Roger L. Simon

Poor Planning

There’s been a lot of blogospheric hullabaloo about yesterday’s pro-free speech/pro-Denmark demonstration in front of the Danish Embassy in Washington. It’s deserved. It was a great thing to have done and I wish I had been there.

But…

Let’s be honest: only a hundred people or so showed up. What’s up with that? The daytime population in DC is about a million. The usual (eloquent) suspects were there, but who else? Blog coverage was good, but the mainstream media was barely present , no matter what kind of face you want to put on it. Now they may not have wanted to show for such an occasion, but greater (even decent) numbers might have forced them into it. I know it’s hard work, but I remember from my old days on the left – “You’ve got to organize!” Next time – a little planning, please.