Why I Don't Watch the News

I just found out many people in other cities didn't know thousands of peaceful protesters descended on Manhattan last Thursday for a Day of Action. This blows my mind. It was history in the making. Why wasn't this on every news channel?

Like I said in The "Day of Action," I stalked Twitter that morning to follow the protests at the NYSE. After work, I went to the protest at Foley Square and took pictures. I learned later my parents, who live in DC, wouldn't have known what was going on if I hadn't sent them pictures. How much sense does that make?

I did a YouTube search for the video of police dragging a woman by the hair. The first result, the promoted video, was called OWS Exposed. It's an incredibly horrible, incredibly untrue video. What is wrong with people?

Also, according to the news, the protesters were kicked out of Zuccotti Park because they were filthy and engaging in illegal activities. What utter nonsense! If you want to know what the park looked like check out my Picasa Album. For people who've been living outside for weeks, this place was remarkably clean and well organized.

What exactly was the reason then, for the police trashing thousands of books that made up The People's Library? The protesters worked hard to collect and catalog those books.

The Occupy Movement is huge. It's not just happening in NY but across the country actually, across the world. A while ago, I was reading articles about Occupy protesters in London. People need to know about this.

Comments

  1. Hi, this is my first visit to your blog and I am glad I found you. I think it is a travesty that the former platform of those such as Walter Cronkite has deteriorated to the proliferation of non- and mis-information on, for example, Fox News.

    Glad you are watching the Occupy Movement, keep talking about it!
    Best,
    U.C.

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  2. What would have happened to the Civil Rights Movement if the protests were not shown on the news across this country? Who would have know Martin Luther King, Jr. in this selective news environment?

    We need to go back to news being really news not entertainment.

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