Monday, August 27, 2007

'Hawaii Superferry Faces Protesters On Kauai - Video - KITV Honolulu'

Dear Friends of holding Superferry accountable with an EIS, especially Kaua'i protesters,

I have found that at least one Honolulu TV station, if not others, are seriously under-reporting the number of protesters at Nawiliwili for Monday's protest, and possibly Sunday's as well.

The Hololulu advertiser states 65 protesters blocked Superferry on Monday in the water, (see below), whereas the KITV news reporter, Daryl Huff in the news segment today quotes only 12 protesters...the news station is under-reporting our efforts.  See the news video attached as proof (quote is 2/3 way through).

Here is the KITV news room phone number.  You may wish to call them and complain in letting them know of your feelings of their dubious under reporting.
KITV Newsroom: (808) 536-9979

Malama Pono,

From Honolulu advertiser Monday:

Superferry turned back from Kaua'i

By Jan TenBruggencate
Advertiser Staff Writer

The Hawaii Superferry turned back from Kaua'i tonight without docking after protesters blocked its access to the harbor.

About 65 protesters on surfboards, kayaks, canoes or swimming blocked the harbor as the Hawaii Superferry attempted to dock on its second day of service.....

KITV video below:

Subject: From A Friend: 'Hawaii Superferry Faces Protesters On Kauai - Video - KITV Honolulu'

The link:

Message from John:  KITV Video saying there were only 12 protesters on Monday evening blocking HSF, when Honolulu Advertiser says there were 65 in the water as kyakers, surfers, and others.

With this in mind, friends, be very wary of what you believe in today's world of "news" coverage....whomever is paying advertising dollars to the corporate media station gets the gravy train of news, and it is likely bent to the advertiser's side.  Sometimes, we can catch the exageration or misinformation.... Call them and tell them you see the truth, and invite them to come clean.  If enough people call, something's going to happen to open this up further.