I'm still not sure what's more pitiful. The fact the CNN along with our other cable news networks decided to largely ignore the fact that we had massive protests going on in Wisconsin this weekend, or that when they finally devoted a few minutes to it as CNN did here in between hours upon hours of chasing the ambulance of the day which is the earthquake in Japan, they didn't let the public know just how large the crowds were there.
I thought if you considered yourself a "news" organization, you were supposed to be capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. CNN along with MSNBC and Fox decided to largely ignore the protests in Wisconsin, and with Fox of course trashing them with the small amount of coverage they got there as well, and instead did almost all wall to wall coverage of the earthquake in Japan.
Thankfully for anyone with Internet access that wanted to see what was going on, The Uptake did broadcast the protests.
We need to do something about the media consolidation in this country and until these large media conglomerates are broken up, things aren't going to get any better with our struggles to fight back against the destruction of the labor movement and the middle class that is under assault right now. How and when that happens and what political force it takes to change it is beyond me, but if we aren't at least pushing our politicians to do something about it, nothing is ever going to change on that front.
I guess it was asking too much of CNN to show this picture of just how many turned out to protest during their coverage. Anyone think if this was some teabagger rally which they love to promote, that they would not have been showing the crowd size?
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