Is this another sign of newspapers’ declining influence, or did Chris Harte’s ideological rejiggering of the editorial pages pay off?
The right-wing World Net Daily alerts us to “Operation: Can You Hear Us Now?” which will stage demonstrations outside media outlets Oct. 17 to get journalists to pay attention to those undercovered anti-Democrat protests. (I know! I didn’t realize there were folks out there who were mad!)
In the Twin Cities, the tea partiers have picked their “left wing media outlet,” and it’s … KARE11? Cute, cuddly KARE? Diana Pierce’s station? Not the Minneapolis-based newspaper regularly villified on the right as the “Star and Sickle”?
I hope this isn’t a Sven thing. Me? I’d go over to WCCO, where Don Shelby is always talking about saving energy and other Commie notions.
Strategically, it’s not a dumb move. KARE is a ratings leader, and the protestors have only targeted a few newspapers nationwide. But on some level, this screams “slim pickings” among the local mainstream media.