I think that some in the media “get it” when it comes to OWS. However, there is a majority in the media that identify more with the one per cent than the ninety-nine percent. One case I can recall immediately is CNN’s Erin Burnette who KO mentions in his commentary.
Keith Olbermann blasted the mainstream media on his show Wednesday night for being either “too corrupt or too dense” to understand the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.
Numerous media outlets repeated the criticism that the protest had no specific purpose or demands.
Fox News host Charles Gasparino called the protest “idiotic” and CNN anchor Erin Burnett mocked the demonstration in her debut. The New York Times had described the protest as a “noble but fractured and airy movement of rightly frustrated young people” whose purpose was “virtually impossible to decipher.”
“Here is what Occupy Wall Street says and wants,” Olbermann said.
He then read the “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City.” The declaration was approved by the New York City General Assembly, the decision-making body for the “Occupy Wall Street” protest, at the end of September.
Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, HERE…
- WATCH: Olbermann Tears Into Media Over Occupy Wall Street (huffingtonpost.com)
- Matt Taibbi: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ can spark movement, motivate change (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- NYC Students Stage Walkouts in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Keith Olbermann On The Arrest of 700 OccupyWallStreet Protesters (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Media Decoder Blog: Coverage Grows for Wall Street Protest (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
- 34 Portraits Of People Occupying Wall Street (buzzfeed.com)
- Blackout? No. The evolution of media coverage at #OccupyWallStreet (nextlevelofnews.com)
- Erin Burnett’s New Show Getting Brutal Response After Her Mockery Of Occupy Wall Street (businessinsider.com)