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Gold Star Families Rally Gets Front-page Treatment in DC-area Commuter Papers
Posted on 09/26/2005 8:30:03 AM PDT by Pyro7480
In the Washington, DC area, there are two Monday-Friday newspapers that are distributed for free: The Express, which is owned by the Washington Post, and The Examiner, which has three different editions, one each for Virginia, Maryland, and DC. The papers target commuters on the Metro subway system and buses. They are distributed in boxes on sidewalks and at Metro stations.
Both newspapers ran pictures from the pro-military rally on Sunday on their front pages. You can view pdf versions of these papers at the following links:
September 26 Express
September 26 Examiner
TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aar; cindysheehan; dc; dcchapter; fr; goldstarfamilies; rally; supportourtroops; supporttroopsweekend
This is good coverage for us.
posted on 09/26/2005 8:30:09 AM PDT
To: tgslTakoma; Trueblackman; kristinn
posted on 09/26/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT
(Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
posted on 09/26/2005 8:44:30 AM PDT
(Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
posted on 09/26/2005 9:05:34 AM PDT
I watched the entire 4 1/2 hour rally on C-Span. The newspapers and MSM are making a big thing out of the difference in attendance between the two rallies. The difference is one that was widely advertised and attended by not just anti-war activists, but also hate-Bush, hate-US first, pro-socialist and other similar groups. It had big money backers and probably professional protesters.
Ours, on the other hand, was truly a grassroots effort. I would have liked to see a similar size crowd as attended the one in Crawford, but it didn't happen. I'm sure it was more than 400, but the small size did not diminish the message. I just hope the Gold Star families are not disheartened by the turnout.
posted on 09/26/2005 9:22:15 AM PDT
(Support the Troops Rally 9/25 -- Gold Star Families supporting our troops, God bless them all)
Big picture of Commies and Traitors in the Examiner. One smaller picture of a real grieving mother (for our side).
Way back in the first one - says only 400 pro-troop Americans showed up. The front page was better (no commies/traitors in BIG photo at least)
It's ironic that the Express, the Washington Post-lite paper, has the better pic.
posted on 09/26/2005 11:18:32 AM PDT
(Blessed Pius IX, pray for us!)
My wife and I attended. I was a little disappointed in the size of the crowd, but when I read that Cindy only had 29 loyal followers on Saturday I felt a little better. The rest of the 100,000 were "the usual suspects" who turn out to protest anything and everything. They are perpetually stuck on stupid.
By the way, my son is in transit to Afghanistan. Prayers, please.
posted on 09/26/2005 1:10:06 PM PDT
("If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful." C.S. Lewis)
posted on 09/26/2005 2:18:37 PM PDT
(Don't get stuck on stupid now, reporters)
posted on 09/26/2005 2:54:39 PM PDT
(A fireman running up the stairs at the WTC as the towers began to collapse: HERO defined ~ Ben Stein)
God Bless you and your family and may God watch over your heroic son.
posted on 09/26/2005 2:56:39 PM PDT
by Landry Fan
(How can you support the troops if you tell them to cut and run? [you can't])
posted on 09/26/2005 4:26:32 PM PDT
(Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
Prayers for your son, along with heartfelt gratitude for what he is doing. Don't worry. His brothers will watch out for him, too.
posted on 09/26/2005 8:58:25 PM PDT
by Just Lori
(The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
To: Pyro7480; kristinn; Mo1; All
Nice coverage in these papers.
BRAVO BUMP to DC Chapter & all who attended!
posted on 09/26/2005 9:57:02 PM PDT
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Good Rally photo and story ran in Monday's Orange County Register.
posted on 09/27/2005 7:06:33 AM PDT
by ALOHA RONNIE
("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
Fox News last night showed some great clips of the"anti-war" a.n.s.w.e.r. rally, showing the public what a bunch of hateful moonbats they are. They also labeled Answer as what they are- Communists. Husband told me CNN also came out and said who's behind Answer (WWP) which is surprising to say the least lol.
posted on 09/27/2005 7:12:38 AM PDT
It's a start, although I am continually amazed, although never surprised, that one Gold Star mother who is against the war gets 500 times the publicity than 500 Gold Star mothers who support the war.
posted on 09/27/2005 7:27:52 AM PDT
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