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March 26, 2012 - 1:40 pm

There was a large political protest in San Francisco a couple days ago. In fact, it was one of the largest ones this year and far out-drew any OccupySF protests since the earliest days of that movement.

And yet, the protest was almost completely ignored by the mainstream media.

Why?


Photo courtesy of Larry in SF

Because it was organized by Catholic groups strongly opposing President Obama and his contraception mandate for religious organizations. Any event that opposes Obama is deemed by the media to be irrelevant and trivial, and can safely be swept under the rug.

But thankfully the mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on the narrative, and in this case Larry in SF from the Fund47 blog was once again on the scene to bring us exclusive coverage of the protest, along with photographic proof that it numbered over a thousand people — far in excess of the few dozens that comprise the typical media-saturated Occupy protests these days.

Click to see the full photo-essay:

San Francisco Catholics Defend American Exceptionalism

Here’s what Larry had to say about the numbers:

The crowd of 1000 was about half men, half women, with significant numbers of Hispanic, Asian and African Americans.

Attendance in San Francisco was double that reported by Catholic San Francisco Online, the National Catholic Register or the San Jose Mercury News. High resolution photographs captured by Fund47 reveal at least a 30×30 grid of protesters, with an additional hundred around the periphery. Also, the crowd turned over at a decent clip during the 90–120 minute event, scheduled on a workday, meaning even higher numbers.

The silence by San Francisco mainstream media on the Catholic protest is deafening. I could not find a report in the San Francisco Chronicle online, which recently gave full page coverage to a “bum rush” by 25 protestors (and 30 photographers) on the residence of Wells Fargo’s CEO by an OccupySF splinter group, revealed as utter farce by Fund47. Two weeks ago, a war protest with 15 professional protestors received frothy local TV news coverage.

The event was not unique to San Francisco; it was part of a nationwide protest by groups opposed to Obama’s anti-religious mandates in recent months.


Photo courtesy of Larry in SF

Joining those who oppose Obama on religious principles were several Tea Partiers who oppose Obama’s fiscal policies. Many analysts now see this as a “two-front war” against Obama’s program, putting him on the defensive wherever he turns.

Check out Fund47 for the full story.

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