Never mind Egypt, what about Wisconsin?

February 21, 2011

For three days, thousands of ordinary citizens in Wisconsin have rallied in the state capital to protest tyrannical government actions against the will of the majority of the people -- just like Egypt. Yet The Sun has not given the citizens of Wisconsin the same front page coverage that it gave Egyptians. Now, the governor of Wisconsin has threatened to call out his military to quash the popular uprising -- just like Egypt. Yet The Sun still hasn't given the citizens of Wisconsin the same front page coverage that it gave Egyptians.

Why? Are the people of Egypt somehow more newsworthy that our own American citizens? Perhaps you, like President Ahmadinejad of Iran, feel that democracy is a great thing when it happens in some other country, but when it happens here at home it needs to be stamped out.

What will it take to get the same consideration for Wisconsinites from your newspaper that it affords the citizens of another country? Mounted thugs beating protesters with truncheons?

It would be nice if the corporate media in this country cared as much about Americans as they care about Egyptians, but I'm not holding my breath.

William Smith, Baltimore

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