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Re-phrased - CBS blatantly ridiculing the Occupy Wall Street protesters!!

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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 05:57 PM
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This is outrageous!!

CBS has thoroughly abused its press and I feel that true supporters of this cause, need to take action in the form of boycott and letter writing. I'd be happy to write up a template letter that people just have to copy, paste, and send out to all media outlets demanding TRUE and thorough media coverage. I'm actually going to start on the letter right now. This has to STOP!


Demonstrators are railing against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances. The dozens of people in tie-dyed T-shirts and star-spangled underwear have been camped out in a granite plaza in lower Manhattan for more than a week and show no signs of going away. -- LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reports -- They sleep on air mattresses, use Mac laptops and play drums. They go to the bathroom at the local McDonald’s. A few times a day, they march down to Wall Street, yelling, “This is what democracy looks like!” It all has the feel of a classic street protest with one exception: It’s unclear exactly what the demonstrators want.


source: CBS New York
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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So what are the lies?I have seen each of the things, described in that article.

The only thing that makes no sense is how they can go from saying:


Demonstrators are railing against corporate greed, global warming and social inequality, among other grievances.


To saying this:


It’s unclear exactly what the demonstrators want.


That's a bit odd.... no?

Well, to be fair it is not dozens of people, it is hundred, if not thousands....

But that is the closest thing to a lie that I see in the article.
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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wat is the lie?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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Makes me sick. Corrupt media at its best. I wonder how long until the headquarters of CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, among others, have large numbers of protesters outside as well. Doesn't the MSM realize this is adding fuel to the fire, as more and more people wake up? They are slowly killing their own business.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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is this sarcasm ?

cuz I agree with everything written, especially the last part
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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BOW DOWN TO YOUR MASTERS, THE ALL SEEING EYE OF CBS


I think we should flood them with calls of out rage to get them to see that if they support us we will tune in.

www.cbsnews.com...

(212) 975-3247

Some notes to make if you call, the protestor's wear gated in by cops and forced onto the bridge, its not a couple dozen people its 1000's all over the city. I am sure that CBS will be under the fire after that article because millions of new yorkers have seen the protest for them selfs.

You can watch live feed hear
www.livestream.com...

I have been watching the live feed and its been 15k to 20k viewers all day. Shows their is allot of interest in it and that it will grow larger and larger over the days.
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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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This is a form of character assassination usually used by the media to create a negative or humorous opinion of someone/something:


tie-dyed T-shirts and star-spangled underwear


But the protesters are right in one thing: a mob of people in the streets making demands is what democracy looks like. Hence the reason our founders rejected democracy, the same democracy Americans now worship like a religion.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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ok maybe lies was the wrong word.. but they are severely and proudly under reporting and have been openly ridiculing the protesters.. is that enough to be mad at?



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Wow, you'd think that a mainstream media outlet would look to report objectively, instead they ridicule because they are owned by the very bastards that the people are protesting against.

How stupid are some people? What do the protestors want? An end to this damn system that has Americans out of work and in poverty. This isn't rocket science, morons!!



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
This is a form of character assassination usually used by the media to create a negative or humorous opinion of someone/something:


tie-dyed T-shirts and star-spangled underwear


But the protesters are right in one thing: a mob of people in the streets making demands is what democracy looks like. Hence the reason our founders rejected democracy, the same democracy Americans now worship like a religion.


Whats wrong with protest? It spreads awareness. If 1/4th of new yorkers joined that protest it would effect the US as a whole, if they play their cards right we might end up getting our way. I do not think protesting is going to destroy the new world order. Unless 1/4th of the worlds population quit their jobs. But that will never happen.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
ok maybe lies was the wrong word.. but they are severely and proudly under reporting and have been openly ridiculing the protesters.. is that enough to be mad at?


That makes more sense. I was thinking about this just a few minutes ago actually... Just how little coverage this is getting by the media in general.

I mean, I was looking at live footage of it on line and there were just under 20,000 people watching live online...

Plus the many hundreds, if not thousands of people there in person. This is way bigger than the media will have you believe.

I lost my trust for the media for a long time ago for their blatant, bending of facts, downplaying of important stories and down right ignoring major and important issues.

For the past 4 years I have gotten most of my news right here on ATS and have learned so much.... So much more than the media wants us to know.


Journalism is dead. It became this thing... This entity that only cares about ratings and that is a shame.

Journalism....died with Walter....


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posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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people have become far too attached to what they *think* they own.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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Much the same tactic was used against the Tea Party before the Money guys got involved.

Now that the Unions are getting involved with the OWS movement, they'll get their attention...but the message will be lost as the unions will turn it to favor them, not the average folk. Mark my words.

Great, huh? More division.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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I never claimed there was anything wrong with protesting, but protesting is to be used as a form of spreading awareness of an issue or for the use of redress of grievances; not to be used as the form of government. When they say “this is what democracy looks like” they at the same time believe we are a democracy and what is being done in the streets is how government should function, being unable to distinguish between protesting/rioting and governance.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
This is a form of character assassination usually used by the media to create a negative or humorous opinion of someone/something:


tie-dyed T-shirts and star-spangled underwear


But the protesters are right in one thing: a mob of people in the streets making demands is what democracy looks like. Hence the reason our founders rejected democracy, the same democracy Americans now worship like a religion.


Yep, either these protesters don't know we are a Republic, or they are trying to turn our Republic into a Socialist democracy.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Here is what I posted on the CBS comments section for the story:


What a biased bit of reporting. David R Murrow must be spinning in his grave. Did our founding fathers guarantee the 4th estate just so you could sell your souls to the almighty dollar? Where are your professional ethics?


They have to report the story now, but they are deliberately downplaying the size and significance. They know that the sheeple must be kept blissfully asleep. As long as it is just a few dozen nutters, they can be dismissed.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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"It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity." - Alexander Hamilton, Speech in New York, urging ratification of the US Constitution

"I believe the British government forms the best model the world ever produced, and such has been its progress in the minds of the many, that this truth gradually gains ground. This government has for its object public strength and individual security. It is said with us to be unattainable. All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. The first are the rich and well born, the other the mass of the people. The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true in fact. The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge or determine right. Give therefore to the first class a distinct, permanent share in the government. They will check the unsteadiness of the second, and as they cannot receive any advantage by a change, they therefore will ever maintain good government. Can a democratic assembly, who annually revolve in the mass of the people, be supposed steadily to pursue the public good?" - Alexander Hamilton, Debates of the Federal Convention

I agree with the authors of the Federalist Papers in their philosophy that liberty is inseparable from our union, that all men are naturally unequal, and especially that vox populi is seldom if ever vox Dei (Voice of the people is seldom if ever the voice of God).



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by My.mind.is.mine
ok maybe lies was the wrong word.. but they are severely and proudly under reporting and have been openly ridiculing the protesters.. is that enough to be mad at?


ok, got it

I think they need a chant like, "no relief, no peace !" so that we know what they want specifically



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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I think it has now become a platform for all the problems American citizens have.

for the record everyone should know by now what the protesters want.

a) bankers tried, and jailed.
b) government officials who succumb to usury from the corporate sector, removed.
c) monsanto to die an a hole in the sahara desert
d) an END to the constant civil rights violations by the govt, police, and WALL STREET.



posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 07:01 PM
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They have been doing this for days now. The best one I seen was on cnbc when they called them militants.. so which is it, hippies or outlaws?? Like someone else said, they are just trying to make them look bad. All I see is the media looking like fools. And this is the news source we are suppose to rely on for info?? Nah, I'll pass. Id take ats over cbs any day. We may not agree on a whole lot, but at least we are honest!



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