banning me from
I never threatened
anyone at MNN. I
who was removed
from a "leadership
class" because he
tried to attend an
MNN board meeting.
MNN does not
want the public to
attend their meetings.
is our free
Free speech includes criticizing public institutions that misuse public
funds. I am being censored for trying to make MNN live up to the
utopian ideals for which we founded it. MNN was founded by NY
Citizens for Responsible Media: Paper Tiger TV, FAIR and several
other media activist organizations. We worked for four years to
pressure the city council and the borough president (Ruth Messinger)
to use the city cable revenues to create a proper media facility for
the city. We marched in front of Time Warner; we testified at the
City Council; we held endless meetings and strategy sessions.
The current management has banned me from the channel and the
facility on trumped up charges. See the video on this blog which
Dan Coughlin claims is a threat to a staff member.
Judge for yourself.