"It's the Media Stupid" bumper sticker campaign goes viral to liberals and conservatives alike.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On car bumpers across America, a simple provocative message appears against the backdrop of the US Constitution. The slogan goes to the core of popular concern about threats to American democracy and liberty and is being embraced by frustrated citizens across the political spectrum. The 10" x 3" bumper sticker, distributed by www.itsthemediastupid.org ,is published as a reminder from the founding fathers that freedom of the press is essential to liberty.
A Spokesman for the website cites growing public alarm at inadequate media news coverage and blatant propaganda. "We don't know who to believe anymore and are justifiably suspicious of most mass media news coverage. A former U.S. President has publicly stated that we no longer have a functioning democracy. The Attorney General says that those responsible for the financial crisis are effectively above the law, and the President signs laws that are clearly in violation of the U.S. Constitution that he is sworn to protect – a free press would be jumping all over this stuff."
Other criticism includes lack of coverage for crucial issues like the ongoing Fukushima catastrophe, threats to journalists and whistleblowers and a woefully uninformed electorate.
Over one thousand dollars was donated by supporters to initiate the project and a funding campaign is active on Kickstarter.com for printing and distribution. Free bumper stickers are being distributed via coffee shops and community bulletin boards. It'sTheMediaStupid.org seeks to maintain a non-partisan approach and universal appeal in its mission to raise public awareness of the importance of a free press as featured on you tube. Early adopters of the bumper sticker go beyond media reform and constitutional advocacy groups to include a broad range of political positions. The organization's only stated goal is to get the bumper sticker onto as many cars as possible.
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