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Anti-Iraq War Demos Not Important for Dayton Daily News to Cover??? | October 28, 2007

Despite having a reporter and a photographer at yesterdays Anti-Iraq War protest in Kettering the Dayton Daily News seems to have chosen active non-coverage as their modus operandi. I diligently searched the two front sections of this mornings paper to no avail, trying to find any mention of the local and national rallies against the Iraq War held in ELEVEN major cities around the country on Oct 27th.

Results > Nothing.

The on line version of the paper has a link to One Associated Press article, about the demonstration in San Francisco.

Despite the DDN’s Non Coverage of the Anti War Demos there were in fact rallies held all over the country yesterday, in towns, villages and cities big and small, involving tens of of thousands of people. Why the DDN chose not cover this event is certainly open to question, but is apparently linked to the decision to “dumb-down” what used to be a real newspaper into a parody of USA Today. Better to cover the really insignificant rather than to actually cover real news seems to be the DDN’s motto.

Then again, not getting any coverage of Anti-Iraq War news from the Daily News is, in fact, not news. I therefor present to you links to coverage of the Oct 27 anti Iraq war demonstrations from around the country. Admittedly this is a very incomplete list, but more links to news coverage can be found on line with a little effort.

Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-071027march,0,1247325.story?coll=chi-business-hed

ABC News

http://www.abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=3785488

National Review [!!]

http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200509260814.asp

MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21503718/

PRESS TV

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=28905&sectionid=3510203

Seattle [Wa] Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003979264_march28.html

Philadelphia [PA] Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20071028_Protesting_war_in_Iraq__urging_peace.html

CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/27/iraq/main3419832.shtml

Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/27/AR2007102701427.html

WPVI / Associated Press Philadelphia

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=5729714

Visalia Times Delta

http://www.myantiwar.org/view/133860.html

Channel 13, Orlando Fla [includes video link]

http://www.myantiwar.org/view/133858.html

Reuters News Service [with links to specific city coverage]

http://www.myantiwar.org/view/133817.html

Deseret Morning News/Salt Lake City, UT

http://deseretnews .com/article/1,5143,695222572,00.html

Chicago/from United for Peace & Justice Photo Montage

http://www.flickr.com/photos/solidarityeconomy/

btw: A diligent search of the website for DDN’s Cox Broadcasting sibling, WHIO-TV, for any mention of Saturday’s Anti-War rallies also gave up a fat ZERO. The same big ZED was the answer over at WDTN, Channel 2, where no references to anti war rallies, demonstrations [local or national] or anything even remotely related to public manifestations of anti-war sentiment could be found. Looking for evidence of any of the rallies on Channel 2/45 was also fruitless. Of course, it may be possible that one of these stations has or did coverage of the rally, but, if thats true, it sure ain’t easy to find it on their websites.

Boston/Report on Oct 27 Demo

http://www.newenglandunited.org/

New York City, 3 Video’s from Oct 27 Rally

http://www.oct27.org/node/1137

http://www.oct27.org/node/1138

http://www.oct27.org/node/1085

10/31/07 update: Interesting commentary from Jerry Lawson of the Christian Science Monitor examine the issues lsurrounding coverage of the Oct 27 demonstrations: http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1030/p09s02-coop.html

11/01/07 update: Still more links to photos and stories…with thanks to Rick P.

Chicago:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/solidarityeconomy

http://www.rousefamily.com/October-Mobilization2.htm
An overall coverage listing by United for Peace and Justice can be found athttp://www.oct27.org/press

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