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Summary: "Keith Olbermann and author Will Bunch, senior writer, Philadelphia Daily News, call out the New York Times and other mainstream outlets for failing to cover the Wall Street protests that began on September 17. Comparing their social media strategy to that of the Arab Spring, Bunch hopes that the protesters - promoted on Twitter and by the magazine 'Adbusters' and other alternative news sources - refine their goals to appeal to a broader audience."

Keith Olbermann talks with Will Bunch about media silence on the Wall Street protests, 09/22/11. (photo: Justin Stephens/Current TV)
Keith Olbermann talks with Will Bunch about media silence on the Wall Street protests, 09/22/11. (photo: Justin Stephens/Current TV)

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Occupy Wall Street: Take the Bull by the Horns

 

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+21 # fredboy 2011-09-22 08:34
Mainstream media is failing us all over the US. Newspapers, in particular, are so politically slanted that they often take sides and refuse to share objective, full coverage. From Florida to Vermont, citizens are ditching these twisted, distorted media and resorting to e-mail campaigns, etc. It's a huge story...but the media will never cover (aka admit) it.
 
 
+16 # mjnk 2011-09-22 09:30
Get 10 Tea Pertiers together and all the networks would cover it like a major event. You betcha!
 
 
+9 # PGreen 2011-09-22 10:15
I've noticed the brownout on the WS demonstration coverage. The Daily Hampshire Gazette carried the AP story, which wasn't very sympathetic, but at least wasn't openly hostile-- but most news outlets never even got that far. RSN should be commended for highlighting this event. The media coverage is a good example of news bias, as described so well by Chomsky/Herman (not unusual as such bias is continuously being applied), revealed here in a more obvious sense.
A friend of mine succinctly remarked about Klugman's piece, "Free to Die," that at least the debate is out in the open. "Before it was tacit." What we see here is an exposure of media bias. The emperor has no clothes, and the bias is no longer tacit.
Keep up the good work, RSN.
 
 
+5 # abby in N.H. 2011-09-22 11:54
the MSM isn't covering this event and it makes me very angry. Without a free press we have no freedom. I say follow the money....they have been given the riot act to keep silient. Thank goodness for RSN and all the others that keep telling the truth.
 
 
+3 # X Dane 2011-09-22 22:01
Abby, I am VERY FRUSTRATED too, but you MUST realize that the media is OWNED by the right wing, like Fix news. Big corporations like GE, own NBC and MSNBC, and Disney owns ABC.
Comcast owns Current and Olberman.

I wonder how long they give him free reign?
And I am also puzzled that Rachel Maddow gets away with reporting on a number of the issues, she covers, such as The K street place inhabited by a lot of congressmen,... ...at rediculously low rent.
Still it would seem that Rachel is NOT allowed to talk about the Wall street protesteres, and neither is Lawrence, Chris, Ed or any of the rest of the people.
 
 
0 # Regina 2011-09-23 07:14
Who owns the papers, TV stations, and other "outlets" -- and do we ever get "news"? We get what the powers want us to get, and nothing that discloses their hand on the scale of "balance."
 
 
+8 # DurangoKid 2011-09-22 14:24
The Tea Party is funded by billionares. What more do you need to know?
 

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