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Media Bias

© Keith Tucker

The protests are spreading. You can see if there is one near you at this site.

UPDATE: Photos from Occupy Wall Street.



  1. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    Thought this was cool.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Permalink
  2. PatriotSGT wrote:

    That is very cool 1032.
    I wonder if any are the vulgar rough and tumble new marines you were upset about in a previous post?

    What this movement needs is public awareness about what its about. The message either isn’t clear or isn’t getting out. If it’s against the abuses of wall st and how NOT ONE banker has been brought before a court or fined or even scolded by this administration or the last (altough they did receive handsome bonuses from the taxpayers)then the message needs to get out. They should invite the original tea party and then the news coverage will grow. If I wasn’t still a serving member of the military I would go in my Dress Blues or Greens, but as such i’m prohibited.

    Please somebody summize what this thing is all about, on TV they just show a bunch of people dressed up like Zombies walking around. And dumb it down for me cause you all know I’m a little slow.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    1032, that is great. I posted it as a new article. Thanks.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink
  4. Dan wrote:

    The New York Times (of all newspapers) is hardly covering this story. Not a single front page story. It’s a sad day when the New York Post does more relevant reporting than the Times.

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
  5. Dan, the NYTimes is the national paper of record (well, sans the financial section: that’s usually seen as being the Wall Street Journal’s prerogative). I suspect that the NYTimes doesn’t want to give what is still a relatively small demonstration (compared to, say, the Civil Rights Era) excessive credence, so it’s failing as a local paper for NYC because of its perception of itself as a paper for the US.

    Of course, these days, when I teach about a “national paper of record” most of my students say “huh?”. And I would concur with the reasons behind that ignorance. It’s not like only one or two papers get overseas anymore to tell our story to the world. And if the NYTimes is failing to do it’s job by NY City, then good for the Post.

    (I’ve gotten tired of the Times attitude lately, very tired indeed. And by the paywall. That’s annoying.)

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 8:11 am | Permalink
  6. Dan wrote:

    Thought Dancer, that sounds like a reasonable argument, but I don’t think the numbers add up in this case. I’ve been reading the NYT daily for a year now (got gifted a subscription), and many more, much more mundane events are covered on a daily basis.

    Of course my memory may not be entirely accurate, but from what I’ve been exposed to daily in the Times, I would have expected the protests to be covered. Perhaps I’m wrong.

    But are you saying that if the Occupy Wall Street protests don’t reach Civil Rights era magnitude, there will be no proper *record* of it?? That sounds very strange indeed.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
  7. Dan wrote:

    Finally, today made front page.

    As an aside: the few stories on OWS that did make the backwaters of the Times in the last month were negative and confused. The protest didn’t fit the usual mold, so the fools don’t know what to do with it.

    After hearing accusations that the Times represents the liberal end of the spectrum, I can now reliably say that I’ve learned that the NYTimes is not truly liberal. Most of the paper is at the level of David Brookes’ bullshit “common sense wisdom”, with a few Krugman pieces thrown in. In the sense that the Times is not crazy like the WSJ, yeah, it’s ‘liberal’.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 5:38 am | Permalink