Monday, August 30, 2004

"Play Nice"

I've been very happy to see that so far, protesters in NYC have been very well behaved. While there have, of course, been some scattered arrests, so far protests have been enthusiastic, loud, very large and very peaceful. The major networks have not focused exclusively on the fringe and even the Wall Street Journal's coverage has been balanced.

Estimates for Sunday's protest vary, naturally. But even if you split the difference (between 120,000 and 400,000), it was the largest protest against a National Convention in history. Any protests against the Democrats pale in comparison. In fact, the protests are beginning to resemble - in size - those against the Viet Nam War.

Is it too much to hope that not only will the protesters continue to "play nice," but that their message gets through the spin?

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