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Wall Street Protests... "Blackout"

While main stream media seems to have blacked this "stay on the ground" protest, people are staying the course. While it is amazing that anything that really is for the little guy get's pushed under the rug by big media newspapers and word of mouth push things around. Yahoo actually blocked emails about the Wall Street Protests. Police have been out right WRONG on these people. Just like back during the Illegal Bush invasion of Iraq apprx 2 million people marched in protest but it was blocked out, this protest is following the same trend.

But when a couple people with tea bags on their heads show up all the media shows up. Like in the Wisconsin protest, the media was almost no - where. But any ralley where the tea party goes it follows like a dog in heat.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/wall-street-protests-continue-with-at-least-5-arrested/

http://www.suite101.com/news/occupy-wall-street-celebrities-and-heroes-at-liberty-plaza-nyc-a390235

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/276-74/7524-focus-big-media-blacks-out-wall-street-protests

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  • laker1963laker1963 Posts: 5,046
    Just ask Ron Paul about the mainstream media. People are just starting to wake up to the fact that the mainstream media is intended to push the message that the powers that be wish. If you want NEWS... you have to go look for it. If you are comfortable with watching your evening news and feel that you are well informed... you're WRONG!
  • News media is just plan entertainment and fear stories.

    Has anyone here found a good news site. Not a left, right, or any other way. Just the news as it really is? I would love to find that site. One that could be trusted to just research facts and tell them no matter how "dirty" it may be.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rossdavey2:
    News media is just plan entertainment and fear stories.

    Has anyone here found a good news site. Not a left, right, or any other way. Just the news as it really is? I would love to find that site. One that could be trusted to just research facts and tell them no matter how "dirty" it may be.
    In other words, The Holy Grail of Journalism. Wouldn't that be great?
    WARNING:  The above post may contain thoughts or ideas known to the State of Caliphornia to cause seething rage, confusion, distemper, nausea, perspiration, sphincter release, or cranial implosion to persons who implicitly trust only one news source, or find themselves at either the left or right political extreme.  Proceed at your own risk.  

    "There is nothing so in need of reforming as someone else's bad habits."   Mark Twain
  • JonathanEJonathanE Posts: 401
    rossdavey2:
    News media is just plan entertainment and fear stories.

    Has anyone here found a good news site. Not a left, right, or any other way. Just the news as it really is? I would love to find that site. One that could be trusted to just research facts and tell them no matter how "dirty" it may be.
    +1 to the question! I'd love to know where I could get some reliable information.

  • wwesternwwestern Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭
    I enjoy campaign for liberty for alot of my politics and for the rest I use google and just try to wade through the bullshit.
  • laker1963laker1963 Posts: 5,046
    wwestern:
    I enjoy campaign for liberty for alot of my politics and for the rest I use google and just try to wade through the bullshit.
    Same here. I try to get my news from many different sources and the internet and try to wade through the crap. If a story basically appears in the same fashion in many different news sources I give it a higher level of believability.
  • wwesternwwestern Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭
    Also I do everything I can to avoid fox or msnbc, which isn't easy because I like my news to skew to my views, but it's hard to form an informed opinion without the factual information.
  • CAcigarguy007CAcigarguy007 Posts: 690 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I tend to like the news casts on PBS and other public access stations. They can be a bit productionally rough but there is not a bunch of crap and fluff pieces. Local news is only good for local events (which will be in the first 5 min) and the rest of the big networks are nothing but political propagandizeation machines which have been all but consolidated to the point of communist broadcasts; that is unless you like talking political heads who just like to get people talking for the sake of ratings by being divisive and antagonistic without much regard to substance and merit of newsworthiness. I agree that one must "seek out" much of the relevant and prudent information and it can be tiresome/irritating sifting through the dregs of so called "news". It is quite sad when we hear about celebrity news when a war has broken out somewhere or mass famine/death/destruction takes a backseat to some idiotic fluff piece. Makes me sick, people know more about celebrities and dumb shows than about American history, our present status, and world events. It's all part of dumbing us down I guess . People must watch it though or else they'd put something else on. Then again, if you change the channel, chances are they own that one too! ~007out!
  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    rossdavey2:
    News media is just plan entertainment and fear stories.

    Has anyone here found a good news site. Not a left, right, or any other way. Just the news as it really is? I would love to find that site. One that could be trusted to just research facts and tell them no matter how "dirty" it may be.
    I like drudgereport.com, as far as I can tell, they do not have any kind of bias.
  • I've been told by a good friend who keeps up to date on current events that the Christian Science Monitor is objective. I have not taken the time to check it out, but it may be worth a look. http://www.csmonitor.com/
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,826 ✭✭✭
    starting to gain a little mainstream attention.....the news congrolmerates are trying as they might to dismiss it as a few uninformed crazy yuppies or people with no real ideas or direction------which means its probably something to take a serious look at.
  • beatnicbeatnic Posts: 4,133
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  • beatnic:
    They haven't gotten any attention because they have no coherent message. They are all over the page. Most of these folks are the anarchists that show up at G8 conventions and stuff. They are protesting the very institutions that their government has helped. Backasswards. I also noted that they are all white and young. Oh, and dirty. And the missing liberal media? Well, they like to stage their own news events. Go figure. LOL
    Yeah, I get a kick out of the articles about this protest. It really does seem like a bunch of whiners that know their life sucks, but they don't know a) why it sucks, or b) what steps to rectify the situation. They have vague desires like "eliminate greed!" and "get rid of social injustice!". How exactly do you want to accomplish this? What action items are you looking for?
  • VulchorVulchor FloridaPosts: 4,826 ✭✭✭
    My vote is for violence if needed and knocking out these motherf*cking rich millionares and billionares than run the world and want everyone else to shut up about it-----any other country there would be some killings of families and uprising by the general population-------but our country continues to beleive the B.S. about it being about race, religion, rights, morals, ect. when all it really is is the haves doing the dam*dest to keep the have not's staying that way. Spare me the idea of hard work and production too, I know there is people who got their money that way.....but when the time comes that you make 300 million dollars a year--ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I know, Im a socialist pig.....F*ck it-----------------------Pardon the militantcy tonight, been a real rough freakin day.
  • KriegKrieg Posts: 5,092 ✭✭✭
    700 protesters were arrested last weekend, 695 of them didn't know what they were protesting.
  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    I think the thing I find most funny, is that while they're protesting corporate greed, you can see plenty of footage of these kids tapping away on their smartphones, wearing name-brand clothes, pitching manufactured tents . . . but yeah, those evil corporations needs to be brought down.

    EDIT - news tonight is that MoveOn.org and the Labor Unions are joining in. Is it irony or hypocrisy that one corporate megalith is protesting against another corporate megalith?

  • stephen_hannibalstephen_hannibal Posts: 4,317
    Man this is like a modern era hippy movement.
    I'm reminded of that episode of south park when Cartman tries to save the town from hippies.
    All these people want is to feel important while getting high and listening to crunchy tunes LOL

  • xmacroxmacro Posts: 3,402
    ^ Indeed. This is what we need right now:

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  • fla-gypsyfla-gypsy Posts: 3,024 ✭✭
    Krieg:
    700 protesters were arrested last weekend, 695 of them didn't know what they were protesting.
    Now thats funny!
  • HeavyHeavy Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭
    fla-gypsy:
    Krieg:
    700 protesters were arrested last weekend, 695 of them didn't know what they were protesting.
    Now thats funny!
    Sounds like a joke, but have you seen some of the interviews they've done with some of those retards?? Seriously, they truly don't know what they're protesting. They just feel good about being there, have met some 'cool' people etc. Those are the responses I've heard anyway.
  • stephen_hannibalstephen_hannibal Posts: 4,317
    I have no respect for the occupy wallstreet crowd directionless, mindless, hipsters.
    But the stuff I've seen coming out of occupy DC is a different story. They at least have a goal in mind.

  • fla-gypsyfla-gypsy Posts: 3,024 ✭✭
    Heavy:
    fla-gypsy:
    Krieg:
    700 protesters were arrested last weekend, 695 of them didn't know what they were protesting.
    Now thats funny!
    Sounds like a joke, but have you seen some of the interviews they've done with some of those retards?? Seriously, they truly don't know what they're protesting. They just feel good about being there, have met some 'cool' people etc. Those are the responses I've heard anyway.
    No I didn't think it was a joke, I believe they are retards, just found that humorous. I heard an interview on the radio with one of them. Confirmed my suspicions
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