Clear Channel Refuses Wisconsin Governor Doyle Recall Billboard Ad for Indecency

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Citing their "decency" policy, the Milwaukee Office of Clear Channel Outdoor, a division of Clear Channel Communications Inc. has refused to allow Wisconsinites Interests Now (WIN), the group spearheading the recall effort of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, to purchase billboard space on their outdoor advertising inventory. The message consisted of two words, "Taxed Enough?" followed by the Recall Doyle website address "RecallDoyle.com." WIN is an outgrowth of the Tea Party movement.

Wisconsinites have long suffered indecent tax policies. For the message, in and of itself, to be called indecent is the height of hypocrisy. We fully intend to get our message out and have even gone to the lengths of renting an air banner advertising service to fly over the crowds at the 4th of July fireworks in Milwaukee.

Citing their "decency" policy, the Milwaukee Office of Clear Channel Outdoor, a division of Clear Channel Communications Inc. has refused to allow Wisconsinites Interests Now (WIN), the group spearheading the recall effort of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, to purchase billboard space on their outdoor advertising inventory. The message consisted of two words, "Taxed Enough?" followed by the Recall Doyle website address "RecallDoyle.com."

CRG - Citizens for Responsible Government - spokesperson Chris Kliesmet added, "Excuse me but what is 'indecent' about the phrase 'Taxed Enough?' This action is outrageous. Political speech is the most highly protected form of free speech in America. This sort treatment is not what one would expect in the free world. It will be interesting to see just what political advertising Clear Channel accepts in the future!"

WIN - Wisconsinites Interests Now - spokesperson Vince Schmuki said, "Wisconsinites have long suffered indecent tax policies. For the message, in and of itself, to be called indecent is the height of hypocrisy. We fully intend to get our message out and have even gone to the lengths of renting an air banner advertising service to fly over the crowds at the 4th of July fireworks in Milwaukee."

For more information contact Chris Kliesmet of CRG at 414-801-0800 or Vince Schmuki of WIN at 414-906-1126, or consult the http://www.RecallDoyle.com website.

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