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February 03, 2009

The Power of the Petitioner Upon the Media (An Example)

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A Boston radio station was compelled by listeners' protests to rehire two broadcasters who had been recently let go in a cost saving move. The protests to WBZ had included vows to boycott advertisers and picket broadcasting facilities. The story was reported by the Boston Globe and elaborated on at the WBZ Web site.

A Web site audio clip says that the protestors registered their feelings with WBZ by use of many "e-mails clogging the system, notes (letters) and phone calls that rang off the hook." In addition, the protestors had blogged at various Web sites, some containing petition forms and a list of WBZ contacts.

Posted by MK at February 3, 2009 11:05 AM

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