RNC protests and the disinterested…

RNC protests and the disinterested media

Not only were hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in New York dismissed or downplayed last week by the media (despite the fact that more than a few were billy-clubbed and 1,800 were arrested), but the parent companies of the media are becoming increasingly reluctant to go out on a limb about anything controversial.

The ANSWER protest outside Madison Square Garden as Bush was speaking drew well over 10,000 people, five city blocks full according to the NY Times and way more than organizers had hoped for, yet got little media attention.