I just filed this story on KPFA Radio about the ‘We Won’t Fly’ campaign. The story treats it more fairly thanÂ mainstream McMedia that all read from the same AP script and said the event “fizzled” tooÂ early in the day for there to have been time to accurately assess it.Â That reminded me of the story about John Tyner, the man ofÂ “don’t touch my junk” fame.Â Immediately after that story broke, the media was reporting that “8 out of 10” Americans supported the TSA’s actions in the case when clearly thereÂ hadÂ been insufficient time to have conducted a valid poll.Â It was an example ofÂ media not reportingÂ news but manufacturing it.Â That’s what we saw yesterday in coverage of Opt Out Day.
It didn’t fizzle. TSA backed off for the day and fewer people were flying due to We Won’t Fly’s efforts. Accolades to those who protested despite the lack of support byÂ others.
â€œNational ‘We Won’t Fly’ Opt Out Day Protestâ€Â Audio Here
17 minutes, 45 seconds into broadcast (about 4 minutes long)