Yesterday I noted that the Washington Post covered a September 8 anti-Obama, pro-school voucher protest in its D.C. Wire blog. Demonstrators participating in the protest complained about how the president and congressional Democrats have scuttled the voucher program and in doing so dashed the hopes of 216 kids who were scheduled to be granted vouchers for private schools this school year.
Yet the protest, led by former city councilman Kevin Chavous (D) and featuring former mayor and current Councilman Marion Barry (D), received no coverage in the September 9 Washington Post, despite the fact that the paper has supported the voucher program in previous editorials.
Of course, the Post did find space for not one but three articles dealing with President Obama's September 8 address to the nation's schoolchildren:
- "N.Va. Schools Open With Living History Lesson" on page B1
- "After Week of Fury, A Quiet Reception For Obama's Speech" on page B2
- Dana Milbank's "Washington Sketch" column on page A2: "Obama's Physics Lesson: What Goes Up..."