Sunday, April 30, 2006

Surprise, Surprise: Corporate Media Downplays Anti-War Protests NYC Protest Against the War Photo Diary

AP Story, Washington Post: Tens of Thousands in NYC Protest War

The AP story says organizers estimate 300,000 people marched through Manhattan yesterday to protest the war in Iraq. That would be hundreds of thousands of people. The protest stretched for 10 blocks, so you know there were a lot of people. Yet the AP article says "Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday", even though the number should be written hundreds of thousands. And it gets worse, as other newspapers downplay the numbers by reducing AP's already reduced "tens of thousands" to:


AP Story, Los Angeles Times: Thousands Protest War in New York City

Can't find an article that says "Tens", though some omit the numbers altogether:

AP Story, Cape Cod Times: Protesters: 'End this war'

Journalism is dead. Long live the Corporate Media.

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