– A Global Network of More Than 1,000 Media Issues Groups: “Not surprisingly, the absence of members of the political elite in the streets was mirrored by the paucity of coverage in the elite press — which is not particularly partial to covering grass roots activism. The New York Times focused on one small civil disobedience protest at military recruiting office in Times Square, just down the street from the Times office. A protest at the Times itself may have made real news.

There were more anti-war actions in more cities than ever but that proliferation of protest or the presence of military families seemed not too newsworthy. A media that routinely plays down the size of all protests in this case seemed to be obsessed with nothing more than their size, as in the protests were ‘smaller than ever.’ What were they saying? “


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