Tuesday, September 15, 2009

American newspapers give the Conservative sponsored "March on Washington" better placement than 2002 anti-war protest!

In their September 13 editions, several major newspapers gave coverage of a September 12 "March on Washington" by conservative activists more prominent placement than they had an October 26, 2002, protest in Washington, D.C., against the Iraq war -- which reportedly featured a similar or greater turnout.

Media Matters for America reports:
The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times featured articles about the September 12 protest on their front pages, after the Post had provided only a photo of the Iraq war protest on its front page while printing its article on C1 and the Times had provided its only coverage of the Iraq war protest on page A17; The New York Times and Houston Chronicle both put photos of the September 12 protests on their front pages after providing no front-page coverage of the 2002 Iraq war protest.

Read full article at Media Matters for America