Jan
22
2009

Open Dissent Is 'Bad Form' on MSNBC

Unable to simply air the reality of George W. Bush's immense unpopularity manifesting in a chorus of boos for his last public appearance as U.S. "president," MSBNC newscasters (YouTube.com, 1/20/08) chide inauguration attendees for "bad form"–before eventually finding a camera shot to cut to instead showing the crowd cheering… for Obama.

Hardly a new phenomenon; read about corporate media censorship at the 2000 Bush inauguration in the FAIR magazine Extra!: "Protesters Rain on ABC's Parade" (3-4/01) by Jim Naureckas