Bush Gets Tremendous Crowds in S. Korea, US Media Ignores Story

<p><img vspace="10" hspace="10" border="0" align="right" src="http://www.chinapost.com.tw/news_images/20080805/P1SK-1.jpg" />Over at <a href="http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/08/bush-gots-seoul-pro-american-p... Pundit</a>, Jim Hoft introduces us to <a href="http://amyproctor.squarespace.com/blog/2008/8/5/anti-bush-protests-fizzl... Proctor's report</a> on the amazingly large crowd of South Koreans that came out to welcome George W. Bush to their country. It's a good thing that Amy clued us in here in America, because our media sure ignored the story of this large turnout.</p>

<p>Amy directs our attention to <a href="http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2008/08/117_28751.html">The Korea Times</a> report that revealed that 374 "conservative groups" intended to "stage a large-scale demonstration welcoming Bush, at Seoul Plaza," and boy did they ever come through. It turns out, the anti-Bush protesters were only able to muster a could of hundred protesters while the pro-Bush rally saw <a href="http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnSEO151106.html">15,000 Koreans turn out</a> to participate.</p>

<p>Amy reminds us that none of the pro-Bush rallies were sponsored by the South Korean government, too.</p>
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<p>But, true to fashion, the western media did its level best report only the bad. On August 5, at 6:07am EDT, Reuters first tried to report the President's visit with this headline: <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSEO176477">Bush arrives in Seoul, faces large anti-US protest</a>. But once the truth started coming out, Reuters tried to cover its obvious mistake with this later headline: <a href="http://africa.reuters.com/world/news/usnSEO151106.html">Bush arrives in Seoul, anti-U.S. protest fizzles</a>.</p>

<p>Amy also found some nice video of the pro-Bush rally.</p>

<p><embed src="http://blip.tv/play/nGnGuBuIoik" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="325" height="240" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed> </p>

<p>So, what happened to the US press? Where were the reports of this massive outpouring of affection for George W. Bush? They didn't seem to have a problem showing the love the Europeans dished out to Barack Obama, did they? So, why the silence on the well received Bush visit?</p>

<p>Somehow, the media sort of missed that one, eh?</p>

<p>Great report Amy and good work.</p>

<p>(Photo credits: #1 AP, #2 Reuters)</p>