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Where was rally coverage?

The picture on the front page of the March 28 Spokesman-Review was of a group of 100 people in Olympia weighing in on the national health care debate. They wanted to keep Obamacare. Yet, when a rally of 150 people at noon on March 23 occurred across the street from The Spokesman-Review at the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse, there was only a small sentence in the paper, mixed in with another story. No picture.

The Spokane rally was against the federal ruling that would require some people to go against their religious beliefs and pay for contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilizations. There were several speakers and the reading of the First Amendment.

Couldn’t someone have used a telephoto lens and snapped a picture? You could have heard the message across the street at The Spokesman-Review. It wouldn’t have been a difficult story to write.

There were 140 rallies all over the nation at noon on March 23. Where was the press?

Joanne Bovey



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