Jan
12
2009

Washington Post Protest Makes the (French) News

Readers of the French wire agency Agence France Presse learned yesterday about a demonstration on Saturday in which "several thousand protesters descended on the White House Saturday in support of Palestinians in war-ravaged Gaza" before marching to "the headquarters of the Washington Post newspaper to protest" what one of the demonstration organizers identified as "its hard pro-Israeli line."

Strangely, readers of the Washington Post would have been hard-pressed to find anything about the demonstration targeting their newspaper. There was no mention of the rally and march in the paper's A section, and the event wasn't even mentioned in the metro section. Presumably, the paper felt it had news of far more pressing importance to Post readers–like, for instance, the Post's metro-section story yesterday, "Skunk Stuck in Slurpee Cup."