Below is a message forwarded from Pierce Butler about Medea's arrest at the Capitol this week when she interrupted Iraqi President Maliki. You can see photos and updates at www.codepinkalert.org
> From: "Pierce R. Butler" <pbutler@...>
> Date: 2006/07/28 Fri PM 05:25:18 EDT
> To: CCAWTtalk <email@example.com>
> Subject: it's not news if it's Code Pink
> July 26, 2006
> Story of the Day:
> Networks Scrub Protester from Maliki Coverage
> Number of the big three networks that reported on the war protester
> who interrupted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's speech to
> Congress: 0. Number of them that mentioned Maliki's speech sounded
> almost entirely scripted by Bush administration speechwriters: O.
> Number of them that pointed out Maliki's address, replete with rosy
> descriptions of Iraqi democracy, was not supported by the reality of
> a new spike in violence: 0.
> Number of the big three networks that narrowly focused on the fact
> that Maliki didn't denounce Hezbollah: 3.
> Nice job, folks. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, World News
> with Charles Gibson and CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer all
> failed to show, or even mention, the disruption, which stopped Maliki
> cold until Capitol police removed the protester. Medea Benjamin,
> co-founder of Code Pink
> ("a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement
> working to end the war in Iraq..." as stated on its website),
> shouted, "The Iraqis want the troops to leave. Bring them home
> now..." Even though the majority of Americans agree with Benjamin,
> the big three networks seem to think that acknowledging her protest -
> which was exceedingly relevant and newsworthy - would be aiding and
> abetting the truth. Treason in the eyes of this administration.
> What else is priceless?
> Once Capitol police had silenced Benjamin, Maliki picked up right
> where he left off, in mid-sentence, with these words: "...hope over
> fear, liberty over oppression."
> You really can't make this up.
> VIDEO: Maliki Speech Interrupted By War Protestor
> Think Progress
> Posted by MediaBloodhound |