I'm alternating between uploading photos and reading postings from friends who are at the big mother of a rally in DC. Went up on Westlake Mall balcony and estimated Seattle crowd count at maybe 10,000? There were monitors showing Stewart & Colbert & some great signs. Hope also that people are energized to work on the midterms because they're not over yet! The rally was 9-12, to synchronize with the big DC one (with support rallies all over the globe.
My "aerial" shots .. from Westlake Center (some new British store is opening near the rally and had security guards everywhere - obviously they don't know polite Scandinavian Seattle or understand the concept of "Sanity" - this is not some big G8 event - Jeez!)
I used the bathroom in a department store and the employees were asking, "What brings you downtown today?" and when I told them, they were sympathetic and hoping to get out on their break. "I know all about it," one said. .. (Media starting to pick this up)
Media Matters confirms that ABC News has recruited Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger whose out-of-context video footage of Shirley Sherrod got the Agriculture Department official , to provide commentary for the network's election-night newscast.
It is even worse than when I stopped watching tv "news" - 20 years ago during the first Gulf War - it's propaganda.