Well for me the day of rage is just about every day when you see the political games and cowardly acts of our “respected” Washington representatives……but in this case I am talking about a protest that was called for this past weekend……I waited for the report of it from the mainstream media….and I waited…..and I waited….kinda like that plane to Lisbon……
Remember when they were going to have the debt ceiling vote in Washington and Bachmann held her press conference and asked the people in attendance if she should vote NO?…..Remember? The news report showed all of 12 people standing under some event umbrella and all weakly said….NO!
I bring this up to ask if those 12 people constituted a news story why is not 50,000 one?
In a story in Politics USA by Jason Easley……
Most Americans are being kept in the dark about the US Day of Rage by the corporate cable news giants at CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC who have imposed a de facto blackout on the protest.Even though estimates have varied from hundreds to as many as 50,000 protesters flooded into Manhattan and others cities to take part in events around the country to, “nonviolently disrupt the disloyal, incompetent, and corrupt special interests which have usurped our nation’s civil and military power, spawning a host of threats to our liberty, lives and national security,” the three cable news networks have devoted no airtime to the story.
This is becoming an all too familiar scene. In Wisconsin hundreds of thousands of regular people took to the streets each weekend to protest the theft of their rights, and were completely ignored by CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
We keep hearing people like Palin and Bachmann and Perry and any other of the Teabaggers bitch about the MSM…..but this is just another reason that their bitching is just ginned up crap. And why would the media NOT report on this protest? (I know the answer but do others)…..if there is ever some sort of uprising against the machine of state….they cannot count on the media to there reporting the real news….
Now you see why I say that bloggers are the best way to get info….even if I do not agree with them…I trust them more than the mainstream media.