Posted 10 years ago on April 2, 2012, 2:39 p.m. EST by krmlei
from New York, NY
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I just don't have faith that Current's roster of reporters can do OWS justice the way Keith Olbermann did...
ARTICLE EXERPT: It was in large part to Keith Olbermann that the American public was made aware that the Occupy movement was more serious than what the other news media were presenting. Eventually other news programs followed Olbermann's lead but never was the case presented as well or in such detail as it was in Olbermann's program. Keith Olbermann had become the mainstream voice of the Occupy Wall street movement. And for the short period that Occupy Wall Street became a mainstream movement, it was dangerous - dangerous to the bankers and the lobbyists who have been holding the reigns to our political system that have been passing laws leading to deregulation, an unrestrained derivitives market, and financial bankruptcy for the middle class .
Today, due to a period of dormancy, Occupy has once again been sidelined by the media as a fringe movement of troublemakers and rabble rousers who don't understand the real needs of the 99% that make up mainstream America. This is a grave misperception. As OWS 2.0 gets ready to launch into it's May Day reawakening, there will be a public need for a credible and trustworthy voice in mainstream media. The public will demand it. Few popular media people are trusted by the OWS movement the way Keith Olbermann is. It may be that the decision by Current TV to sack Olbermann will cause the station to miss the boat right at this most opportune moment.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Keith Olbermann: Mainstream voice of Occupy Wall Street sacked by Current TV - New York Occupy Wall Street | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/occupy-wall-street-in-new-york/keith-olbermann-mainstream-voice-of-occupy-wall-street-sacked-by-current-tv?cid=db_articles#ixzz1quTSGDEk