Unlike the Western antiwar demonstrators, who talk of ‘repression’ while getting free legal assistance, the demonstrators in Iraq are, literally, risking their lives.
And while I certainly won’t claim to have enough knowledge or perspective to come to a conclusion as to what these demonstrations really mean, I can absolutely say that by not covering them, the media are denying me – and everyone else – the ability to formulate that perspective.
I’m disgusted. But not, sadly, surprised.
If you share that response, you might want to send an email to the New York Times Public Editor, or his Los Angeles Times equivalent. It’ll just take a second, and like me, you’ll feel better once you do.