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Trucker protest paled compared to one in late ’60s

"Having been thru all of the trucker shutdowns of the past nearly fifty years this one falling on its face came as no surprise."

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Publicity of shutdown attempt says a lot about the evolution of news

The Ride for the Constitution fiasco of last weekend brings to mind the quote often associated with war reporting: "The first casualty when war comes is truth." That’s  California Sen. Hiram W. Johnson, addressing the U.S. Senate in 1917. Truth was also a casualty in the free-for-all publicity surrounding the planned trucker mega-protest that peaked at about 30 trucks. Consider this Fox News headline, posted Thursday afternoon, when it was obvious that the next day’s event lacked ...

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Convoy, shutdown effort dubbed ‘bust’ by national press

The Ride for the Constitution protest — part of a supposed nationwide trucking strike— was deemed a bust, having little effect on traffic or attention garnering from those on Capitol Hill, reports say.

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Ride for the Constitution rolls, reports say 30 show up to convoy

As the Ride for the Constitution effort got rolling October 11, reports of some participation in its plan to clog the beltway began trickling out.

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Readers react to the Ride for the Constitution

Reader reactions for and against the Ride for the Constitution, slated to run Oct. 11-13. Our poll on participation in the action continues to show support falling but still at significant levels.

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Support for trucking shutdown, convoy waning

Support for the Ride for the Constitution trucking shutdown has been waning due to the lack of credibility of its organizers and an overall lack of direction and organization.

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Five trucking grievances part of planned protest

Detail/background on the trucking-related grievances in the Ride for the Constitution manifesto and further reporting on logistical elements of the effort.

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Use your head: Don’t shut down Oct. 11-13

"Let's make sure that the public knows there are members of the trucking industry that are informed and are a part of the political process and are not anarchist thugs."

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‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ details emerge

The Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va., is to serve as a rally point for convoys to the Capitol Beltway as well as into D.C., organizers report.

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On the trail of the elusive budget

Wendy Parker runs it down: "Most members of Congress were unable to respond, as they were too busy practicing reading 'Green Eggs and Ham' for their dramatic and uninspired filibusters."

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