WaPo: Zero Stories on Pro-School Voucher Demonstration, Three for Obama Speech

<p>Yesterday <a href="/blogs/ken-shepherd/2009/09/08/pro-voucher-d-c-democrats-lodge-protest-same-day-obama-addresses-ameri" target="_blank">I noted</a> that the Washington Post covered a September 8 anti-Obama, pro-school voucher protest in its <a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2009/09/not_getting_arrested_for_dc_... target="_blank">D.C. Wire blog</a>. Demonstrators participating in the protest complained about how the president and congressional Democrats have scuttled the voucher program and in doing so <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/08/activists-protest-obama-admin... target="_blank">dashed the hopes of 216 kids</a> who were scheduled to be granted vouchers for private schools this school year.</p><p>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 <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/28/AR200804... target="_blank">in previous editorials.</a>   </p><p>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:</p><!--break--><ul><li><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/08/AR200909... target="_blank">&quot;N.Va. Schools Open With Living History Lesson&quot;</a> on page B1</li><li><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/08/AR200909... target="_blank">&quot;After Week of Fury, A Quiet Reception For Obama's Speech&quot;</a> on page B2</li><li>Dana Milbank's &quot;Washington Sketch&quot; column on page A2: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/08/AR200909... target="_blank">&quot;Obama's Physics Lesson: What Goes Up...&quot;</a> </li></ul>

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