Friday, October 20, 2006

Local News

I didn't focus in on coverage of the President's visit to Richmond -- to fund-raise for our dufus junior Senator -- until I saw the feel-good piece on channel 6 about his stop at the produce stand near Phiance's old apartment, to buy "an 8 pound pumpkin for the First Lady." I think WCVE's local news coverage gave a few generic sentences like, "he attended a fund raiser for 250 people at the Science Museum of Virginia." Only WRIR gives a clue that there were protesters.

Ah, no, here's AP coverage on channel 6's website of protesters. I missed all the action as author Elisa Carbone spoke at our area library. At first, I thought the large crowd of middle schoolers and their grown ups were there for the extra-credit, only, but once she got going, the youngsters were engaged and eagerly answered the questions she asked about Jamestown.

2 comments:

Fringe Element Enthusiast said...

Also on the same said radio station (which rules), "Democracy Now!" w/ Amy Goodman, a national show out of CA (I think), reported that there were 2000 protesters there.
Wow, the news here IS like Pravda!

Georgi said...

There were quite a few protestors out there and I think we got our point across. Not surprised that the RTD or the local news did not cover it. BTW - test taking will be in the next week or two. Any times better for you?