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April 05, 2011

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Bramble

The event we attended was similar to yours though much larger attendance. Coverage here? Spotty at best and very brief on local news programs. I had the same reaction you did "What in the hell is going on?" It is very scary to think that not only are we the working people of America not worth reporting on but that the nut jobs and wackos actually are afforded more media coverage. I don't know about you but it has made me more determined than ever to be certain the next elected official representing ME is actually going to vote for issues that benefit working families and NOT corporate America.

Heather G.

I don't think we only need to worry about our children and our grandchildren's future. I think it's more immediate. I'm concerned about here and now. That's why there should have been more mainstream coverage at your local rally and more people (like Wisconsin) taking to the streets. Good for you for writing a letter to the Editor.

lanes

Good for you -- you know I support a letter writing campaign wholeheartedly!

kellyg

I am glad you went to that vigil and wrote the letter to the editor. I have a huge rant building up inside of me but I won't hijack your blog with it. But we are so on the same page. I can not wrap my brain around how unions have become the scapegoat for the mess the US is in. To my knowledge it was not the unions who created the house market melt down or the shoddy mortgage products or who over invested in those shoddy mortgage products which started this mess in the first place.

I'm with Heather G. I think the problem is more immediate. I'm still trying to figure out what I can do. Write letters? Go to rallies? I'm not sure.

green girl in wisconsin

Glad you wrote them--it seems like the media only wants to cover the ranting idiots--the Tea Partiers, the book burners, the throes turning out to hear coked-up actors...SHAME on THEM.

Busy Bee Suz

I love the letter you wrote and I agree...this even certainly deserved some recognition.

Brightside-Susan

I am beinging to think the biggest problem we have in this country is the state of journalism. In the past we could tell the difference bewtween opinion and fact. In the past we could rely on factual and thorough reporting. In the past there was a deliniation between news and entertainment.

Now you can't believe anything you read. The real story is buried under the hype if it is reported at all. The public is assumed to have no intelligence or interest in what is going on in the world. The "lowest common denominator" has become the norm and we are all the worst for it.

JCK (Motherscribe)

Will be eager to hear if this goes to print, or is answered.

Jocelyn

Writing the letter was essential--it's one thing to feel indignant, but it's fundamental to follow up that feeling with action. You are so excellent.

g

Good for you! I'm frustrated, too. I recall during the Tea Party nonsense, a gathering of about 2 dozen in Santa Monica got some coverage. As an estimated 5000 - 8000 union supporters gathered in downtown LA on March 27 I saw nothing of it in the national news, and only minor coverage in local news.

Nic

You wrote an excellent letter and I hope it gets published.

It's happening in the UK too - 500,000 people marched against cutbacks in London recently. You know what was the almost exclusive focus of the reporting? The few violent anarchists who engaged in criminal damage to property. No real reporting or discussion of the issues, just a bunch of tarring people with the same brush and presenting everyone at the march as some kind of societal radical outlier.

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