[UPDATED - scroll down for important update on the ongoing Battle of the Protest Babes]
Without it, I might actually have to look for
material to blog about, instead of having gems like this
dropped in my lap on a regular basis. It seems little Kevin here is all bent out of shape over the Globe's lack of "fair and balanced" coverage of the recent anti-war (read: anti-capitalism, anti-America, anti-Christian, anti-Jew, take your pick)
protest that took place in Washington DC this past weekend.
A disappointed D.C. protester
September 28, 2005
SO I TRAVEL for eight hours overnight on a noisy, uncomfortable bus to join a massive antiwar protest in D.C. on Saturday, conservatively estimated as a crowd of 100,000 (and more, probably), and then, after miles of marching and another eight-hour ride back, I pick up The Sunday Globe and read a story on our protest on Page A6, just above a story of almost equal length about a couple of hundred counterprotesters.
And lo, in Monday's Globe, there, given significant prominence, is a story on Page A2 with a picture about one-third the size of the page, "400 rally in support of troops, against protesters."
So there it is. Fair and balanced: 400 vs. 100,000. And the 400 get equal treatment. Oh, and by the way, every single one of the antiwar protesters support the troops. It's the immoral, criminal Bush war policies we oppose. Never mind the liberal/conservative dichotomy; just give us honest reporting and fairness.
You want "honest reporting and fairness" from the Boston Globe, Kevin? The beacon of journalistic integrity that published hardcore pornographic pictures
last year, believing that they were breaking a story about US troops raping Iraqi women? The veritable pillar of honesty that gave in-depth page-one coverage to the Rathergate memos, and a week later, ran a small "Oh, by the way..." piece on Page 29
about how the authenticity of said memos might be in question.
Don't hold your breath, Kevin. But, I agree, the Globe really should have devoted more space to their coverage of this "support the troops" rally that you attended. It would have been nice to have thousands of New Englanders waking up to see some of these pictures
gracing the front page of their beloved Sunday Globe.
I'll tell ya, Kevin, I'm still looking for those patriotic supporters of the brave men and women of United States Armed Forces that you claim were just EVERYWHERE. What I am seeing
there are a bunch of unwashed hippies, communists, and anarchists. And, of course, a healthy number of good old-fashioned nutjobs.
Curiously absent is anything resembling a "We Support Our Troops" sign.
And I can count all the American flags being flown by these "patriots" on my antennae.
They must have been just
out of view of the camera.
Trust me, Kevin. It was no "accident" or "right-wing media bias" (for which, of course, the Boston Globe is worldly renowned) that kept the Globe from giving this event the full coverage it "deserved". They went to great lengths to pick and choose only the words and pictures that would further their leftist, anti-Bush agenda without alienating their "moderate" readers who don't know any better (or read my blog).UPDATE:
More photoblogging here
, and here
And, as if you couldn't figure it out on your own, our side has way
hotter chicks than theirs. Case in point:OURSTHEIRS
El defenso resto.(pics "borrowed" from the sites linked above - thanks, all)