Tuesday, September 27, 2005

More On The Weekend's Anti-War Protest

In case you had forgotten, PoliPundit reminds us of ANSWER's communist ties, because the MSM isn't reporting it. The background of ANSWER isn't getting mainstream publicity for a few reasons. First, the agenda journalists of the MSM realize that if the story gets press, any support for the protests or ANSWER's particular brand of the anti-war movement will be lost. Thus, the vast majority of the American public hears nothing of ANSWER's support for oppressive regimes. Second, as Christopher Hitchens points out, some of the MSM might not even know the necessary background information about ANSWER. New York Times reporter Michael Janofsky classified ANSWER a group that "embodies a wide range of progressive political objectives." Says Hitchens:

I suppose that it is possible that he has never before come across "International ANSWER," the group run by the "Worker's World" party and fronted by Ramsey Clark, which openly supports Kim Jong-il, Fidel Castro, Slobodan Milosevic, and the "resistance" in Afghanistan and Iraq, with Clark himself finding extra time to volunteer as attorney for the génocidaires in Rwanda. Quite a "wide range of progressive political objectives" indeed.

Another story of the protest that won't get any press is found at Power Line, which tells us about a U.S. Marine who recently returned from Iraq, and his response to the protesters.

Also, Mudville Gazette weighs in on the protest, with some observations about the people who showed up at the rallies.