What’s most striking about all of these, of course, is that these are people who don’t usually go in for protests.
Well, that and the fact that — unlike the AIG media event — the press doesn’t outnumber the protesters. Heck, it barely shows up at all.UPDATE: Much more from Michelle Malkin...“Maybe if the Tea Party protesters burned the American flag instead of waving it proudly, the AP would send out reporters…”And, of course, all of this is just a warmup for April 15.
John at Powerline:
One emerging theme is the absence of press coverage, especially at the national level. For some reason, reporters and editors believe it is not news when thousands of people, all around the country, gather to protest the government's bailouts, trillions in debt, etc. And yet, when a mere forty people turned out in Connecticut for an ACORN-sponsored bus tour of homes owned by AIG executives, there were more media people covering the event than there were people on the bus. So let's see: conservative and libertarian opposition to the government's economic initiatives--not news. Far left opposition to the government's economic initiatives, no matter how few participate--that's news. But of course, not a single person reading this will be surprised.