PHILADELPHIA, USA: POLITICAL PRISONERS
US Corporate Broadcaster Airs New Mumia Abu-Jamal Crime Scene Photos, Breaking Mainstream Media Blackout11 Dec 2007 15:06 GMT
media-activist campaign (including a Dec. 4 press conference covered by Reuters, Black Commentator, and Media Channel) the Dec. 6 broadcast of NBC's Today Show prominently featured the new crime scene photos that were recently discovered by German author Michael Schiffmann, breaking the mainstream media blackout of the photos, which had only been published by The SF Bay View. A large demonstration of Mumia supporters outside the NBC studio in New York City was featured on The Today Show, as well as The NY Post, NY Times, and NBC10. Today Show guests Michael Smerconish and Maureen Faulkner (authors of "Murdered By Mumia"), were reportedly outraged by the show, which entailed several challenging questions from co-host Matt Lauer. Journalists for Mumia responded to Faulkner and Smerconish's statements regarding the new photos.