Jul
01
2011

WaPo Discovers UK Anti-Austerity Protests

The Washington Post reports today on a one day walkout by public sector workers:

The strikes are the first major uprising over the Conservative-led government's ambitious plans to slash $128 billion in spending over the next four years.

I don't know how one defines "major uprising," but on March 26 hundreds of thousands hit the streets to protest the government's austerity plans. The Post didn't find them terribly newsworthy when they happened, running a brief item alongside other international news.

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.