Saturday, March 26, 2005

Protests in Pakistan

For the second time this week, CNN has reported on Islamic protests against Pakistan’s President Musharraf that are also anti-U.S. To date, Fox has not reported either rally. Here is a quote from the latest CNN article:

In the second such display in four days, thousands of members of an alliance of Islamic parties on Wednesday protested in the capital, accusing Musharraf of being beholden to the United States.

Here is the link:

Protesters want Musharraf to go (03.24.2005)
U.S. flags have been set alight and thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Lahore to call for the resignation of Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf.

Here is my previous post (

CNN ran this article Sunday on a huge demonstration against Pakistan’s president. At the time of this posting, there is no mention of this demonstration by Fox News. Is Fox avoiding this story of a demonstration against an important U.S. administration ally? Is this a pattern? As I noted yesterday, Fox did not cover a story that CNN had about anti-war demonstrations in the U.S. on the anniversary of the Iraq war.

Thousands rally against Musharraf (03.20.2005) Tens of thousands of people from all religious parties have staged a rally in Karachi against Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, declaring him unacceptable because of his pro-American policies.

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