I don’t watch cable news, or actually any kind of TV news. But I gather that there’s a virtual blackout on the huge demonstrations in Wisconsin, except on Fox, which portrays them as thuggish and violent.Yes, everyone outside the Krugman cave knows that no one is paying attention to the Madison protests, except people who watch CBS :
What that makes me think of is January-February 2003, when anyone watching cable news would have believed that only a few kooks were opposed to the imminent invasion of Iraq. It was quite spooky, realizing that hundreds of thousands of people could march through New York, and by tacit agreement be ignored by news networks whose headquarters were just a few blocks away.
And it’s even more spooky to see it happening all over again.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Paul Krugman (emphasis mine):
Posted by William A. Jacobson at 1:16 PM