Sometimes the media agenda is on display.
At the coverage of the Newtown benefit concert, a TV reporter interviewed me and tried to lure me into talking about the Cuomo gun law, but I didn't bite. That wasn't what the concert was about. It was just a display of grief for a sad event, not a political statement. For many it was just a party with lots of bands from the past forty or so years in NNY.
Same was true of the print coverage this AM. Then when people weren't interested in making the event into a political statement, the story became that they wouldn't make it into one.
For the brief time I was there at the beginning to open the event, what struck me is that seeing all those bands I had shared the club scene with, it was like a "This Is Your Life" episode.
Watertown Daily Times | In concert for Newtown, gun debate remains backstage