After Media Matters called out the networks for blaming both political parties for the government shutdown, progressive blogger Digby gathered over 155,000 signatures on a CREDO Mobilize petition telling them to report the truth.
In the letter to ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, Digby wrote:
"The false equivalence and 'he-said, she-said' coverage from major television networks and the dysfunctional DC press corps has dangerous implications for the proper functioning of our democracy. If Americans who watch television news don't understand the fact that Republicans intentionally created the government shutdown and debt ceiling crises in an unprecedented attempt to extract extreme legislative concessions from Democrats, they won't be able to hold those responsible accountable at the ballot box."
Read the full petition here.