Monday, September 14, 2009

No mention of the DC rally by the Bradenton Herald

The Bradenton Herald apparently didn't publish anything about the massive DC rally over the weekend.

My local Sunday newspaper, The Bradenton Herald (A McClatchy paper), printed NO articles or pictures from the Washington demonstrations, only a page 1 article (with pictures) about Obama's Minnesota speech, just like the new York Times. The only tiny mention of DC was buried late in that article, on page 13. It was as if it never happened.



Anonymous said...

NY Times Buries Massive Conservative D.C. Rally, Hails Smaller Liberal Protests
By Clay Waters

There was a huge protest against Obama's big-government plans at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, but one was hard-pressed to find evidence of it on the New York

Times home page Sunday morning: A small headline tucked under the Political subhead.

The print edition wasn't much more forthcoming. Although the Washington D.C. Fire Dept. estimated 60,000 to 70,000 people attended the 9/12 protest, and many estimates are higher, the Times made do with one medium-sized story buried on page A37 of the Sunday paper, "Thousands Attend Broad Protest of Government," teasing it on the front page in a below-the-fold photo from the march.

Reporter Jeff Zeleny painted protesters as "angry" and "profane" and that the rally contained "no shortage of vitriol," as if there were never raised voices and obscene signage at left-wing anti-war rallies:

A sea of protesters filled the west lawn of the Capitol and spilled onto the National Mall on Saturday in the largest rally against President Obama since he took office, a culmination of a summer-long season of protests that began with opposition to a health care overhaul and grew into a broader dissatisfaction with government.

Anonymous said...

CNBC's Santelli Rips Media for Ignoring 9/12 DC March

Not everyone at the NBC Universal umbrella of networks got the gag order memo about the Sept. 12 march on Washington, D.C.

Rick Santelli, who has been a target of the Obama White House and is credited with being the inspiration for the 2009 tea party movement, spoke out about how the media ignored the march.

But, a year after the fall of Lehman Brothers, he was making the larger point that the government's intervention to thwart a financial crisis had been an ineffectual and potentially dangerous maneuver at the expense of taxpayers.