On June 9 a rally that saw thousands of participants in support of traditional marriage assembled at Albany, New York, the state capitol. One month earlier, a similar rally was held in Midtown Manhattan that also saw thousands in attendance. And in neither case was there much by the way of media coverage.
A Google search of the words marriage rally in New York June 9 turns up many hits on the story. But almost all of them are from blogs as opposed to traditional media sources, though the Village Voice covered the May rally in Manhattan.
The events were sponsored by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, which itself has found round criticism in lefty blogs. But, isn't this just the point? The rallies that saw thousands attend, and the discussion of all the issues, pro and con, that are connected with the rallies are being hashed out in blogs, but not in the Old Media. With all this discussion going on, wouldn't it seem that the media might give it a line or two?
It's certainly something I've noticed reading the NYC papers of late--almost zero coverage of traditional marriage rallies/support, yet advocation for the New York Senate to approve "gay marriage". Of course, with the Senate being in shambles of late, who knows when and if same-sex marriage will happen here, but in the meantime the outright bias in covering the "gay marriage" issue in NYC by the media here has been a disgrace.