modernmalaise:

funkyfest:

jayrosen:

Why NPR won’t give air time to the Occupy Wall Street protests in lower Manhattan.
No crowds, celebrities, mayhem or clear demands? No coverage. 
From the NPR ombudsman’s blog: 

NPR hasn’t aired a story on the “Occupy Wall Street” protest — now entering its second week — but several of you aired your concerns about the lack of coverage, and Ralph Nader called to say NPR is ignoring the left.. We asked the newsroom to explain their editorial decision. Executive editor for news Dick Meyer came back: “The recent protests on Wall Street did not involve large numbers of people, prominent people, a great disruption or an especially clear objective.”

Here we have an answer about priorities at NPR that people can argue with. That’s good. That’s transparency.
Prominent people, huh? As opposed to young people giving up their lives to sleep outside in rain, filth and noise and perhaps get maced to make a political statement about accountability on Wall Street…
Disruption? And that differs from an invitation to mayhem how… exactly?
Dick Meyer’s statement should be a widget. Meaning: NPR should keep a rolling list of candidate-for-coverage stories that it is not covering with an explanation for why it is not covering them, and then place it around npr.org as a sidebar. 

I think I hate ~the liberal media~ just as much as republicans do. But fuck them, too.

I give up. I’ll never forget last Wednesday when I turned on NPR only to discover that they weren’t even fucking mentioning Troy Davis. Democracy Now! is seriously the only source I can always count on. Amy Goodman puts NPR to shame.

modernmalaise:

funkyfest:

jayrosen:

Why NPR won’t give air time to the Occupy Wall Street protests in lower Manhattan.

No crowds, celebrities, mayhem or clear demands? No coverage. 

From the NPR ombudsman’s blog: 

NPR hasn’t aired a story on the “Occupy Wall Street” protest — now entering its second week — but several of you aired your concerns about the lack of coverage, and Ralph Nader called to say NPR is ignoring the left.. We asked the newsroom to explain their editorial decision. Executive editor for news Dick Meyer came back: “The recent protests on Wall Street did not involve large numbers of people, prominent people, a great disruption or an especially clear objective.”

Here we have an answer about priorities at NPR that people can argue with. That’s good. That’s transparency.

Prominent people, huh? As opposed to young people giving up their lives to sleep outside in rain, filth and noise and perhaps get maced to make a political statement about accountability on Wall Street…

Disruption? And that differs from an invitation to mayhem how… exactly?

Dick Meyer’s statement should be a widget. Meaning: NPR should keep a rolling list of candidate-for-coverage stories that it is not covering with an explanation for why it is not covering them, and then place it around npr.org as a sidebar. 

I think I hate ~the liberal media~ just as much as republicans do. But fuck them, too.

I give up. I’ll never forget last Wednesday when I turned on NPR only to discover that they weren’t even fucking mentioning Troy Davis. Democracy Now! is seriously the only source I can always count on. Amy Goodman puts NPR to shame.

rosinhabela:

My name is Kelly Schomburg, I’m the girl with the red hair in these pictures. I was protesting at the Occupy Wall Street march yesterday when I and several other women were sprayed with mace and subsequently arrested. Many have already seen the video, which has been spreading like wildfire over twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and other video feeds, along with hundreds of other photos and videos. This is my recount of what happened.

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