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Re: when news breaks, we ignore it?
I was at the rally (Fleet Center said there was 11,500 people there). Later
on in the evening, I turned on WBZ 1030 to see what they were reporting about
the event and they didn't! I couldn't believe it. Gore brings in 2,000, they
have 2 reporters there. Nader brings in over 10,000, no one is there.
In a message dated 10/2/00 1:40:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Okay, first a disclaimer-- this is not about politics. I don't care who
the list-members are voting for, and I hope the thread will not end up a
polemic about the candidates. That having been said, your opinion
please. I listened off and on to WBZ radio all day today, and except for
one brief mention (there may have been two, but not in any great detail),
one would never have known that Ralph Nader and various celebrities were in
town for a rally at the Fleet Center. Whether or not you feel Nader has a
chance (or deserves a chance), would you not say that an event that draws
10,000 people deserves some coverage? Has Sunday news been cut back to
such a degree that WBZ doesn't send out reporters to do politics unless
they are channel 4 reporters? Or was it determined that Nader's campaign
is not news? In any event, given that WBZ Radio is our news station and
usually does a fine job on such things, I was surprised at the virtual
blackout on what Nader was up to in Boston.