The Democracy Spring movement is growing. But you wouldn’t know it by watching mainstream media.

After more than 400 people were arrested in front of Congress on Monday for protesting U.S. campaign finance laws, cable television news channels like MSNBC and Fox News dedicated fewer than 30 seconds of coverage to the dissent, The Intercept reports. CNN did not provide any daytime broadcast coverage.

On social media, where the action got over 136,000 tweets, it’s a different story.

Cenk Uygur, host of “The Young Turks” and one of the people arrested Monday, has a theory on why traditional media did not cover the protest.

“Part of the problem is … we did it right, and the cops thanked us for being so peaceful and doing civil disobedience right,” he explained. “The problem was it didn’t bleed … If it doesn’t bleed, it doesn’t lead. That is an implicit way the media encourages violence.”

—Posted by Eric Ortiz

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