Local media on teaparty protests
A letter to the editor challenged the local paper's ignoring the "tea party" protests, and the newspaper responded: "As a general rule the Star does not cover protests. There are exceptions, but we make those decisions based on the uniqueness of the event, the anticipated turnout and the resources we have available."
In other words, they don't cover protests, except when they do. E.g.,
"Rosemont Mine Protest in Downtown Tucson Ends" -- that was a big one. "About 30 protesters gathered Downtown Tuesday morning to demonstrate against development of the Rosemont mine ended after about an hour."
"300 'join hands' to protest school cuts" (There were four articles on these protests).