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October 5, 2011
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More evidence supporting the argument that mainstream media bias is not so much either right or left, but rather pro-establishment. What do you think? Is this what you should expect from a reporter?

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  1. Christopher "Raccoon" Brinegar permalink
    October 12, 2011 5:36 am

    So, in the news-clip linked there, she says that the Wall Street bailout actually “made money for American taxpayers.” However, she fails to qualify this statement with any sort of explaination: HOW did it make money? What was the cash-flow that she’s referring to? I need to go look that up…

    Also, I notice that CNN obviously doesn’t have anyone who understands how anarchist-movements organize themselves. The sort of behavior that this protest has gone through is the same as that of organizations like Food Not Bombs: it doesn’t have a root, it doesn’t have a stated set of goals, the structure it works on is the kind that could be singing hippie-songs around a bonfire one night, and turning the stock-exchange into one the next. They need to be taking this more seriously and actually look for stories instead of making cheap jokes.

  2. October 14, 2011 2:53 pm

    What ever happened to the good old protest spirit of America? On a serious note, this is the type of shoddy “reporting” that boils my blood. She demeans the value of a very serious attempt to protest. She pigeonholes the people into the “left wing radical” stereotype while evoking close-minded comparisons to perhaps the most “out there” section of the past hippy movement. I’m glad that people called her out on it, although I doubt the sincerity of her regret. That just sounds like a PR band-aid.

    I’ve always been exposed to the idea that media bias is either left wing or right wing. But pro-establishment? That’s an interesting concept and when I think about it, it actually might make more sense. Maybe that’s why the media failed to cover the Occupy movement until the 700 arrests were made.

  3. Adrienne David permalink
    October 26, 2011 5:33 pm

    I’m going to be straight forward here and say that was really stupid. I think that if that information written on her post is true, that she should be punished. That’s not something that anyone should post on Twitter or any other social network. All in all, that was really irresponsible and immature for a “mother of two.”

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