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Monday, July 25, 2005

Are anti-Terrorist arabs ignored by the media on purpose?

Glenn Reynolds seems to think so, especially with the way the MSM seems to ignore such protests as "minor news items". Sigh... Screw' em! That won't stop us from doing the protest again, except this time on a bigger scale. Hopefully it will be big enough that they won't be able to ignore it. Just another reason to love the blogosphere I guess!

8 Comments:

At 7/25/2005 06:44:00 AM, Blogger Kat said...

Fox news covered it several times last night, but just the big one down at Sharm al Sheikh. Still, at least someone mentioned it.

But, you're right, I didn't see anyone else doing it either and certainly no print media.

 
At 7/25/2005 06:51:00 AM, Blogger Kat said...

Hey...next time, we protest with you. The blog chain against terrorism.

 
At 7/25/2005 08:28:00 AM, Anonymous Harbinger said...

BBC world also covered the sharm protest several times.

 
At 7/25/2005 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard about protests in Egypt several times during the hour news breaks on the radio.

 
At 7/25/2005 05:55:00 PM, Blogger KNL said...

The coverage was minimal and it disapointed me. Especially since I am watching this from the US. Always you hear Americans say "why don't muslims say anything about terrorism?" We here they are saying it loud and clear and are mostly ignored! We need to make bigger, louder and less ignorable (word heh?) protests in the face of the media so that noone can even think for a second that these are nto or do not happen. I give "props" to all those who were able to and did protest the heathenry.

 
At 7/25/2005 06:26:00 PM, Blogger semite1973 said...

Hey, I did what little I could:

http://semite1973.blogspot.com/2005/07/anti-terror-protest-in-egypt.html

Also, check out: http://semite1973.blogspot.com/2005/07/drive-to-israel-part-ii.html

 
At 7/25/2005 08:02:00 PM, Blogger Kermit said...

America media is basically out of touch with news - 'defined as what is happening'. And concentrates on news - defined as 'what we media pundits' want to see and may be useful in selling the products of our sponsors".

I have linked to you guys and put some of the pictures in my weBlog.

And, I continue to pray for your success and for your safety...

Kermit

 
At 7/26/2005 06:10:00 AM, Blogger Jen said...

I think a big problem is that the Western media (and the West in general) really has no idea what life is like in Egypt and what it took to get even that small protest organized. Here we are so used to big protests and rallies - hundreds of thousands of people marching, chanting and carrying signs in some major city or capital, right past government buildings. So we think this is normal.

No one here would stop to think that such things don't happen in Egypt because they are not allowed by the government. The fact that the police, sympathetic as they were, still came to stop just the few of you holding innoffensive signs is really shocking, and speaks volumes about what it takes to hold any sort of rally in Egypt. Which makes what you, and the others in Sharm al Sheikh, did all the more impressive.

But it doesn't surprise me that the Western media hasn't figured out how impressive you are. They consistantly report on government organized propaganda rallies in places like Iran as if that's the true expression of general Iranian opinion.

 

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