• Petitioned Roger Ailes

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President, FOX News
Roger Ailes

Fox News: Fire Erik Rush

    1. Scott Trent
    2. Petition by

      Scott Trent

      Greensboro, NC

Within hours of the apparent bombings at the Boston Marathon, FOX News contributor Erik Rush concluded, with no evidence whatsoever, that "Muslims" were responsible and tweeted, "Muslims are evil. Let's kill them all."

Whether you're old enough to remember the official repression and wave of hate crimes that came down hard on Arab, Muslim, and South Asian communities in the wake of September 11, 2001, you are living now in a country where such hate against a whole community is routinely expressed, with terrible consequences. No matter who proves to be ultimately responsible for the attacks in Boston, we cannot allow the same kind of fear- and hate-mongering to be the dominant response to this tragedy. We have to speak out, and demand that irrational hate and demonizing is unacceptable.

We demand that FOX News fire Erik Rush and fully repudiate his hate-filled statements.

Article on Erik Rush's comments: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/erik-rush-kill-all-muslims-response-boston-marathon-attack 

President of Fox News Channel: Roger Ailes
Fox News Channel
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 888.369.4762
email: Comments@foxnews.com

To:
Roger Ailes, President, FOX News
It is inconceivable that your contributor Erik Rush's comments, "Muslims are evil. Let's kill them all," could be allowed to go without consequences by any news organization with a shred of integrity. He should be fired immediately for these comments, and his hateful statements thoroughly rejected and repudiated by Fox News.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Almost 350! Can we get 500 or more to mail to Roger Ailes tonight?

      Scott Trent
      Petition Organizer

      It's great to see this petition circulating the world, shared by people who have had enough of Fox's hate-mongering faux journalism. Rush now insists that his now-deleted "Let's kill all the Muslims" tweet was a joke, yet contradicts himself by issuing threats against those who rightly called him out. "Keep 'em coming, Islamist apologist worms! It's good to know where and who you are!" he threatened, labeling people opposed to expressions of violent racism as "jihadists" and comparing us to vermin.

      Time is of the essence here: if we're going to even register as a blip on Fox's radar, we need to get as many signatures as we can, and get them now. I think this petition needs to be emailed to Fox president Roger Ailes no later than tomorrow morning, with however many signatures we have.

      Please continue to invite your friends...let's make some noise!

      Read more: http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/04/15/Erik-Rush-makes-Muslims-joke-after-Boston-Marathon-explosions/7001366068192/#ixzz2Qf49

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Topped 200 tonight!

      Scott Trent
      Petition Organizer

      Keep it going...invite friends, post in Facebook groups that discuss political issues, human rights groups, and email to friends and listservs (if people still use those). Let those who use hate as a political tool of division know where you and the people you know stand!

    4. Reached 200 signatures
    5. 100 signed!

      Scott Trent
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone for signing...make sure to invite your friends to sign too, using the "Invite friends" and/or "Email your contacts" buttons above. Don't let a vicious agenda of hate use this tragedy to deepen oppressive social divisions. We've had way too many years of that. Be sure to share the link on facebook and other social media too! Keep it going!

    6. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Analise Burwood AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I don't think racist idiots like Erik Rush should be employed by major media corporations such as FOX. It is a detriment to their company.

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    • Russell Niquette COLCHESTER, VT
      • about 1 year ago

      There is NO place for any bigotry today, especially coming from someone in the public eye.

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    • Carol Naylor RICHMOND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a News contributor oozing hate and with such vile views. FOX News need to act

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    • Alicia Barnes LONDON, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Ignorant man shouldn't be allowed to televise such racist views

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    • Mohammad Aldossary SAN DIEGO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Racism!!

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