Thursday, October 07, 2010
Progressives? Never heard of 'em
FAIR notes that the recent One Nation Working Together rally for progressive causes did not, um, generate the same kind of media attention that certain beverage-affiliated rallies for regressive causes tend to get.
The network evening newscasts were mostly uninterested, with NBC Nightly News the only one of the big three to file a report, according to a search of the Nexis news database. The PBS NewsHour did not cover One Nation, though a few weeks prior Tea Party organizer Dick Armey was featured in a long one-on-one interview (FAIR Blog, 9/10/10). And far-right Fox News personality Glenn Beck's August rally in Washington was covered on the NewsHour before it happened (8/27/10) and afterwards as well (8/30/10).It's like thousands of people were sucked into the void behind Jim Lehrer's lifeless, cockroach-colored eyes.