Help Save Politically Incorrect! 9/28/01

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One of the few programs in the mainstream media to frequently and consistently discuss the drug war and the legalization option is Politically Incorrect on ABC. Politically Incorrect is now under threat of cancellation over comments made by its host, Bill Maher, that have been dramatically distorted by zealots in the current, frenzied post-disaster climate.

Now of all times is a time to stand up for free speech and dissent, not to stifle it. As many have pointed out over the last two weeks, to willingly give up our own liberties in the heat of crisis and fear would be to needlessly hand the terrorists another victory. Freedom of speech is the most important such liberty, and unfettered discourse is necessary now more than ever.

Please e-mail [email protected] to let ABC know you support Bill Maher and Politically Incorrect, and please fill out the following online petitions to contact ABC and sponsors FedEx and Sears who have pulled their advertising from the show:

http://www.drcnet.org/politicallyincorrect
http://www4.PetitionOnline.com/promaher/petition.html
http://www.millionflagmarch.com/bill/

Visit http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/092401.html to learn more about the show and what was really said on it from columnist Arianna Huffington, who was a guest on Politically Incorrect that night.

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