posted on Aug, 26 2013 @ 02:04 PM
Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by fluff007
Nice catch fluff
Fascinating to see the advent of media coverage increase so dramatically over the last few years
At least I think it's that, if not looks like we aren't a very happy bunch at the moment
Mmmm, they're still pretty sketchy on coverage. I was tracking media coverage in regards to protests both domestically and internationally. It was
really pretty disturbing. Much went unreported and when they did report, numbers were frequently skewed through perception (hundreds instead of
thousands--misleading but truthful still...in a way). There was a day organized on October 15, 2011 where there was an organized global protest. It
was called 15O. I was watching the livestreams of about 13 different cities worldwide, including Berlin and NYC. There wasn't a single report of the
protest within the US media though I do believe that the events in NYC were reported in the news--Fox, if I recall correctly.
I wouldn't say media coverage has improved all that much. Much of what goes on barely makes a blip in the US media. Greece, Egypt and Syria are
exceptions to that but I think that part of the reason for the latter two is their being Mid-East and the reporting for Greece is rather skewed at
times. For all else, the general rule in the US media seems to be either don't report it or mislead about numbers, emphasize damage, and number of
officers injured. Ironically enough, Martin Luther King Jr. complained about the same thing in his "I've been to the mountaintop" speech.
*Should add in defense of our journalists here in the US. Press passes were frequently not respected in hottest areas of protest and in many cities,
journalists were ordered to stay several blocks away from the protests and were basically sitting in cars on relatively quiet streets. Those that did
not respect the order were sometimes arrested and a few were hit by batons.
edit on 26/8/13 by WhiteAlice because: added the edit