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DC Anti-War Network & "Freepers"

Reported by Melanie - January 19, 2005

Mo Alem of the DC Anti-War Network was a guest today (January 19, 2005) on Your World w/Neil Cavuto. Alem was on Your World to talk about why his group is protesting Bush's inauguration. Alem said the DC Anti-War Network is against the Iraq war and unhappy with the erosion of our civil liberties. His group will rally and march tomorrow to "protest and have our voices heard." He said the DC Anti-War Network is non-partisan and would rally and protest a John Kerry inauguration if Kerry had won the election and wanted to remain in Iraq.

Cavuto's next guest was Kristinn Taylor of the DC chapter of Free Republic. Taylor said the anti-war protesters are "misguided" and their protest is in "bad taste." He said the inauguration represents the peaceful transfer of power and if Kerry had won the election his group would stay home and let Kerry's "supporters have their day."

I lay this foundation so I can get to the point of this post. The web address for DC Anti-War Network was never shown at the bottom of the screen during Mo Alem's interview, however the web address for Free Republic was shown twice during Kristinn Taylor's interview. The second time it remained on-screen for approximately 20 seconds.

COMMENT: This is an example of politically motivated media; of media-with-an-agenda. It's quiet. It doesn't yell and scream. It doesn't draw attention to itself, but it's here.


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