and Strategy of RFFM
Republicans for Fair Media was
founded in 1995 by Daniel and Julia Zanoza of Crestwood, Illinois. The Zanoza's
created the organization in response to a liberal media bias, in the local and national
press, electronic and print.
For years, some conservatives have
charged the mainstream media with political and social bias against their ideologies and
the causes these individuals and organizations represent.
Sometimes journalists express their
affinity to the left in subtle ways. In many situations, this partiality is up front
and very devious.
At times using micro management
techniques, RFFM's primary goal is to encourage journalistic objectivity and to level the
playing field concerning the dissemination of information to the American people.
Polling data has revealed members of
the American press vote Democratic at a rate of 85% or more. This is not a ratio
typical of America's citizenry, but rather summarizes the lack of political diversity
allowed within the industry. The powers to be tend to promote those of like-mindedness
rather than what is healthy for America or any democracy.
Therefore, journalistic objectivity
became a virtual impossibility under such circumstances. Using a graduating system
of strategies, RFFM has had a substantial impact on the way news is presented in one of
the largest markets in the United States.
Another goal of RFFM is eventually
to see similar programs instituted in every large market in the nation.
In 1999, Republican's for Fair Media
- Washington launched its endeavor to bring fair journalism to the Northwest region of the
country. R. L. Richter will head RFFM - Washington.
Our organization, using
non-confrontational methods, abides by a singular motto - "Good government is
dependent upon an informed citizenry."
There is much work to be done before
the entire American press can be considered fair and balanced. Organizations, such
as Media Research Center and Accuracy in Media, Inc. have done a fine job dealing with
this issue which effects each and every American. However, RFFM has developed an
entirely unique program designed to enhance the journalists product that has all too
often, missed the mark in its charge to inform. Politics take place locally and
RFFM will be monitoring the local media.