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Let's Tell AP Board: "No Teabag!"

AP published a piece by Charles Babington recently in which it used the word “teabaggers” to describe supporters of the Tea Party movement.   As many elsewhere on the web (h/t to Hotair.com) have noted, by using it AP is mainstreaming the obnoxious term.  Let’s say “enough.”

I’m writing every board member of AP and objecting, and I hope you will join me.    Below are the AP board members and what contact information I could find in a few hours.  If you come up with better info, please let me know.

NOTE:  Most of the board members also hold high positions at member news outlets, so our objections may just do double duty.

ASSOCIATED PRESS BOARD MEMBERS CONTACT INFO:

William Dean Singleton,Vice Chairman and CEO

MediaNews Group

101 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 1100

Denver, Colorado 80202

Tel 303-954-6360

Fax 303-954-6320

[email protected]

Mary Junck, Vice Chairman

Lee Enterprises

201 N. Harrison St.

Davenport, IA 52801-1939

Tel 563-383-2100

Fax 563-323-2698

[email protected]

Donna J. Barrett, President and CEO

Community Newspaper Holdings

3500 Colonnade Pkwy, Ste. 600

Birmingham, AL 35243

Tel 205-298-7100

Fax 205-298-7108

Elizabeth Brenner, Executive Vice President

Journal Communications Inc

P.O. Box 371

Milwaukee, WI 53201

Tel 414-224-2954

Fax 414-224-2649

[email protected]

Craig A. Dubow, President and CEO

Gannett Co., Inc.

7950 Jones Branch Drive

McLean, Virginia 22107-0910

Phone: 703-854-6000

Fax: 703-364-0855

[email protected]

R. Jack Fishman, Publisher and Editor

Citizen Tribune

1609 W. First North Street

Morristown, TN 37814

Tel 423-581-5630

Boisfeuillet (Bo) Jones, Vice Chairman

The Washington Post Company

1150 15th Street NW

Washington, DC 20071

[email protected]

[email protected]

Tel 202-334-6000

Fax 202-334-4536

David Lord, Vice Chairman

Pioneer Newspapers, Inc.

221 First Avenue West, Suite 405

Seattle, WA 98119-4224

Tel 206-284-4424

Fax 206-282-214

R. John Mitchell, Publisher

Rutland Herald

P.O. Box 668

27 Wales Steet

Rutland, VT 05702-0668

Fax 802-775-2423

[email protected]

Steven O. Newhouse, Chairman

Advance Publications

950 Fingerboard Road

Staten Island, New York 10305

Tel 718-981-1234

Fax 718-981-1456

David M. Paxton, President and CEO

Paxton Media

201 S. 4th St.

Paducah, KY 42003-1524

Tel  270-575-8600

Charles V. Pittman, Senior Vice President-Publishing_

Schurz Communications Inc.

1301 E. Douglas Road

Mishawaka, IN 46545

Tel 574.247.7237

Fax 574.247.7233

[email protected]

Gary Pruitt, Chairman, President and CEO

The McClatchy Company

2100 Q Street

Sacramento, CA 95816-6899

Tel 916-321-1855

Fax  916-321-1996

[email protected]

Michael E. Reed, CEO

GateHouse Media, Inc.

350 Willowbrook Office Park

Fairport, NY 14450

Tel (585) 598-0030

Fax (585) 248-2631

Jon Rust, Co-president

Rust Communications

301 Broadway Street

Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701-7330

Tel 573-335-6611

Fax 573-334-8882

Dunia Shive, CEO

Belo Corporation

400 South Record Street

Dallas, Texas 75202-4841

Tel 214-977-6606

Fax 214-977-6603

Paul C. Tash

Chairman and CEO, Times Publishing Company

Editor, St. Petersburg Times

490 First Avenue South

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tel 727-893-8887

Fax 727-892-2328

[email protected]

David Westin, President

ABC News

7 West 66th Street

New York, NY 10023

Tel 212.456.6200

Fax 212.456.4292

H. Graham Woodlief

Vice President

Media General, Inc.

333 E Franklin Street

Richmond, VA  23219

Tel 804-649-6000

Fax 804-649-6898

Sam Zell, Chairman and CEO

Tribune Company

435 N. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL 60611

Tel 312-222-9100

Fax 312-222-1573