Sunday, September 25, 2005
Ain't no time to wonder why...
--Country Joe & The Fish
Thousands mass along 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Knight-Ridder and the Miami Herald are reporting:
Tens of thousands of anti-war activists rallied near the White House on Saturday.
The New York Times, once so certain of Iraq WMD and under a soft-pedaled headline, reports:
Vast numbers of protesters from around the country poured onto the lawns behind the White House on Saturday.
The Washington Post says:
Organizers estimated a crowd of about 200,000 rallied at the Ellipse, then marched around the White House and along Pennsylvania Avenue. Police downgraded the count to about 150,000.
A closer shot of yesterday's protest
Among the broadcasters, coverage was practically non-existent.
The non coverage of a large series of national and international Iraq war protests was even more striking considering the non stop coverage of “minimal damage” from what became Tropical Storm Rita by Saturday afternoon.
On their web site, CBS News doesn’t even have a link to wire service reporting of the protest.
ABC, MSNBC/NBC and CNN all present a small headline link to the same Associated Press report.
If only the thousands of protesters had been searching for a missing white woman or advocating rights for the brain-dead instead of protesting an illegal war by a criminal administration enabled by these self-same corporate media fluffers.
AfterDowningStreet.org presents videos and more images of the protest.
Plus--What in God's name is the Pope doing?????
Photos, Reuters, Multied.com