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The Night Before The Million Mask March, One Newspaper In Eureka Lets in a Guest Op-Ed. That’s all. Nothing Else.

One night before the Million Mask March, taking place in 443 locations, who knows about this event?

You might think, considering that there have been 110 news articles on “Twerking” over the past week alone, that the Million Mask March might generate some interest from America’s “professional” news media.

You’d be wrong. Following up on the article I wrote two days ago, I encourage you to check the record of the past week for yourself. As of tonight, there have been no professional news stories on the “Million Mask March” in the week leading up to the protest. None. Zip. Zero. Nada. Zilch. The closest you’ll find in a news search are some blog posts by the people “professionals” like to call “amateurs,” some articles posted by Russian propaganda outlets, and an article posted by an Iranian propaganda outlet. In the Chico Enterprise-Record there’s a letter to the editor opposing the marches; in the Eureka Times-Standard someone got a guest editorial piece supporting the marches into publication. Those are written by outsiders. Otherwise, there’s a complete news blackout regarding the Million Mask March.

Now, you might have reasons to oppose the Million Mask March. You might find yourself disgusted by the Million Mask March. You might not. For a moment, set that aside and ask yourself the question: do you think you ought to at least know about the existence of a planned set of 443 protests tomorrow? Do you think that it is a healthy function of the news media in a democracy to report on organized efforts to petition the government for redress of grievances?

Finally, do you think it is a coincidence that all of the newspapers and news magazines and TV news outlets have independently decided that the Million Mask March just isn’t a newsworthy issue to cover?

3 comments to The Night Before The Million Mask March, One Newspaper In Eureka Lets in a Guest Op-Ed. That’s all. Nothing Else.

  • Tom

    This is just the beginning a campaign is underway for a bigger protest to bring this country to a complete standstill and create a stalemate situation to compel the government to take firm action on energy and living costs

    • Jim Cook

      This is a different Tom than our usual Tom, by the way.

      Tom, let me see if I understand you correctly: in order to bring attention to the cost of energy and the cost of living, you intend to shut the country down?

      What do you mean by “shut the country down” and “complete standstill?” What effect do you think that action would have on the cost of energy and the cost of living.

      I’m not asking this to be cute. I would really like to read your answer and think about it.

  • J Clifford

    What good is it going to do to shut down the country, if there isn’t a clear and superior vision to replace it?

    Tom, can you articulate what the clear and superior vision of Anonymous and its masked followers is?

    Can you tell me exactly what the “firm action” on energy and living costs will be?

    I can’t find any information on that.

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