I had the pleasure of attending the Nathanâ€™s hot dog eating contest yesterday. We got there two and a half hours before the event started so that we could get a good view. Unfortunately there was not a lot of space for the spectators because of the enormous press center that had been set up which was so big that it blocked public view of all but a few of the contestants.
The press from all over the world was on the scene. Most of the press had set up hours in advance. I saw ABC, NBC & CBS cameras there along with all the sports networks. Coverage was thorough and global.
All of this coverage was dedicated to a twelve minute gluttony contest.
The NY police department, (60th Precinct) was out in numbers. They lined the roof of Nathanâ€™s. I assume they were keeping an eye out for Osama â€œBunâ€ Laden. The police provided the contest sponsors with a crowd estimate of twenty five thousand people. Personally I think there were between five and ten thousand. I can not imagine that half of Yankee stadium filled the small area. Anyway I found it amazing that the police could estimate this crowd when I have heard time and time again that crowd estimates were not possible. I heard this at every anti-war protest that I have attended. You knowâ€¦the protests where twenty or thirty Yankee stadiums full of people attended!
Anywayâ€¦the media were out in full force covering this disgusting contest where people ate fifty hot dogs on the same site where homeless people search for scraps of food in garbage cans throughout the year. However, I found none of these media organizations covering the international 9/11 truth conference that I spoke at in Chicago last month. I found none of these organizations covering the million plus strong crowds that gathered many times to protest the most protested human being ever to liveâ€¦George W. Bush. I see no coverage of the massive number of election fraud related events, arrests, lawsuits and press conferences alerting the public of the election fraud that is being uncovered all over our nation. I see no reporters trying to cover the lawsuits related to Dick Cheneyâ€™s energy policy meetings. I see no coverage of anything important at all in this nation.
Maybe one day we will see media outlets covering the violent overthrow of the media outlets themselves. Hmmmâ€¦I suppose I am allowed to dream! Think about it!