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megimoo
09-14-2009, 09:22 AM
Video: 9/12 DC Marchers Take on More than Government Fiscal Policy -- The Media

Maybe there's a reason why the media have either denigrated or completely ignored the Sept. 12 march in Washington, D.C.
http://912dc.org/

- they were highly critical of their job performance as well. Aside from protesters taking on CNN reporter Lisa Desjardins, as NewsBusters Matt Sheffield pointed out, there were also other pockets of backlash against media evident at the march, which were captured on video (pardon my shoddy camera work). ...more
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Tea Partyers Drown Out CNN Reporter During Live Report
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1Ntu7Aapys&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsbusters.org%2Fblogs%2Fmatthe w-sheffield%2F2009%2F09%2F12%2Ftea-party-protesters-chant-tell-truth-cnn-reporter&feature=player_embedded
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Unlike her former colleague Susan Roesgen who insulted tea party protesters and was confronted on her bias by NewsBusters member "namron", Desjardins didn't dismiss the protesters but instead asked them what they thought of congressman Joe Wilson, famous for his recent outburst that President Obama was lying about his health plan covering illegal immigrants.
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the news media. Marchers chanted, "Shame on the press," as they passed the colossal 250,000-square-foot building dedicated to the press situated between the White House and the U.S. Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue. (0:17)
http://www.newseum.org/about/overview/about.aspx?item=about_overview&style=a
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They also chanted the same words as they passed a motorcoach painted with CNN logos, which was set up in front of a set near the after-march rally.

And Desjardins wasn't the only CNN reporter to feel the wrath of the anti-mainstream media outrage. CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser also got his share of calls by the participants, which a lot of didn't make it to air on CNN. (0:42)
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Comment:
CNN smear FAIL

I love the anchor warning her viewers how the protestors will yell about healthcare and government spending when the segment was supposed to be about Joe Wilson. They wanted desperately to link Wilson with the protest even though those two stories are unrelated. Talk about offering distractions.

Wilson apologized. It's time for liberals to moveon.org.
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"You're supposed to use freedom of the press to protect us," one participant yelled at Steinhauser, expressing his frustration with CNN's decision to down play the ACORN scandal covered by Fox News and the circumstances surrounding the background of President Barack Obama's green jobs czar, Van Jones. "So where have you guys been?" (0:56)
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Estimates for crowd sizes are starting to come in. We're talking at least a million people, folks
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/04/17/man-who-took-cnns-susan-roesgen-newsbusters-member


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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/09/14/9-12-dc-marchers-take-more-government-fiscal-policy-media