While right wing talking points are circulating that only a handful of protesters showed up on Wall Street on September 17th, just disregard it just as you would Fox News, because this ain’t no Tea Party — this is a peaceful protest that is a nonpartisan event.
Reports include: police abuse, bloody arrests, over 75 arrests thus far, tasing peaceful protesters, pushing protesters back and now reports of tear gas being used are pouring in.
This protest was blacked out by all media outlets. When the Tea Party has an orgasm, CNN is there — where are they now? MSNBC can’t seem to be bothered reporting the news either.
Jason Easley from PoliticusUSA reports:
The hypocrisy related to the lack of media coverage for this protest is obvious and undeniable. If twenty tea partiers stood in the very same spot and had announced that they were occupying Wall Street, it would have been all over the news. I think there is a great deal of truth in the idea that any protest that is deemed liberal gets classified by the media as non-news. Why this occurs is up for debate, but the message from the corporate run media is clear. It doesn’t matter how many people come out to protest in favor of collective bargaining or against the corruption on Wall St, the mainstream corporate media is not going to cover them.
If you’re a blogger, I urge you to blog this protest, or you are as much a part of what we/they are protesting against. We can not count on the MSM for accuracy, or even a semblance of such — the MSM does not even put on a pretense of reporting on this major event.
Journalists were arrested, a cameraman doing the livestreaming was arrested, even reports of a protester holding an umbrella was reportedly arrested. This is not democracy – this is oppression.
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
Livestreaming, after this video. Halfway into this, take note of females being maliciously maced by NYPD officers. Imagine if the same had been done to Tea Partiers.