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If anyone doubts that corporations control our media — either on purpose or by neglect — Keith Olbermann points out the hypocrisy of the almost complete lack of coverage of the “Occupy Wall Street” protests. These protests have been going on in New York, and yet even the local newspapers (including the New York Times) are ignoring them.

Of course, if a Tea Party group decided to stage a protest on Wall Street, it would be front page news across the nation.



  1. Jeff wrote:

    Glenn Beck covered this for five minutes on the radio yesterday. His point was the same, about no major news organizations covering this, but he turned it into a liberal conspiracy, as usual.

    I think it’s impressive that so many people have been congregated on Wall St, that there has been a protest going on this long, and hardly anybody even knows it’s happening.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:51 am | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    Why the mystery?
    I propose a slightly different interpretation. First of all, what Wall Street protests? Point number one made. They need a public affairs office if they want to get recognized and that leads me to a 2nd point. It’s not news. Liberals despise Wall Street as much as the Tea Party so there’s no disagreement. Matter of fact outside of the financial sector and Washington DC everybody hates Wall Street, but they own both locations. My final point is if it was the Tea Party protesting, then yes the Liberal media would be there to film it, waiting for something to happen to further denounce them. They’re newsmakers and consequently money makers for people like Olbermann. No drama, no news.
    So if you’re talking about the corporations that put out the news then you are exactly right, they own the media and need to make money, no news makes no money. No right/left controversy = no news = no coverage. They should have invited the Tea Party, which would have been news. They could have built a fire, sung kumbaya and made smores and maybe finally agreed on something.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:52 am | Permalink
  3. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    Allegedly the Tea Party is about smaller government. Why would they despise Wall Street?

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 11:46 am | Permalink
  4. Dan wrote:

    Seriously PatSgt? Typical right wring response to any injustice– It’s the left’s fault.

    Here is another one you won’t hear about.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Permalink
  5. PatriotSGT wrote:

    1032 – Your right, the Tea Party was adamently against the government bailout of WallStreet. Now I understand thats how they started before being highjacked, but originally thats what got the organizers started under Bush’s term.

    Dan – its not the left’s fault, and I hope I did’nt mistakenly convey that. How is the left media or right for that matter not covering the issue the lefts fault? What I hoped to imply is that it is apparently not sexy enough for the mainstream media and if they had invited the Tea Party and let them protest the bail outs maybe they could have gotten some press. And by the way I like that link.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Permalink
  6. Dan wrote:

    “yes the Liberal media would be there to film it, waiting for something to happen to further denounce them.”

    Guess I must have read something into that that wasn’t there, I’ve seen Fox (liberal media?)show an empty field that a TEA protest had happened on (I think it was 20 or so people). When you have a corporate sponsor you will get coverage.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
  7. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    The Tea Party is adamantly against the government itself, not Wall Street. If I understood you correctly, I could make an argument using your logic that the Tea Party despises American auto makers.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
  8. PatriotSGT wrote:

    1032 – Well thats probably half correct in fact checker lingo. They are not against all of wall street, just the ones who took bailouts. So they’d probably be against GM as well, but not Ford. And remember this is before they were highjacked by big money corps. I have no clew what they are now, but I’d be willing to bet there are still some true originals out there in the wilderness.
    Dan – I was mystified when I didn’t see anything on MSNBC about it. I would expect not to see Fox airing it and I didn’t find anything on CNN but a minor mention either. They all seem to be focused on politics not policy at the moment, which kind of emphasizes IK’s point of corporate owned cable news.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Permalink
  9. Patricia wrote:

    Thanks for the link Dan — That is the real reason for the non-existence of real choices in governance — everything else is just personal hobby horses and we all ride off a cliff at our own idiocyncratic pace.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  10. Exceptionally well executed blog..

    Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Permalink