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Forum Post: Even from the Left, all you've got is Corporate Media

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 12, 2012, 8:57 a.m. EST by myows (133)
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Yesterday there was an impressive rally in Philly. Police estimate 35,000 union workers were there. Do you think you can find a story on this today, even over at the Huffington Post? You really need to go searching for this story on the web to find anything at all and forget about seeing anything on TV. Fer crissakes you've got to go to youtube to see anything on this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj48mbnhqOI

Very frustrating, makes me feel that the Koch brothers have the whole media bought off on this subject.

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[-] 2 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 2 years ago

Huff Post has become nothing more than MSM, since Arianna Huffington sold out. Even when she owned it, the site was mainly liberal news, not really good news.

For what I consider fairly balanced news you may want to check this site: http://socialistworker.org/ Here is a link to the Communist Party news site: http://www.cpusa.org/ The only real problem with these sites is they are limited in space and not updated as frequently as the MSM sites. Still, you won't the slavish devotion to the American politicos on the socialist and communist sites that completely distorts and filters news on the MSM sites.

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[-] 2 points by DebtNEUTRALITY (23) 2 years ago

My FoxPhilly covered the story. http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/19255357/union-members-rally-in-philadelphia

NBC Philly also covered the rally http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Union-Workers-Rally-in-Philly/165870676. However, it may not have made national headlines, possibly because of the Olympics and Romney's pick for VP had just been announced.

Now there is an angle, was Romney's pick timed to divert attention away from this rally?

[-] 1 points by myows (133) 2 years ago

"Now there is an angle, was Romney's pick timed to divert attention away from this rally?"

That's funny you say that. The chairman of the DNC spoke at the rally and she actually mentioned that very point. I'm trying to remember what day of the week past vice pres candidates have been announced because Saturday morning seems like a weird time to me.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

The media is going to report on things that the most people want to hear about so they get the most people to watch/read. With the Olympics, Syria, elections, mass shootings, the Mars rover, etc all going on right now the public probably just is not that interested in a union rally in Philly.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITY (23) 2 years ago

I disagree, Romney dominated the news coverage on what is generally considered a slow news day. I look at it this way. If Romney didn't know there was a huge Union Rally going on, then he just confirms how out of touch he is with main street.

If Romney did know that there was a Union Rally going on, and went ahead and hogged the Saturday news anyways, then he's kind of a jerk.

[-] 2 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

It is not that Romney didn't care, though I doubt ANY politicians really cared, it is that the public really doesn't care so the news organizations are not going to report about it. I am sure more people are interested about the things I listed above by a long shot than a union rally. Both of my parents are in AFSCME and I guarantee they had no idea about it.

Sad to say, but I bet more people cared about Kim and Kanye going to Six Flags over the weekend than about a union rally. It is sad for sure but it is hard to fault a news company for catering to their customers.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27763) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

What is sad is the Kardashians get media coverage and real world issues do not. This is a Reality starved nation - the media aint presenting it because it is not in the medias best interest. ( MSM = corpoRAT )

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

where's this union rally

[-] 0 points by DebtNEUTRALITY (23) 2 years ago

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Union-Workers-Rally-in-Philly/165870676

Philadelphia. More importantly, it's the amount of people, 44,000 and that they came from all over the country.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

I checked the front page here and couldn't find it thanks

[-] 0 points by DebtNEUTRALITY (23) 2 years ago

Are you saying the link did not work for you? The link has both a video and print feed as well.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

correct

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITY (23) 2 years ago

It did not work for me either. Try this one instead. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Union-Workers-Rally-in-Philly/165870676

It looks like there is a period at the end of the first link that is part of the link and should not be, sorry. I'll go remove that now.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

NBC needs to know

The news flipped to a new page after running which also makes that link undesirable

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

thanks

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

my computer can't read that station

[-] 1 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 2 years ago

Well good luck to you and your union but I still think you need to do away with Trumka and quit associating with those sleazy democrats. All they seem to do is funnel money and votes to a party that threw the labor movement overboard 30yrs ago.

[-] 0 points by DebtNEUTRALITY (23) 2 years ago

I agree, the unions need to stop selling their votes to either political party. However, in exchange for that agreement, the corporate pacs have to tone way down as well.

[-] 1 points by Cocreator (306) 2 years ago

Citizens Arrest Committee, Citizens Audit Committee,since all government and corporations are in cahoots we have to have an independent review..

[-] 0 points by myows (133) 2 years ago

wow, 2 days after the event HUFFPO comes out with a story on it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/13/labor-unions-second-bill-of-rights_n_1773882.html

but if some starlette's tit pops out of her shirt, they're all over that within 5 minutes. Gotta laugh.