Sunday, September 25, 2005

(Yawn. . .)

Mainstream Media - Oh yeah, (yawn) there was also a protest. . .
by The Old Hippie Because It Is So Very Obvious

It, the anti-war protest yesterday in our nation's capitol, was just a bit too large, (from tens of thousands to 300,000, depending on who you believe,) for even the six-corporation controlled mainstream media to completely ignore, but they quite handily marginalized it with their "oh yeah, there was a protest. . ." coverage.

If you are interested, here are a few links to the independent coverage:  [several with video]
Link-1  Link-2  Link-3  Link-4  Link-5  Link-6 (added Mon. 9/26)

I am receiving reports from a variety of sources that this march has been virtually blacked out by the television media.  CNN threw that big number out earlier, and Headline News made mention of it, but that's all.  The hurricane is dominating the news, and even C-SPAN has Generals on talking about predicting hurricanes and storm response.

As frustrating as this is, I can understand it.  Rita was a bad storm, made all the worse by Katrina.  The oil infrastructure just took a beating, and water is flowing back into New Orleans.  Besides, these TV yahoos have never covered these protests with any kind of accuracy or interest before, so why should today be any different?

Psssst ... we are the majority now.

-- William Rivers Pitt - Saturday 24 September 2005 5:11 PM

Anti-War Rally News

Nothing else at this time.  [I really miss Democracy Now! on the weekends - Don't you?]


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