Richard S | 24.06.2007 18:49 | Iraq
Sunday 24th June
Meet the new boss, same as .....
The afternoon and evening television news bulletins throughout the day added up to 115 minutes and half of all the news was of Brown’s coronation and Harman’s surprise selection as his deputy. There was less than half a minute about the protest – 0.4% of all news coverage – blink and miss it. The radio was no better – nothing on the World this Weekend or the Westminster Hour – 90 minutes between them.
I very much doubt there is anything in the Monday papers. A search of today’s Guardian and Independent websites drew a blank. I suspect the tabloids have nothing – unless Murdoch’s `Sun` has had a brainstorm.
Here is a short video clip from the Stop the war website:
Even Indymedia has nothing – Manchester Indymedia has this:
but where are the photos?
I’m afraid for most people this demonstration, big though it probably was, simply did not happen.
I found this on the BBC Internet website:
Last year’s (I stress this is from 2006) demonstration was reported on the BBC website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/5373128.stm
Sorry, Manchester demonstrators, you don’t seem to exist as far as our wonderful seekers after truth are concerned.
The STWC would prefer if we all wore suits or nice frocks and whispered 'please stop the war, thankyou'. Lots of please and thankyous in the clip they have on their website. As if war is nice and polite?