Correction: 400,000 Strong! So, Where Was the US Media?

First off, a correction on my tweet on Sunday where I mentioned Amy Goodman's first hand estimate that morning of about 100,000 people participating in the Peoples Climate March that day. More recent estimates shared by her own Democracy Now and other independent news sources come closer to 400,000 - the largest turnout for any public protest in the US in many years. 

Now I must confess that I don't spend a lot of time following mainstream news media these days - I quickly tire of the (in my view) undeserved sensationalism of so much of its focus. So I'm probably not the definitive source for judging this, but from what I've been able to gather, there's been very little coverage this week of one of the biggest environmental and political events in US history - a groundbreaking achievement in the country that has probably been doing the least among developed nations for responding to climate change and the most for keeping the corporate energy giants' agenda alive and well. 
Here are some examples I was able to find without a whole lot of effort. And I'm sure fellow progressives and probably most liberally minded folk will notice that I've ignored the Fox News/Clear Channel contingent, sticking instead to what that voice of the Right would call prime examples of "the liberal media." So, with that in mind, consider this:
- CNN's Morning Show the following day never even mentioned the event. Not a word.
- At at least one point in the next 24 hours, another talking head on the network threw out the figure of "about 10,000" participants in the march. 
- The NY Times (which is, after all, based in about the best location for observing the scene) avoided any dramatic headlines, but did cover the event with a short article and a collection 13 photos. They also gave a more realistic crowd estimate than CNN - just over 300,000 - but buried it in paragraph 8 of the article. And as for the photos, well, judge for yourself here: (Am I missing something, or do most of these shots not look like they were taken either before the masses arrived or after most of them had gone home?)  
And before I rest my case on that one, be sure to first catch at least a glimpse of DN's firsthand recap, aired on Monday morning: Here you'll see the kind of great coverage and shots of the crowd from numerous vantage points that any reputable news outlet should have given to an event whose attendance came close to rivaling the original Woodstock Festival - and that most of the American public probably never even saw.