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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

If a protest happens and the media doesn't cover it... 

When we were talking the other day about the Dirty Fucking Hippies and the Vietnam War protests, my son asked me why there hadn't been protests against the Iraq War.
I said there had been -- 30 million people, the biggest anti-war protests in history -- but the media in the United States and Britain just mostly ignored them. The media had to ignore them because the protests just didn't fit into the comforting media narrative about the (then) imminent Iraq War, about how absolutely justified the war was and how the leaders had to protect the people from those awful weapons and how the protests really had no legitimacy because they were just a bunch of commies.
And now Media Bloodhound reports that Big Media is STILL ignoring these protests.
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is listening, did it make any sound?

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