Forum Post: The Corporate Media Black Out
Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 27, 2011, 3:45 p.m. EST by HenkVeen
from Utrecht, UT
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Still there is something much news worthy about this media black out. This is in the sense that it makes one wonder why the media would somehow 'play down' something like this specific protest. What self censoring mechanism is at work, when even a commonly regarded 'quality newspaper' like the NYT is writing off this effort in an very demeaning way? Even if this protest should in any way turn out to have a puny result, a faint attempt in itself, be overcarrying itself, it does desserve an overdose of encouragement for it's honest and sincere appeal, for the outcry of solidarity to a people so hard to reach, for even lasting as long as it does in fact. It's newsworthy because it is as a phenomenae the actual pinnacle of democracy, when people take their issues to the streets, to make their demands, share their views amongst eachother, instead of remaining passive, only taking in what the media feeds them.
What is the NYT afraid of? Even in the reactions to their negative reporting the common undertone of their readers is mostly positive and supportive of the protest. What type of reporters and editors are directing this stupifying display of ignorant and arrogant mode of denial? When the people no longer put their trust in the current political representation, it has obviously lost the legitemate ground under it's feet. It has not been guarding the interest of the people, but as it is, it has also every step of the way, every day onward, been losing hold, when the entire fincancial and economic system and it's institutions fail. It is evidently no longer in control of matters of the deepest concern, but fully controlled by the financial market networks and run by oliarch puppeteers behind the scenes.
Media and, more seriously, the government are no longer taking a stand for the interest of people, but are completely cocooned by coorporate media, serving primarily the interest of the financial elite, presenting a singular reality, betraying the essense of journalistic freedom and independent thought.
So, take these insults by the corporate media and their demeaning reports, take it in, and make it your food, read them over, and well, and over again. Take it in, and consider what perverted interests it profoundly represents and never stop telling it the way it is.
Get encouraged by their response.
These reporters and those papers are preselected and incapable to realize how fully absorbed they are by those whose financial interest they serve, they are locked in, succombe to a in a state of practicaly irreversible moral coma.
Still, their reluctant reporting does show they are starting to worry, just a tiny bit. They are geting annoyed, while they will increasingly be less able to discard this protest. So let's get chewing on that tiny bit and see what gives, let's see if we can't just gradualy bite of a chunk, let's keep pulling that thread to get out of the maze.
From these squares, keep raising awareness and provoke conciensness and keep adressing the issues of the 99%. Keep it out there on the streets, keep it on those squares, keep addressing those corrupted financial insitutions, keep the perverse and mean money game in focus.
Soon the financial system will fall, inevitably it will do so by itself. Soon the walls will give way, by the most minor push, since it is already starting to fall. Just make sure it falls the right way, for they will try and make it come down on the people.
If it succeeds to keep this peacefull, your numbers will only grow. Once the final crisis comes, after, we will only need to reseed the soil. Let's do a better job this time. Let's keep in focus the story does continue. Let's get it right this time.
It is time to start replanting the trees.
I have been talking to some insiders, like bankers, economists, people in sales, etc., on the state of their business and they all - themselves - turn out to be convinced it's all really coming down this time.
This is the other story the media are trying to block from print. The crisis to come is far more serious than what we have been seeing up untill now. It is going to get worse and the writing is not on the wall, it is actualy in the books they keep themselves. We should make an effort to try and get more 'insiders' to tell on what is actualy going wrong all together inside those financial institutions. Throw that information at the NYT.
This protest has touched a nerve and now we are actualy faced with corporate media who are trying to shove it under the carpet.
Meanwhile financial corporate lobbyists are making overtime hours to get other news to make the front pages. These are our direct opponents in this media cover up. If we keep it going, we will outlast them, we'll have to keep putting the message out there.
They finaly won't last as long as the protest lasts, because their money will run out before the crisis is over and the protest will only grow by than.
Since the biggest crisis is yet to come, inevitably it will, the support for the movement will only grow. The networks journalists are webbed in, nowadays mostly representing the corporate and financial lobbyists. It makes one wonder.
What do media like the NYT represent if they seize to report from an objective observationists journalists standpoint, while instead they now seem to have taken an opniated and byassed stand, in an effort to dillute a specific protest, before it can even have an effect, and take the side of the fiancial corporations?
If this means anything, it mught mean it is actualy having an effect. Why else would they try to cover it up?
It is also the interest of those working for the papers, the journalist themselves, to keep the lid on it. It is their mortgages, making them one of those groups that are by now franticaly in need of salvation preserving their positions, now their financial fortresses are finaly collapsing.
The form of journalism they promote is already so corrupted they wouldn't notice change when their heads fell off.
I think these efforts to play down the protest shows the protest actualy could not be more moraly right on the mark; the protesters are adressing the right issue, at the right place at the right time, with the coming next financial crisis at hand.
to give you a simple answer to your long question.
They are not interested in it as their isn't enough people. Once the protests start to grow then they will notice but only when it does will they do start to cover the protests.
I think the significance of this protest is in the message and in the form, not so much in the numbers.
i completely agree with you. however coming from a media stand point as i used to work in video production news networks will not cover them unless they are large meaning in the upper thousands, fights, or riots occurring from it. The media only puts out what will bring them numbers.
Why? Here's why: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread754597/pg1
U.S. Congressional Record February 9, 1917, page 2947
Congressman Calloway announced that the J.P. Morgan interests bought 25 of America's leading newspapers, and inserted their own editors, in order to control the media.
If that's not a NSA page, than I don't know what is...
Whether it is a NSA page or not, these are the documents proving the media-buyout. By a Bankster no less!
Sorry I did not find them, is your link correct?
Go -fucking- figure! There for a week, mention it here, and poof it's gone.
Ok, found it cached:
If it disappears again, we know it has been harmonized. Either way, you can go to your local library and check the microfiche of U.S. Congressional Record February 9, 1917, page 2947.
The writing is on the wall: read quick though; the walls are coming down fast. Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqN3amj6AcE&feature=youtu.be
" What type of reporters and editors are directing this stupifying display of ignorant and arrogant mode of denial?"
The ones that are reading from a script handed down to them by their corporate masters. Unfortunately, under this system, the mainstream US news media has operated very undemocratically for some time now. It is up to the people to reclaim their news, resources, and lives since these will never be awarded to them in the form of gifts from above, but rather earned through popular struggles by an activated citizenry.
Zinnreader hit the nail on the head in that, the regular media are reading from scripts. Even in the wars, journalists have to be "embedded". Also I'm not really sure the regular media care anymore. The other issue is that the powers that be don't want this to go viral, and have every kid in America that is unemployed and that has a blackberry jumping on a bus for New York. The movement is picking up speed because "You are not alone", is a powerfully moving and motivating thought all by itself. Even some of the alledged DDOS attacks were self fulfilling because it was posted on the internet that Anonymous was going to DDOS such and such company. That should be part of their defense BTW. Then everybody went there to see if they could get into the web site. LOL...which added to the DDOS. I wish I could be there, Great job Anonymous. Great job everybody else. I'm so proud of you all. Except the cops. Swine.
there is some media coverage, just took awhile for it to be taken seriously. http://www.google.com/search?gcx=c&q=occupy+wall+street&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=nws&source=og&sa=N&tab=ln
surprisingly excellent mainstream coverage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zgr3DiqWYCI
I have never been aware of such an event in my lifetime - an American protest on the streets of New York expressing nothing but anger at the financial system. This was newsworthy the second it started. Don't kid yourselves. It is definitely a cover-up.
the media black out is simple to explain. most people would be sympathetic to our cause if they understood it. The war for the opinions and minds of the people is on, and they are losing.