I just wanted to make sure that this story was on my record of events. Just to keep a running tally of how “fair and balanced” some news agencies are.
from “‘Die-ins’ Target War and News Media
Published on Friday, March 28, 2003 by The Record (Hackensack, New Jersey)
Fox News had its own response to the demonstrators. The news ticker rimming Fox’s headquarters on Sixth Avenue wasn’t carrying war updates as the protest began. Instead, it poked fun at the demonstrators, chiding them.
“War protester auditions here today … thanks for coming!” read one message. “Who won your right to show up here today?” another questioned. “Protesters or soldiers?”
Said a third: “How do you keep a war protester in suspense? Ignore them.”
Still another read: “Attention protesters: the Michael Moore Fan Club meets Thursday at a phone booth at Sixth Avenue and 50th Street” – a reference to the film maker who denounced the war while accepting an Oscar on Sunday night for his documentary “Bowling for Columbine.”