I got a message from a regular reader:
I went to the first page of the New York Times today, as I normally do after checking my e-mails in the morning. I noticed, above the fold, the prominently displayed link to an Adam Davidson story from a member of the super rich trying to explain why their super richness is good for us serfs.
I ignored that link and went through the rest of the first page. There was not a single mention in the self-styled paper of record of the May 1 demonstrations by Occupy Wall Street. I had reports from people in New York that the gathering was large, yet you’d never know it happened if you started on the front page. I went to the US section next, and again, not a single mention of Occupy Wall Street.
By contrast, as we noted in Links, Bloomberg made the OWS protests the lead item on its website early on May 1.
Update: Some readers wondered why I hadn’t shredded the Davidson piece. Trust me, I will, but it is such a vomititious read that I have not been able to get through it in its entirety yet.