The awful coverage of Fox-TV is of course not surprising. But in this case they have even more reason to smear. You see, the keynote speakers at the conference were Steve Wilson and Jane Akre who are suing the Fox affiliate in Tampa using whistleblower legislation. They were fired when they refused to cover up dangers of milk from cows treated with bovine growth hormone. You can read all about it at their web site:
But there is nothing like hearing the story directly from them. They were really humorous.
Val Dusek wrote:
> Fox News at 10 PM in the Boston area (Channel 25) had highly biased coverage
> of the demonstration. The people in the demonstration shown with soundbites
> were the most countercultural and grungy (sp?) of the demonstrators, with
> half-grown beards, lots of face jewelry and zits or with bizarre masks. This
> was "balanced" by a story about a couple with a child with an extremely rare
> (genetic?) disease which is presently uncurable. The couple desparately
> hopes scientists will save their child and doesn't care who profits from the
> research. The chances of such scientific discoveries on this little
> understood disease before the child dies were not given by Fox.
> Val Dusek
> In a message dated 3/27/00 7:35:49 AM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask]
> << Those of you in Boston (and maybe some folks outside of Boston) have heard
> of the Boidevastation 2000 conference that just ended here. And it did end
> with a bang of a rally.
> Well, after a week of news reporters asking each other if this will cause as
> much property damage as the WTO protests, we finally got a very tiny bit of
> positive coverage. Of course, being writtne for the Glob, it still doesn't
> address the real issues.
> -Aram >>