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.

Boston Globe protest

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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Filed under Human Interest, Media, Uncategorized

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

  1. Quote from President Barack Obama, visiting New Orleans, “Those folks who are trying to stand in the way of progress … let me tell you, I’m just getting started,” he said. “I don’t quit. I’m not tired. I’m just getting started.”

    “Right back atcha Mr President.”

    Ayn Rand “The question isn’t who is going to let me, It’s who is going to stop me.”


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