When desent comes at home we have freedom to dessent so when protests happen just shut up. Last sunday NY times said small and muted yet 10s of thousands across the country were at rallys during that weekend.
In New York, the day after the 20,000 person event participants couldn't find coverage of the rally even in the city part of the metro section.
What the press is doing is belittling the protests before an outright war is to began and to suggest that their numbers pale in comparison to marches of veitnam
When 350,000 show up for an anti war rally in London the NY Times gave more coverage to a fox-hunting protest.
"when you eliminate or silence points of view - people are left with
limited choices "we either go to war with Iraq now or later" -- and do not hear
of any other viable alternatives or believe others have them, so feel they are alone.
In the congressional offices before and during the debates: "Calls were running 10- 1 or hundred to one against war with Iraq"
"Hard to understand why- what is in it for them? -the journalists might be burying these points of view. "