Daily Archives: October 17, 2009

Message to the media – “Can you hear us now?”

“Can you hear us now?” asked protesters around the country this weekend, challenging the mainstream media to drop a perceived news bias and give fair coverage.

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Protests at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.

Grassroots organizers pulled together small groups of protesters in dozens of U.S. cities yesterday and today, including more than 100 who descended upon the offices of the Florida’s St. Petersburg Times this morning.

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Reports of the “Can You Hear Us Now?” protests are pouring in from around the country:

  • A Facebook page devoted to the events includes posts from a growing list of cities, including Baltimore, Md.; Nashville, Tenn.; Richmond, Va.; Houston, Texas; and West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Bostonians protesting at the Globe (Photo: Michael Carl)

In Boston, chants of “Hear us now!” and “Tell the truth!” were raised outside the offices of the Boston Globe.

The Chicago Tea Party Patriots held a protest March on the Media. They protested media bias outside the studios of ABC News and CBS News in Chicago during their live broadcasts. This event was part of the “Operation Can You Hear Us Now” nationwide media protests.

Operation Can You Hear Us Now?

Posted:  10.17.09

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“Mob” greets Obama in San Francisco

Where Left meets Right on the Streets of San Francisco

This is the crowd outside the Westin Saint Francis Hotel on yesterday while Obama’s on the inside talking about mops. (Maybe it was in New Orleans instead of San Francisco, but anyway, it was yesterday he made the comment about mops.)

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“”Another way of putting it is when, you know, I’m busy and Nancy is busy with our mop cleaning up somebody else’s mess –- we don’t want somebody sitting back saying, you’re not holding the mop the right way. (Applause.) Why don’t you grab a mop, why don’t you help clean up. (Applause.) You’re not mopping fast enough. (Laughter.) That’s a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause.) Grab a mop –- let’s get to work.””

Real presidential!

Related with Video.

“”Oct. 16, 2009 | About 700 protesters gathered in front of the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco’s Union Square Thursday, where President Obama spoke at a private fund-raiser.

About two-thirds of the demonstrators could be described as coming from the left side of the political spectrum. Demands included military withdrawal from Iraq, putting an end to healthcare reform and increasing intergalactic diplomacy.””

Posted:  10.17.09



Filed under Barack Obama, Financial Crisis, health care, politics, President Barack Obama, Uncategorized