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Forum Post: Occupy Corporate Media! Occupy Movement Storms Gingrich Event on LIVE TV

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 22, 2011, 11:13 a.m. EST by fucorporatemedia (451)
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Unlike the first protester who violently rushed the podium until he was forcefully restrained, the second group of two demonstrators peacefully stood behind Newt Gingrich, clapping and chanting, “Put people first.” The former Speaker, unable to do anything but stand with his head spun around, watching and listening to the chanting young men, waited almost a full minute for his three-man security detail to return and escort the two vocal protesters out the same doorway the first exited by.

At that moment, CNBC cut away. http://getsmartnews.com/news/317468



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[-] 1 points by betuadollar (-313) 12 years ago

Oh come on... you're gonna give the old guy a heart attack.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

Newt has a heart? Who knew...

[-] 0 points by betuadollar (-313) 12 years ago

haha... yea, you've got a point.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 12 years ago

Good example of running interference with the media controlled narrative. The narrative voice of the protesters, not that I'm really complaining (I love what they did), only thinking it could have been a great chance to attack lobbying. "Stop the lobbying, put people first", but still a great effort no matter what. Occupy sorely needs more of this sort of thing.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

yes yes yes!!!

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 12 years ago

si! si! si!

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

Occupy TV stations- How do we make this happen again?

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 12 years ago

Air commercials. Lol.

No, the only way to get airtime is to follow candidates and include yourself in the audience (essentially sneak in), otherwise, they would never let you in. Though, we could certainly stage protests outside the media stations, esp, Fox.

Official airtime on major news outlets. Longshot, no name recognition in OWS. They don't have a Sarah Palin-ish figure to serve as a media darling. All the networks really care about is popularity and ratings.

Ambush is the only real option.

[-] 2 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

yes, Ambush is a good option.

Also Occupy can just move camp to the TV stations, surround them with signs speaking the truth, demanding accountability, speakers from the 99% and their stories about foreclosures, pensions, homeless veterans...make them uncomfortable being the enablers of the 1%

In Egypt, this worked. Reporters started changing their minds when they met the real people on the street and realized what they were participating in.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 12 years ago

A camp wouldn't last. Broadly, they need to mobilize big marches or assemblies, not unlike an army presence, against whatever they want to protest, including media stations; specifically, for media disruptions of candidates and the like, they need to adapt guerrilla tactics. Hit and Run.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

An Occupy camp at the TV stations could last...it would certainly be fun trying...and driving the enablers crazy in the process...

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 12 years ago

Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.

~Sun Tzu, Art of War.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

nice quote!

Their strategy is definitely just lie lie lie on the corporate media. Hit and run attacks on the media sounds good to me!!

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 12 years ago

Why do they work so hard to make OWS insignificant? Answer. To protect their reputation. So OWS needs to attack their reputation at every chance.

Why does OWS work so hard to remain leaderless? Answer. To protect from being co-opted, in other words, they don't want to elect a leader who can sell them out. The enemy knows this and attacks the this strategy at every chance, calls them disorganized, unclear, bunch of whiny kids, etc.

Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness: how? what are they truly unprepared for? Where have they taken no precautions?

I think they missed a couple of grand opportunities already for media exposure to work to their advantage and send a message to the elites. Ex., Penn State was one. After all, isn't Occupy starkly against the rich and powerful not being held accountable to the laws of the land like the rest of us, i.e., Wall Street.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

yes, there have been many missed opportunities, but so many still lie ahead...

They are very very worried which is why they send so many posters to this board.

I have noticed that the paid protesters are very against any attempt to talk or convince the police to switch sides... so I am thinking they are extremely afraid of that tactic...it must be working...

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 12 years ago

Of course, OWS has accomplished a whole, whole lot in a short time, and I think the enemy is truly back on their heels and scared of what comes next. I'm discussing my disappointment more in the spirit of constructive criticism, learning, and looking for new opportunities.

Probably, I mean it makes sense right, the police are the buffer between the 1% and they wouldn't want to lose that buffer. Looking forward to this spring.

[-] 1 points by MsStacy (1035) 12 years ago

There are two ways to look at that. The first protestor of course would scare most viewers and he fits that wild eyed crazy stereotype the media loves. The other two just seemed rude to stand and shout. I found myself feeling uncomfortable for Gingrich, almost sorry for him, and I don't particularly like him.

If you hate Gingrich you'll love the action and the video. But you don't need to demonstrate to attract those, you have them already. If you like him you won't change. What about those that don't know him , the ones in the middle that could be influenced? Nice to ruffle Gingrich a little, but if people walk away feeling he handled it well or empathize with him at all then the protest was a failure.

[-] 4 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

The article was written to make you feel sorry for Gingrich, the author appears to be an asshole.

BUT the reason I posted it was to get the idea out there, we need to Occupy the Corporate media, not by creating our own media on the net(we already have that) but by going to the TV stations (preferably when they are live) and demanding they tell the truth.

The just go on creating their reality on our public airwaves. The lack of a free press is THE way that we got to this point. The fascists know how important it is to control the propaganda, the Occupy movement needs to understand this as well.

WE need to take back our public airwaves and stop the propaganda. Their license is based on the idea that they are to serve the public interest, and clearly they do not.

[-] 1 points by MsStacy (1035) 12 years ago

As long as someone that knows something about media organizes it. A couple of the self-done news articles here would have been PR gaffs or an embarrassment at least if they had been picked up by any news organization. I'm thinking of that friendly word from Mumia and that video of the attempt to occupy Duarte Square in particular.

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

If someone would just get this rolling in NYC, I think local Occupy groups would pick up the idea.

[-] 1 points by CriticalThinker (140) 12 years ago

Well said!

[-] 0 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 12 years ago


Occupy the Grinch!!

[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 12 years ago

Occupy them all- everywhere they go on the corporate media...especially the sunday talk shows full of war criminals selling books....