts, you can both expose media bias and challenge the views of a liberal host and other listeners/viewers.

(A brief note about call screeners: When you phone in to a talk radio or TV program, give the screener a general overview of your topic. They may inquire what side of an issue you are on. Some may ask more probing questions on behalf of their bosses, particularly when you call in to a national show. You do not, however, have to reveal to the screener everything you plan on saying to the host.)

  c)E-Mail/Fax/Write TV Talk Shows & Media Networks (Media Pt.IV) 
Give TV talk shows and news organizations your opinion about their reporting, their on-air hosts, programs, and sponsors--pro or con. The links to the web pages provided below often include contact information to specific shows or the network executives to which you can forward your comments. As with talk radio hosts, there are some TV talk anchors who regularly read viewer mail/e-mail on-the-air. And shows such as CNN’s Talk Back Live, scroll e-mail postings and comments at the bottom of the screen while the show is in progress.
 4) Follow up. Make the most of your efforts. If you write a Letter-to-the Editor that makes it into print, check in subsequent issues of the publication for additional comments on your subject from either the editorial department and/or other readers. You may have the opportunity to clarify the facts, further substantiate your point of view, or challenge another reader’s letter. Remember, our goal is to both raise and sustain public awareness about Court Reform and all its attendant issues. This rule holds true for talk formats as well. If your call, comment, fax/e-mail was considered controversial, unique or generated reaction from other listeners, follow-up with the host, either by phone or in writing to reinforce your point. Some hosts have rules on how often listeners may call their shows, while others do not, particularly if the caller is considered a "good caller" – articulate, expressive, engaging and can interact well with the host. Some talk shows prefer airing callers who can help get their audience’s attention via lively debate with the host. But, whatever the individual style of the talk hosts with whom you interact, suggest that they dedicate an entire program to issues surrounding Court Reform, and be sure to send a note of thanks and encouragement to those that do.

"We have in America produced several generations of cultural orphans who’ve little knowledge and even less appreciation of their heritage of freedom and the struggles and sacrifices which produced it. We have inadvertently engaged in a kind of unilateral intellectual disarmament which could well prove more devastating to the cause of liberty than would be the destruction of all our defense arsenals."   —  John A. Howard


Part II - Targeted Print Media Outlets
 
The Washington Post
Letters to the Editor
1150 15th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20071
letters@washpost.com

The Washington Times
Letters to the Editor
3600 New York Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
letter@twtmail.com

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 4689
Atlanta, Ga. 30302

The Boston Globe
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 2378
Boston, MA 02107-2378
letter@globe.com

The Burlington Free Press
Letters to the Editor
19 College St.
P.O. Box 10
Burlington, VT 05402-0010
letters@bfp.com

Chicago Sun-Times
Letters to the Editor
401 N. Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60611
letters@suntimes.com

Chicago Tribune
Letters to the Editor
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
ctc-TribLetter@Tribune.com

Philadelphia Inquirer
Letters to the Editor
400 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Inquirer.Opinion@phillynews.com

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 2221
Little Rock, AR 72203
Letter to the Editor

St. Louis Dispatch
Letters to the Editor 400 South 4th St.
Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63102
pdeditor@post-dispatch.com

Wall Street Journal
Letters to the Editor
200 Liberty Street
New York, New York 10281
letter.editor@edit.wsj.com

The New York Times
Letters to the Editor
229 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
letters@nytimes.com

New York Post
Letters to the Editor
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8790
letters@nypost.com

Los Angeles Times
Letters to the Editor
202 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
letters@latimes.com

Arizona Republic
Letters to the Editor
200 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
E-mail for publication

The Miami Herald
Letters to the Editor
One Herald Plaza
Miami FL 33132-1693
HeraldEd@herald.com

Dallas Morning News
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 655237
Dallas, TX 75265
Letter to the Editor

Denver Post
Letters to the Editor
1560 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202-1577
letters@denverpost.com

Mobile Register
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 2488
Mobile, AL 36652
fcoleman@mobileregister.com

Houston Chronicle
Letters to the Editor
801 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
viewpoints@chron.com

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Letters to the Editor
1050 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
letters@usnews.com

NEWSWEEK MAGAZINE
251 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
letters@newsweek.com

TIME MAGAZINE
TIME Magazine Letters
Time & Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10020
letters@time.com

USA TODAY
Letters to the Editor
1000 Wilson Blvd. 21st
Arlington, VA 22229


PART III — Targeted Talk Radio & TV Broadcasts
TALK SHOW/ WEB SITE

AIR TIME

E-MAIL CALL-IN #
AMERICA’S ADVOCATE
w/ Jim Hirsen
 
http://www.americannews.com/
http://www.firstliberties.com/
M-F
11a.m.-12noon EST
jim@firstliberties.com 970-689-TALK
NEAL BOORTZ
WSB-Atlanta
750AM
 
http://www.boortz.com/
M-F
8:30a.m.-12noon
EST
nealznuze@cox.com 404-607-TALK
404-872-0750
C-SPAN 
http://www.cspan.org/
See on-line schedule for viewer call-in times viewer@cspan.org Democrat line:
202-737-0001 
Republican line:
202-737-0002 
Others:
202-628-0205
BLANQUITA CULLUM — 40 stations 
radioamerica.org/program/bqview.html
M-F
12-3p.m.
EST
bq@radioamerica.org 800-510-TALK
BOB DORNAN — nationwide 
http://www.bobdornan.com/
M-F
9 a.m. - 12 noon EST
bob@bobdornan.com 800-449-TALK
SEAN HANNITY
nationwide
 
http://www.hannity.com/
M-F
3-6 p.m. EST
hannity@foxnews.com 800-848-WABC
STAND TO REASON   w/Greg Koukl 
http://www.str.org/
Sundays
8-9 p.m.
PST
info@str.org 800-2-REASON
G. GORDON LIDDY — 275 stations 
http://www.ggordonliddy.com/
M-F
11 a.m.- 2 p.m. EST
gordonliddy@aol.com 800-445-4339
RUSH LIMBAUGH — 650 stations 
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/
M-F
12 noon-3 p.m. EST
rush@eibnet.com 800-282-2882
OLIVER NORTH — 100 stations  
http://www.northamerican.com/
M-F
3-6 p.m.
EST
E-mail Ollie 800-510-TALK
JANET PARSHALL — 70 stations 
http://www.wava.com/
M-F
3-6p.m.
EST
jpa@wava.com 800-343-9282
POINT OF VIEW
  w/ Marlin Maddoux — nationwide
 
http://www.pointofview.net/
M-F
2-4 p.m. EST
pov@usaradio.com 800-351-1212
MIKE REAGAN — 200 stations 
http://www.reaganradio.com/
M-F
9p.m.-1 a.m. EST
Leave a Message for Mike 800-468-MIKE
MICHAEL SAVAGE — nationwide 
http://kfso560.com/
M-F
7-10 p.m. EST
paulreveresociety@ yahoo.com 415-658-5401
TALK BACK LIVE — CNN 
M-F
3-4 p.m. EST
talkback@cnn.com 800-510-5266
RADIO AMERICA NETWORK -
Take America Back w/Bruce Wiseman
 
http://www.radioamerica.org/
Sat. 7-8 p.m. bwiseman@radio america.org 202-408-0944
RADIO LIBERTY   w/ Dr. Stanley Monteith 
http://www.radioliberty.com/
M-F
4:05-5p.m.
8-10p.m. PST
radioliberty@aol.com 888-24-LIBERTY


PART IV - TV NETWORKS NEWS SHOWS
Hannity & Colmes
FOX News
M-F 9-10 p.m. EST
   hannity@foxnews.com
   colmes@foxnews.com


The O’Reilly Factor
w/ Bill O’Reilly
FOX News
M-F 8-9 p.m. EST
   oreilly@foxnews.com


Hardball with Chris Matthews
MSNBC
M-F 5-6 p.m. EST
   Hardball@msnbc.com

ABC News 
ABC's "20/20" 
CBS (News feedback) 
CBS' 60 Minutes 
CNBC 
CNN (Comment on any show) Link to transcripts 
Fox News (For all news shows) Fox Message Boards 
The McLaughlin Group (Suggest issues or give feedback) 
MSNBC (Comment on any show) 
NBC's "Meet the Press" Link for transcript of most recent show 
NBC's "Nightly News" 
Weekend Today 
Dateline NBC 
Today Show 



 
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