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Thursday, September 2, 2004 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Tens of Thousands Rally Against Bush Labor Policies
2004-09-02

RNC Protesters Stage "March on the Media"

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2,000 people stage a "March on the Media" in New York to protest what they say is uncritical coverage of the Bush administration by the mainstream press. We hear an excerpt of a speech by Jeff Cohen of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. [includes rush transcript]

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JEFF COHEN: When Donahue was terminated, as the war was approaching, Donahue was terminated and a memo leaked out from NBC that was never supposed to get public. It said that Donahue represents, quote, "A difficult public face for NBC in a time of war. He seems to delight in presenting guests who are anti-war, anti-Bush, and skeptical of the administration’s motives," Unquote. This was a problem for NBC. I always understood that journalism in a free society meant that you presented skeptics and critics of the powers that be. That’s not the case. You want to hear skeptics and critics of the powers that be, you listen to Democracy Now! on Pacifica. If you think you can get real news from the mainstream media, that’s not what you are getting. NBC’s memo, that was never supposed to get out it, went on to describe a nightmare scenario.

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