Tiny Tea Party rally, large[r] progressive one; which gets beltway ink?

posted by
July 31, 2011
The Nation
by Leslie Savan  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"[Thursday], an American Dream Movement rally demanding a debt deal that 'protects seniors and makes corporations and the rich pay [their] fair share' drew a significantly larger crowd than a Tea Party rally a day earlier that essentially demanded the opposite. Both were held on Capitol Hill, both focused on the same ginned-up debt ceiling 'crisis,' but you’d be hard-pressed to find the Beltway media noting the difference in crowd size -- or even reporting on the progressive rally at all." [editor's note: The real question is, why should EITHER tiny fringe gathering merit media coverage? - SAT] (07/29/11)


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