Sunday :: Mar 18, 2007

Open Thread


by Mary

Protests continue around the country this weekend. How many column inches will be devoted to the small percentage of people that still think Bush is doing a good job and want more war?

WaPo's dueling sub-leads:
Thousands protest as war enters 5th year
Counter protesters number in thousands

Evidently the groups must have been pretty evenly matched, right? Well, no.

Police no longer give official estimates but said privately that perhaps 10,000 to 20,000 anti-war demonstrators marched, with a smaller but still sizable number of counterprotesters also out in force.

Nevertheless, we'll hear much more on the news about the "anti-anti-war" protesters as NPR so colorfully called them, because the "anti-war" protesters are a bunch of dirty hippies and aren't as good of a story. Are you surprised?

Your turn now.

Mary :: 12:00 AM :: Comments (22) :: Digg It!