How many protests have you seen that were filled with signs praising a media outlet? On Saturday there were several saying "God Bless Fox News" or the equivalent. That should tell you something about the dynamic behind the 9/12 event.
The protesters on Saturday were, as the signs indicated, dismissing almost all media except for one source: the Murdoch empire of Fox News (which is reinforced by the WSJ, New York Post, and - before it was sold - the Weekly Standard). One source!
Interestingly, there didn't appear to be any signs praising Limbaugh or ClearChannel or Ross Douthat. It was the outpouring of a club, or cult. Sure, some Republicans and bloggers like Glenn Reynolds cheered it on, but it's really being driven by a third force, Murdoch.
Talk about living in the Fox Bubble. I don't know what the appropriate parallel is, but when you have a "political" movement with a significant fraction praising the messenger
, is it really political? Or is it a hypnotic capture of the crowd by a masterful propagandist?
NOTE: Top image, lower right, next to "No" CNN HLNS: Except for Nancy Grace
UPDATE: Commenter riffle makes the good point that other media outlets, by reporting 9/12 as a straight news story, are essentially promoting a rival network (Fox News).br>
Disenfranchised people are generally very supportive and appreciative of organizations that provide publicity for their cause.
You don't know what the appropriate parallel is because you've never experienced what conservatives are going through. You've never lived through a complete, virtually airtight conspiracy to black out any news that doesn't fit your opponents narrative.
They support Fox news because they are the only broadcast network to break the embargo against pro-conservative news. That's enormously important and ordinary conservatives deeply appreciate it.