Conan (and Fox) v. the Nurses

  1. finally, someone who will stand up to those loathsome nurses! those wretched creatures, whose tyrrany of caretaking and lifesaving has seldom made it to the mainstream media, are toast.

    after putting a hold on the lowering of patient-to-staff ratios, simultaneously ensuring that californians would receive less care and that more nurses would be out of work, the nurses decided to strike back.

    robert "outfoxed" greenwald produced a 60-second tv ad, gratis, which shows that arnie is nothing, if not beholden to "special interests." it features a veteran nurse, melita dionosio-temple, warning: "the one thing the public should know, is that one day you will be in that bed and realize that because of the number of patients one nurse has to take care of, you may be calling, and there's nobody there."

    and speaking of special interests, here's the opening paragraph from the san jose mercury on the subject:


    "fueled by six- and seven-figure special-interest donations, gov. arnold schwarzenegger raised a record-breaking $26 million last year to fund his political campaigns, according to campaign-finance reports released monday..."
    and who should be one of his larger donors? fox. to the tune of $450,000. that's right, forget about the tedious work of paying columnists one by one, just form solid working relationships with entire media corporations. that's ingenuity. resourcefulness. maybe when fox was told that the role of journalists was to be the government's watchdog, they heard "lapdog." innocent mistake.


    full story: http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture...02/002880.html
  2. Visit Brian profile page

    About Brian, ADN

    Joined: Mar '98; Posts: 15,431; Likes: 16,404
    allnurses.com founder; from US
    Specialty: 18+ year(s) of experience in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele

    3 Comments

  3. by   ZZTopRN
    Quote from brian
    finally, someone who will stand up to those loathsome nurses! those wretched creatures, whose tyrrany of caretaking and lifesaving has seldom made it to the mainstream media, are toast.

    after putting a hold on the lowering of patient-to-staff ratios, simultaneously ensuring that californians would receive less care and that more nurses would be out of work, the nurses decided to strike back.

    robert "outfoxed" greenwald produced a 60-second tv ad, gratis, which shows that arnie is nothing, if not beholden to "special interests." it features a veteran nurse, melita dionosio-temple, warning: "the one thing the public should know, is that one day you will be in that bed and realize that because of the number of patients one nurse has to take care of, you may be calling, and there's nobody there."


    and speaking of special interests, here's the opening paragraph from the san jose mercury on the subject:
    "fueled by six- and seven-figure special-interest donations, gov. arnold schwarzenegger raised a record-breaking $26 million last year to fund his political campaigns, according to campaign-finance reports released monday..."
    and who should be one of his larger donors? fox. to the tune of $450,000. that's right, forget about the tedious work of paying columnists one by one, just form solid working relationships with entire media corporations. that's ingenuity. resourcefulness. maybe when fox was told that the role of journalists was to be the government's watchdog, they heard "lapdog." innocent mistake.


    full story: http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture...02/002880.html
    brian, i live in san diego. when are they going to air the ads here? i am dying to see them. i saw the disgusting "thank you arnold ads." did you know that he was the one that was responsible for the "hummer." is that threatening or what? he certainly created the correct image of himself.

    mv
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from movingalong
    Brian, I live in San Diego. When are they going to air the ads here? I am dying to see them. I saw the disgusting "thank you Arnold Ads." Did you know that he was the one that was responsible for the "Hummer." Is that threatening or what? He certainly created the correct image of himself.

    mv
    http://www.calnurse.org/?Action=Content&id=611
    Watch CNA's Safe Patient Care Ad by Documentary Filmaker, Robert Greenwald

    See the current schedule of when the ad will air in your area:
    San Diego - http://files.calnurse.org/assets/Ad%...an%20Diego.pdf
  5. by   pickledpepperRN
    http://www.arnoldwatch.org/

    ArnoldWatch Web Log: - Feb 11, 2005 - 03:30 PM

    Consumer Protection Week For Real

    by: Jerry Flanagan & Jamie Court
    Sign up to receive free web logs via email

    This week last year Governor Schwarzenegger issued a proclamation calling it "Consumer Protection Week." This year, Schwarzenegger faced unprecedented public protests during the past week as he fundraised for six-figure contributions for a special election in apparent violation of campaign finance laws. If Schwarzenegger is ultimately dissuaded from calling his special election, this week could prove to be the real consumer protection week.

    Yesterday, nurses and consumer advocates, with air support from Air Arnold, had the gov on the run for the third time this week. Arnold was in San Diego at Petco Park as part of a barnstorm across the state to raise money for his ballot initiative battle plan. The group forced the governor to sneak into his lunchtime fundraiser through a side door. The latest message to the gov on a banner plane flying high above Petco Park read, "RNs to Arnold: Protect Patients, Not Your Donors." To watch a video of yesterday's protest, click here (this is a large file and may take awhile to download).
    The video - http://consumerwatchdog.org/assets/s...tcoProtest.mov

    Arnold will be taking flight himself next week for Washington, DC, with California legislative leaders.

    If Assembly Speaker Nunez wants to show solidarity with the students, nurses, teachers, and firefighters Schwarzenegger is attacking, Nunez should break with tradition and fly back East on a different plane from Schwarzenegger. If he does, we'll call Nunez's plane Air Arnold.

close