Well, it is in black & white now. The network stations have given little to no coverage of Tea Party events over the past 12 months. The Media Research Center has done an exhaustive review of all coverage by the network stations, and they don't come out very well. Until the election in MA, there were only 19 stories on the 3 networks! Now, compare this to coverage and promotion of The Nation of Islam's "Million Man March" in 1995. It was featured in 21 evening news stories on just the night of the march - more than the Tea Party received in all of 2009. Or the anti-gun "Million Mom March" in 2000, which had 41 broadcast network reports heralding its message with a dozen positive pre-march interviews w/ organizers and participants. This is not unbiased journalism at all. What do you think about it?
There is a link there to the report.
Answer by Carpy at 8:35 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 1:59 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Newsflash- drama and negative sells. Kumbaya, not so much. The networks are a business, not a charity.
Answer by Sisteract at 2:03 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 2:13 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by 29again at 2:14 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by beckcorc at 2:14 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by 29again at 2:15 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by 29again at 2:19 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
"It's really not that news worthy. " HUH?????
You call a protest being held in EVERY major American city in EVERY state on the same day about the same thing not news worthy? You have got to be kidding me. Of course not every protest is going to be covered. Maybe just some local coverage in the paper, but a protest of this scale deserves much more respect.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 2:24 PM on Apr. 16, 2010
Answer by beckcorc at 2:28 PM on Apr. 16, 2010