Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Media bias..

The IGOLD attendence is being estimated as over 2,000 individuals. The reaction by the major media? Effectively Nil. Some local stations ran blurbs as well as some local papers. What were the reactions in the big Chicago papers? Sun-Times: Nothing. Chicago Tribune: An anti-gun editorial and a Daley rant.

Why would they ignore this? It isn't because they didn't know about it. Press releases were sent out as well as letters sent by individuals. It must be something else. What could it be?

Update: Apparently they did do a short cutnpaste from the AP. The same one that's been published in the small papers adn about 1/4 the space of the anti-gun articles on the same day.

1 comment:

kaveman said...

I like the little history blurb about the origin of the term "yellow journalism."

Silly me, I always assumed it was a reference to writing something down on paper and then just pissing all over it.

Learn something new every day.