Alsaka Women Reject Palin

The mainstream media does not always give us the whole truth and the following is a good example why we need the Democracy of the blog. Palins homecoming gathering got all the attention on Sept 11th but a counter rally organised by an independent free thinking “group of women talking over coffee” was much larger. According to Mudflats where I found this post and the photos. “Never, have I seen anything like it in my 17 and a half years living in Anchorage. The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever, in the history of the state. I was absolutely stunned. The second most amazing thing is how many people honked and gave the thumbs up as they drove by. And even those that didn’t honk looked wide-eyed and awe-struck at the huge crowd that was growing by the minute. This just doesn’t happen here. An old friend of mine David Loeb Weiss an outstanding filmmaker and proof reader for the NY Times once told me that the media “lies by exclusion”. The coverage of Palin by the national media gives the impression that all of Alaska loves her. Well it looks like that is just as much of a lie as her statements on the bridge to nowhere. Check out MUDFLATS for more coverage of this rally and updates on what is really going on in Alaska