I know she was pissed (C.I.) about having to write about it (as opposed to just providing links) because she wasn't present (as she noted) and she doesn't like to do that. But when she wrote (three hours before Ward's went up) Thursday night (a variation on it appears in today's snapshot at the end of this post), there was nothing on it really.
It's the same with her noting Hoshyar Zebari (Iraq's Foreign Minister) today. Well almost. In that case, she was at the UN for the hearing Joe Biden chaired. She had no plans to cover that as such but no one was emphasizing the news points out of it so she covered it in yesterday's snapshot and today covers Zebari's press conference that followed the hearing.
I think Brian Ward's article suffers only from length. He needs a few more paragraphs.
But that's a minor detail when you grasp how many either ignored the protest outright or else turned it into a brief headline.
Don't come asking why there aren't more protests if, when there is a significant one, you don't bother to cover it as significant.
A couple of hundred participated on a cold DC day, when it was snowing. That's a lot in my opinion and it's an important protest and a news worthy one.
"Iraq snapshot:" (The Common Ills):