Monday, September 26, 2005

Mainstream Media Fails Us Again?

Did anybody see a single image of Saturday's anti-war protest in D.C. on any of the news networks?

7 comments:

  1. One brief mention in Seattle.

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  2. Ah, there's coverage. How many stories on the love/sex lives of movie stars? ;-)

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  3. None. Zip. Zilch.

    I watched the rally on C-Span2. They didn't cover the march. I searched and searched on tv for coverage, but didn't see any live feed ... a few words along CNN's crawl, but that was it.

    Some folks at Kos were glad the MSM didn't give the rally much coverage because of the huge ANSWER presense -- wouldn't want those radicals to scare middle America away from "the cause" ya know?

    Phooey.

    I thought the ANSWER people were great. Radical and outraged and FIRED UP. I did cringe when one speaker said that she stood by the Iraqi freedom fighters against the occupation (hey, those are our guys we're trying to bring home, yo!), but all in all, I thought everyone came together with a fairly singular message despite the democratic makeup of the group:

    Bring the troops home, now!

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  4. I watched some speakers on CSPAN and frankly, I was turned off. It seems a lot of bad poets and miscellaneous activists shouting in a forced cadence, happy to have a platform and a crowd at the ready. It reminded me of the one and only political rally I attended (for Kerry in Milwaukee) - so scripted, corporate, predictable and soulless, I vowed never to go to one again. Sure, I agree with them, but there is something melodramatic about these things that strikes the wrong cord with me.

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  5. Saw plenty of it on Sky News and BBC in Italy!

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  6. Cap,

    The problem with getting involved with "groups." You'll get associated with somebody you don't want to be associated with.

    Renata,

    That's why I don't go to the things.


    Jeff

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  7. Thanks for the overseas report, Rog!

    Jeff

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