UPDATE: KIRO is off the hook. They finally posted the video and coverage of the event. But keep calling KOMO and KING5 and ask why they did not think it was newsworthy to even mention our protest. 11:13 pm 2.16.09
Hmmmmmm.... am I surprised after a quick jaunt through the local Seattle news websites that there is NOT ONE mention of our anti-stimulus, pro-freedom rally??? Um, no. Not surprised at all. I called up KING5 and asked the girl why they haven't posted a story about our protest but managed to have a story about the protest held in Olympia by students and "workers" (whatever that means) who are upset about budget cuts (!)... I asked her if they were just unaware, or if they chose to ignore us. She replied that no, they were aware, but our protest was at an "awkward" time. Excuse me? Awkward? Awkward as in they had plenty of time to cover it, get back to the studio and put together a short story for the evening news? Or awkward as in it would have opposed her own opinions? Or perhaps awkward because she gets her marching orders from the DNC and the White House and that would have gotten her in trouble. I don't know.
Anyway, this is the next step. Everyone needs to call these stations because ALL of them had a story posted about the Olympia protest even though both protests happened at relatively the same time and had approximately the same amount of people protesting. Call them and ask them why they are ignoring us. If enough of us call, they'll have to do something, and at the very least we will annoy them. Even if you don't live in Seattle, call them anyway. This is something that needs to change across the nation, no reason it can't start here.
Here are their numbers:KING5: (206) 448-3850 or (800) 45-NEWS-5
KIRO: (206) 728-7777
KOMO: 1-TV-TIPS-KOMO (1-888-477-5666)
Ask them why they are not covering the taxpayers' revolt. This is the only way they can squash us - denying that we exist. Don't let them do it.