Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thousands protest insurers in DC - Media yawns

Every time three or more tea party people throw a public tantrum, the major media swarm to interview them, but thousands of pro-reform protesters assembled outside of a big insurance industry confab gets barely a mention. In the major print media, Baltimore Sun gives it a tepid write-up as does the WaPo. AP's three sentences isn't even worth linking to. Otherwise, it appears the coverage was limited pretty much to local metros covering their own residents who participated.

Susie at Crooks and Liars has some video and puts the count at 10,000. WaPo said 5,000 but the main point is the lack of television coverage. The TV news made bare mention of the event in stark contrast to their treatment of the pro-insurance/anti-reform tea party idiots. Maybe people who don't have misspelled signs with illogical slogans or hateful and racist depictions of our president just aren't "colorful" enough to rate air time.

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Blogger Ruth said...

Actually, PBS' Newshour not only featured footage from the 'arrest', but had a discussion between a AHIP rep and the head of the HCAM group that put together the march. I was impressed; they're not the journanimalists of the corporate media at all.

3:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

HCAN, i.e.

3:37:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm glad to hear that it got some play on TV but I wish the tradmed + networks had covered it as well as they did the tea parties.

12:28:00 PM  

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