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Media Coverage of the Tea Party vs. U.S. Social Forum

Source: Fairness in Accuracy and Reporting

When it comes to covering activist gatherings, corporate media have established clear standards: Numbers don’t count nearly as much as politics do.

Last fall, when tens of thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and their allies marched on Washington in a grassroots rally for equality, media gave it far less coverage than the similarly sized, largely corporate-funded Tea Party protest in Washington just a month earlier ( Extra!, 12/09). read more