Kathleen Sebelius' visit to St. Paul was covered by the local TV and newspapers. This protest, which of course was considered "right wing," was ignored. More than 2,000 citizens showed up. The event was coordinated nationally to oppose the Federal HHS mandates forcing religious institutions to pay or and provide abortion drugs, contraceptives and other hideous violations of conscience. 2000+ people showed up at the Federal Building in downtown St. Paul on Friday for the nationally coordinated protest over the HHS mandates, and their onerous freedom of religion consequences. But as I suspected might happen, I literally couldn't find a TV camera.
Group organizers said that the St. Paul group was among the largest in the country. Speakers represented the Catholic church, a Baptist, a good Lutheran - this is Minnesota after all - lawyers and professors. I looked this morning for coverage of the event in Minneapolis or St. Paul newspapers and the local TV websites. No pictures or story in Minneapolis Tribune. No pictures but a one paragraph story in St. Paul Pioneer Press.
No coverage on two of the TV stations. I got depressed after that and quit looking. But all outlets had considerable fawning coverage of the visit of Katheen Sebelius who was in town to celebrate the anniversary of the passage of Obama care. Pictures to fill a scrap book. As cynical as I am about the MSM and ruling class, I was just amazed that an event of the size and import as the HHS freedom of religion rally was consciously ignored. There is fear operating there, and it wasn't among those in the crowd.