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Imajika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-28-03 07:26 PM
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15. Yeah..
I usually split the difference, but err on the side of most police estimates.

Police often underestimate the crowd and organizers usally inflate the attendence. The problem is that if the police lowball protest estimates too often they just might be held accountable, organizers of protests can say whatever the heck they want and really don't have to answer to anyone.

I think the protests in Europe this week didn't get as much play because they don't yet compare to the anti-war protests before the Iraq war. If they get to that size again, I suspect the coverage will be better. The media really has to be let by the nose to these things, especially the American media.

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  -Did I miss it? Protest in England should have been BIIIIG news!! revcarol  Sep-28-03 07:00 PM   #0 
  - Dastardly bumping own thread...  revcarol   Sep-28-03 07:05 PM   #1 
  - Big protests in Europe, too. I saw a little coverage, have  DemBones DemBones   Sep-28-03 07:10 PM   #3 
     - my grandma mentioned it to me  JohnKleeb   Sep-28-03 07:10 PM   #6 
  - Not covered by 'librul' media.  FlashHarry   Sep-28-03 07:05 PM   #2 
  - People have been too busy bashing and spreading gossip about  saywhat   Sep-28-03 07:10 PM   #4 
  - Poor Clark.  zidzi   Sep-28-03 07:14 PM   #8 
  - yeah its only clark bashing going on...selective in what u see i notice.  jonnyblitz   Sep-28-03 07:21 PM   #12 
  - The media in the US reported...  Imajika   Sep-28-03 07:10 PM   #5 
  - It gets so bizare that the news says one amount of protesters...  zidzi   Sep-28-03 07:16 PM   #9 
  - Yeah..  Imajika   Sep-28-03 07:26 PM   #15 
  - Here's the video link.. watch the protest  SoCalDem   Sep-28-03 07:16 PM   #10 
     - Love it! Thank you!  zidzi   Sep-28-03 07:25 PM   #13 
  - It was big news  Maple   Sep-28-03 07:13 PM   #7 
  - I read about it yesterday on DU!  zidzi   Sep-28-03 07:19 PM   #11 
  - at least it was mentioned in US news  protect freedom impeach bush n   Sep-28-03 07:25 PM   #14 
  - More important stories to cover:  chookie   Sep-28-03 07:59 PM   #16 
 

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