Saturday, September 24, 2005

Attending the Anti-War Rally Tomorrow

     Many of you may have heard about the massive demonstrations that will be taking place tomorrow in places across the country to protest the Iraq war and everything else that people are sick of. Rallies will take place in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, in addition to others that I didn't take the time to look up. Some have said that it may be the largest protest in America since the Vietnam War. I intend to go to SF tomorrow and take place in the festivities and will let you all know what it was like on Sunday. For those of you that attended or saw one of the rallies yourself I'd be interested in knowing what you thought, and I'd also be curious to get an idea to the extent that the media covered these events in your area. Saturday night I'll be in San Francisco playing a drinking game at a collection of bars with friends so let's just hope I remember what happened myself come Sunday morning....

The SF demonstration starts in an hour, but looking at CNN so far, the coverage is worse than expected. Note how half the article is dedicated to talking to people who are for the war, despite the fact that they are vastly outnumbered. Also notice that a man they interviewed who is against the war, still supports the president on other issues. Another man against the war, is quoted as saying that the removal of troops needs to happen but that it needs to be slow. Well fucking great, that's the president's position as well. I really hope they do a better job as the other demonstrations get going.

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