Saturday, July 07, 2012
The Corporate Media Occupies a News Blackout
*Tom Cruise may or may not be getting divorced.
*They held another hot dog eating contest at Coney Island on July 4.
*Hundreds of revolutionaries me at the Occupy National Gathering from June 30 at July 4 in Philadelphia
Which of the above garnered the least media coverage?
The American corporate media has utilized its entire arsenal in dealing with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS). In roughly this order: It was ignored, treated as a curiosity, and then out came the big guns. Occupiers have been portrayed as drug addicts, rapists, selfish, lazy, unwashed, and inevitably: terrorists.
These days, the media tactic of choice is a implicit news blackout…with the occasional derisive obituary thrown in for good measure.
One of my recent OWS photos:
Locked out Con Edison workers/OWS rally at the home of Con Ed CEOShare