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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Virtual president protests actual one
Martin Sheen, who plays a liberal American president in the tv series The West Wing, will use that role as a prop in an upcoming protest against impending war against Iraq. Sheen and other celebrities call for a "virtual march", a massive, popular, lobbying of government officials by any media to hand.

To get around the skittish networks, groups are buying up time from local cable companies. Sheen's ad will appear on both CNN and Fox News Channel in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The spot will continue running throughout the next week....
"This virtual march on Washington will allow every American opposed to the war to stand up and be counted, by calling, faxing and e-mailing the U.S. Senate and the White House," Sheen says in the ad.

The protest is sponsored by Artists Win Without War.
(thanks to Tony Frederick!)
:: posted by Bryan, 6:12 PM |

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