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  • Radio Host Organizing Pro-America Rallies

    03/27/2003 12:10:39 PM PST · by Conservative Me · 74 replies · 566+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Mar 26 | MICHAEL RUBINKAM (AP Writer)
    Entertainment - AP Music Radio Host Organizing Pro-America Rallies Wed Mar 26, 2:20 PM ET By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA - Flag-draped "Rallies for America" across the country are drawing thousands of people to demonstrate support for U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf — a less visible counterpoint to the large crowds who have flocked to anti-war protests. AP Photo Many of the pro-military gatherings were originated by syndicated radio host Glenn Beck, whose Philadelphia-based show is heard in more than 100 markets. There have been nearly 20 in recent weeks, with organizers estimating total attendance into the...
  • Pro-war groups find allies on the air waves

    03/26/2003 7:02:44 PM PST · by sjersey · 10 replies · 276+ views
    The United States' anti-war movement has enjoyed strong support from its allies in Hollywood and some church denominations, but the pro-war camp has found a powerful ally in talk radio. Conservative, polemical and occasionally inflammatory, America's right-wing talkshow hosts dominate the medium and in recent weeks the talk has been all war, all the time. The tone is anything but subtle in this proxy battle for hearts and minds. In one show last week, the nation's number-one rated talkshow host, Rush Limbaugh, dismissed critics of US policy as "a lot of socialists, leftists and linguine-spined people who would leave Saddam's...
  • NPR Hit Piece on Rally for America

    03/25/2003 5:05:19 PM PST · by Wordsmith · 65 replies · 2,666+ views
    National Public Radio's Marketplace
    NPR's widely broadcast business and economy radio program Marketplace included a short segment tonight intended to discredit the past weekend's pro-war rallies. In short, the segment raised the possibility that many of the pro-war rallies were organized by Clear Channel Communications radio stations either at the direction of the Bush Administration or due to a desire to gain favor with the Administration, a quid pro quo. They specifically reported that "many in the media" were questioning whether these rallies reflected legitimate public sentiment. Their source for this? A SINGLE "journalist" - from!!! This "journalist's" comments that Clear Channel was...
  • Bush backer sponsoring pro-war rallies

    03/25/2003 7:14:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 344+ views
    Guardian ^ | Wednesday March 26, 2003 | Oliver Burkeman
    They look like spontaneous expressions of pro-war sentiment, "patriotic rallies" drawing crowds of tens of thousands across the American heartland. In a counterpoint to anti-war demonstrations, supporters of war in Iraq have descended on cities from Fort Wayne to Cleveland, and Atlanta to Philadelphia. They wave flags, messages of support for the troops - and also banners attacking liberals, excoriating the UN, and in one case, advising: "Bomb France Now." But many of the rallies, it turns out, have been organised and paid for by Clear Channel Inc - the country's largest radio conglomerate, owning 1,200 stations - which is...
  • Hundreds rally for troops at Capitol

    03/25/2003 2:36:58 PM PST · by fivetoes · 7 replies · 262+ views
    Denver Post ^ | March 24, 2003 | Ryan Morgan
    Pro-war demonstrators wave flags, sing anthems in support of Iraq conflict By Ryan Morgan Denver Post Staff Writer Monday, March 24, 2003 - Several hundred pro-war demonstrators gathered on the Capitol steps Sunday afternoon to wave flags, sing patriotic anthems and endorse the military campaign in Iraq. KHOW radio host Scott Redmond praised those who came for making a positive symbolic gesture of support, and said they stood in stark contrast to peace activists who have held disruptive anti-war protests. "We are here to demonstrate the appropriate way to demonstrate," he said. "There is yet another voice out there, and...

    03/23/2003 3:13:12 AM PST · by cherokeelov · 7 replies · 205+ views
    more rallies scheduled today in Illinois ^ | march 23, 2003 | cherokeelov
    Sunday March 23, 2003 in Arlington Heights is at 3 p.m. at North School Park. Congressman Mark Kirk is expected to be there.
  • Pro-war Protesters Hold Rally (Liberty Weekend)

    03/25/2003 9:49:09 AM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 623+ views
    The Star-Ledger | 03.24.03 | JERRY BARCA
    <p>NEW YORK -- Amid chants of "We Support George" and "U-S-A! U-S-A!," Robert Cuellari held a sign bearing a picture of his 19-year-old son, Air Force Private Robert Cuellari Jr., who is serving in the war. "He's not there for Bush, he's there for you," Cuellari's sign read as the Freehold resident stood amid 1,300 people gathered in Times Square yesterday for a rally to support the military effort in Iraq.</p> <p>"I don't want my kid coming back to anti-war protests. It should be unconditional love for these kids and the country," Cuellari said.</p>
  • More on the Cranston, R.I. "Patriot Rally" from rally last night!

    03/25/2003 10:17:28 AM PST · by ItsOurTimeNow · 24 replies · 1,481+ views
    Hundreds rally to show support "Our troops need to see this," says Maj. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, commander of the Rhode Island National Guard. 03/25/2003 BY BARBARA POLICHETTI Journal Staff Writer CRANSTON -- When members of Auburn American Legion Post 20, working with the leaders of the American Legion Department of Rhode Island, decided to hold a rally in support of U.S. troops yesterday they had modest expectations. "We just want to show the troops and their families that there are people who care," said Dennis Ratcliffe, post commander, as he watched people gather at the war memorial at the juncture...
  • 1200 Rally to Support Troops (Venice, FL 3/23/03)Mother of Marine Speaks to the Crowd.

    03/25/2003 9:10:32 AM PST · by JulieRNR21 · 40 replies · 235+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune (Venice Edition) ^ | Mar 24, 2003 | Kelly Brooks
    1,200 rally to support troops The mother of a Marine in Iraq addresses the crowd at Patriot's Park. VENICE -- More than 1,200 people participated in an emotional rally Sunday afternoon in support of American troops at home and abroad. "We want to show support to our president and to our armed forces," said 68-year-old Venice resident Nick Catsakis. "We are mainstream America. Not the people you see protesting on the side of the road." Rallygoers waved American flags, sang patriotic songs and cheered those who spoke at the hour-long gathering at Patriot's Park in Venice. Gary Douglass, head of...
  • Support Our Troops Rallies - Southern Maine - March 22-23 (Infinite FReep)

    03/24/2003 4:10:39 PM PST · by Jen · 34 replies · 283+ views
    Uncle Jaque
    Thanks to USN Veteran and American Legionare Paul True, we have images of 3 Support Our Troops Rallies held in Southern Maine last Weekend. There were other Rallies in Auburn and other locations, and hopefully we will have reports and images of them to share as well.
  • Rally for American Troops Draws Hundreds in Washington

    03/24/2003 5:49:23 AM PST · by new cruelty · 11 replies · 212+ views ^ | March 24, 2003 | Robert B. Bluey
    Washington ( - A sea of red, white and blue, sprinkled with a few yellow ribbons, filled the area outside the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, as several hundred demonstrators gathered Sunday to show their support for President Bush and America's troops in the Persian Gulf. The rally in the nation's capital was one of the many planned across the country in what was dubbed "Liberty Weekend." The gathering of flag-waving and sign-carrying Americans came just a day after antiwar protesters marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., carrying a very different message. "I don't want a war," said Bobbi Chuetze of...
  • Troop Support: Rally counters anti-war efforts (FR Mentioned)

    03/24/2003 5:56:48 AM PST · by new cruelty · 4 replies · 250+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Mon, Mar. 24, 2003 | Yomi S. Wronge
    <p>Two weeks ago, 9-year-old Michael Gorman wrote a letter to President Bush offering an alternative to war: a battle between Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein via ``Medal of Honor,'' a video game that includes military, guns and missiles -- and only virtual casualties.</p>
  • 7,000 rally to show support for troops

    03/24/2003 12:52:52 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 25 replies · 263+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, March 24, 2003 | By Jon Ward
    <p>RICHMOND — A flag-waving, cheering crowd of about 7,000 gathered to show support for the U.S. military's effort to liberate Iraq and remove Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from power.</p> <p>Supporters dressed in red, white and blue listened to patriotic music and speeches while holding signs that read: "God bless our president," "Support our troops" and "Iraq is French for Hollywood" — a response to the lack of support from France and screen actors.</p>
  • Thousands Gather to Back U.S. Troops and Policy

    03/24/2003 12:44:22 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 84 replies · 280+ views
    New York Times ^ | Monday, March 24, 2003 | By DOUGLAS JEHL
    March 24, 2003 Thousands Gather to Back U.S. Troops and PolicyBy DOUGLAS JEHL LEN ALLEN, Va., March 23 — These demonstrators wore shorts and ball caps, pushed strollers and carried American flags, but what most set them apart was the support they displayed by the thousands today at a suburban office park for the American-led war in Iraq. The rally here, just north of Richmond, was one of many events around the country supporting the military on this first weekend of the war. It was meant as a show of support for United States policy and troops, and it was...

    03/23/2003 5:39:16 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 21 replies · 407+ views
    Self | March 23, 2003 | CyberAnt
    Today, in San Diego, several groups came together to hold a Support the Troops Rally. The location was the North Gate of Marine Corp Air Station - Miramar (formerly the location of Top Gun). The major event organizer was a group of Marine moms, called SOS (Support Our Soldiers); the other major supporter was Roger Hedgecock from KOGO 600 AM (and whom many of you know as a substitute for Rush Limbaugh). Roger started a program called "Operation Homefront". The program is to provide help and support for the families which are left behind after the troops deploy. One church,...
  • Hundreds rally in support of war

    03/23/2003 2:21:45 PM PST · by sarcasm · 13 replies · 252+ views
    AP ^ | March 23, 2003 | Karen Matthews
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) A day after an anti-war march down Broadway attracted more than 100,000 people, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Times Square and on Staten Island on Sunday to show support for the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq.</p> <p>About 600 people waved American flags and chanted ''U-S-A! ''U-S-A!'' at the Times Square demonstration, which was organized by conservative groups including the Christian Coalition and Young Americans for Freedom.</p>
  • Supporters Rally for the Troops (Sarasota Freep!)

    03/23/2003 1:59:30 PM PST · by I still care · 8 replies · 245+ views
    SNN 6 Herald ^ | March 23, 2003 | Mike Saewitz Former veteran Richard Underwood, 62, of Sarasota, demonstrates in support of U.S. troops at the Ringling Boulevard intersection of U.S. 41 on Saturday. By MIKE SAEWITZ SARASOTA -- More than 250 supporters of U.S. troops gathered Saturday at Bayfront Park, expressing satisfaction with the war effort, tolerance of peace protesters and hope for a quick victory in Iraq. "We don't like war either," said state Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton. "We just love our warriors and want them to come home." Bennett and other local politicians, including Sarasota Mayor Carolyn Mason and County Commissioner Paul Mercier, spoke to a...

    03/23/2003 10:27:35 AM PST · by WolfenII · 4 replies · 206+ views
    03-23-03 | WolfenII
    As parents of family in harm's way in the middle east, I wish on their behalf to thank all of the persons who attended the rally and gave their support to our troops. Although it is a bad day today in Iraq for our people, WE WILL SURVIVE AND MAKE KNOWN THE POWER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND THE COALITION OF THE WILLING. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!

    03/21/2003 2:35:29 PM PST · by fivetoes · 57 replies · 730+ views
    This Weekend You Have 7 Chances to FReep! OPERATION INFINITE FREEP, COLORADO STYLE WHO: All Freepers, the VFW, any other interested parties WHAT: Support Our Troops Rally (Operation Infinite Freep) WHY: To show our troops that we are behind them and to counter the anti war protesters across the street. How You Can Help:Show up and bring a sign that indicates Support for our Troops. If you don't have a sign, we have plenty to go around. Bring an American flag to wave proudly.These Freeps take place Every Saturday. Try to make at least one of them! Ft. CollinsWHERE:...
  • Los Angeles Chapter FRN (HRF) - Rallys for America at the Oscars

    03/23/2003 10:26:59 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 146 replies · 2,255+ views
    FrnLa | 03/23/2003 | DoughtyOne
    The Hollywood Resistance Force was out in strength today Sunday, March 23, 2003. Along with around three to five hundred other conservatives, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Free Republic Network made sure Michael Moore (or less) had to pass by fourteen hundred United States flags on the way in to receive his Oscar.  Every leftist who sputtered nonsense from the podium, had to pass us by.  We waved our flags and shouted Liberate Iraq, Free the Iraqis, L - A - P - D (a supportive chant for the Los Angeles Police Department officers on site) and other phrases...