April 13, 2003

NOT NEWSWORTHY:

Masters Telecast Shuns Talk of Protest (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, April 12, 2003)
They talked birdies and bogeys, Tiger and Phil, dogwoods and azaleas. They ran long, sappy montages about caddies and past champions, the whispering Georgia pines and the mystery of the Masters.

What CBS announcers didn't do Saturday was talk about the protests taking place down the street from Augusta National, a front-burner topic here for much of the last nine months.

``The focus of CBS Sports is on golf,'' network spokeswoman Leslie Anne Wade explained.


Now if they’d just adopt a similar policy for anti-war protests… Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2003 12:30 AM
Comments

According to another AP report, the protests

consisted of Elvis impersonators, Grangers

left over from the 1880s and suchlike. What

was to cover?

Posted by: Harry Eagar at April 14, 2003 10:36 PM
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