So many people wrote to the Washington Post complaining about their biased coverage of the September 15 Mass March on Washington that they ran a large photo showing the huge size of the demonstration, accompanied by the following letters that criticized their coverage. The coverage can be seen in today’s Washington Post, page A15. It is really worth getting a hard copy of the paper.
Saturday, September 22, 2007; Page A15
Demonstrators rally near the U.S. Capitol during the antiwar march Sept. 15.
You're Wrong About the War, and About the Rally, Too
Why would The Post misrepresent the number of antiwar, anti-administration protesters here in Washington on Sept. 15? The Associated Press said that organizers estimated that more than 100,000 people attended the rally and march, and while that couldn't be confirmed, "there appeared to be tens of thousands of people in attendance." Columnist Marc Fisher, however, put the tally at "the several thousand people who devoted their Saturday to the constitutionally sacred act of sounding off in their nation's capital" ["Online Fervor Over the Iraq War Hits the Streets With a Big Thud," Metro, Sept. 16]. A Post story used a law enforcement estimate of "closer to 10,000."
Given that he interviewed participants, Fisher apparently deigned to attend the demonstration, but he didn't seem to have attended the same event I participated in. I talked to many people, friends and strangers alike, and every one of them was surprised and pleased by the large number of participants.
-- J.E. Blackburn Falls Church
I object to your Sept. 16 headline "Dueling Demonstrations," in the A section. The antiwar rally was organized first; the other was a much smaller rally organized in response to it.
You made no mention of the relative turnout for the two rallies. I was at Lafayette Square, where a dedicated crowd of thousands assembled. On C-SPAN, there appeared to be about a thousand at the other rally. Should you have mentioned that thousands more were at the antiwar rally?
-- Charles Eisenhauer Rockville
I'm mystified that your editorials continue to support President Bush's policy of staying in Iraq.
In describing the recent testimony by Gen. David H. Petraeus to Congress ["A Long View," editorial, Sept. 11], The Post admitted that the surge has failed to meet a primary objective of fostering political reconciliation, yet only asked rhetorically: "Should the missions of American forces remain unchanged?" This was followed by: "That's a question that the president must answer." You also have called the president's policy "the least bad plan" [editorial, Sept. 14].
I'm bewildered that you continue to support staying in this war when The Post, of all media organizations, has been the source of so much information that causes me to oppose Bush's escalation and "stay the course" policy.
The Post has unveiled a mountain of information on Iraq showing the futility of American military muscle. You have detailed the enormous human and financial cost of the war and repeatedly exposed this president for tampering with the truth. The Post has been the source of blistering war commentaries from Eugene Robinson, Richard Cohen, David Ignatius, E.J. Dionne Jr., Colbert I. King, George F. Will and Jim Hoagland.
As an avid Post reader, I can only wonder whether the editorial board is reading its own newspaper.
-- Holly Stallworth Silver Spring
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Personally, I noted that the papers continually mentioned a 'few thousand' people marching to the anti-war rally. Yep. There was THAT. A few thousand who signed up to 'die-in' in front of the capitol. So they were part of it.
BUT, the other part was the THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of others who participated in the anti-war, impeachment rally but DID NOT attend the die-in. Interesting and 'pull the wool' spin by the newsfolks ala bushco times.
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