Leaving aside the chilling, deeply disturbing, deeply undemocratic 1984-ness of recording protesters at events (London police do it too, most recently at the student fees protests), let's focus on mainstream media coverage of the event.
Oh wait. There wasn't any. Well, that isn't strictly true. There was coverage from many alternative media organizations, such as Truth-Out and Democracy Now!, and from small papers (you can see this if you google...i.e. Ozarksfirst.com). And to their credit, CNN ran a small story online (though of course focused on the 'arrests!' part rather than the 'veterans for peace' part).
But the New York Times? Nada. The L.A. Times? Nope. Wall Street Journal? No. Washington Post? Decidedly not. Fox News? Hahaha. No.
This speaks to two facts:
1. We must protect the rights of non-mainstream (read: non-corporate/government handmaiden) news organizations to report the actual news. They're the only ones doing it these days. (And they need a neutral net to do it).
2. We must not support, purchase, or lend credence to non-credible corporate media. Mainstream media, particularly the New York Times and Fox News, are not credible. They should not be sources for serious citizens seeking serious, truthful news. As long as we allow corporate media to spoon-feed us our news, we will continue to be an ever more ill-informed Junk Citizenry.