Monday, October 10, 2011
The Invisible 99%: Sunday Morning Talk Shows Ignore Occupy Wall Street
PoliticsUSA October 2, 2011
By Jason Easley
The five Sunday morning talk shows on CBS, Fox, CNN, NBC, and ABC devoted zero segments with zero guests to Occupy Wall Street today. To the media inside the Beltway, the 99% do not exist.
A day after over 700 protesters were arrested during a march over the Brooklyn Bridge, the five network Sunday morning news shows virtually ignored the story. The only program that the arrests were even mentioned on was ABC’s This Week, “More than 700 demonstrators protesting corporate greed, among other issues, were arrested last night on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The grassroots movement has swamped Wall Street for more than two weeks now.”
What was more important than thousands of Americans taking to the street to protest greed and corruption?
CNN’s State of the Union spent their time allowing Dick and Liz Cheney to rewrite the history of both 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq. Fox News and This Week were hyping up the latest corporate media creation, the revived presidential candidacy of Herman Cain. The media created the rebirth of Cain story after the candidate won a non-binding Florida straw poll, which became a story after the corporate media decided that the meaningless poll did in fact, mean something.
The other media generated story is the speculation over a potential Chris Christie 2012 presidential campaign. All the talk shows spent some time talking about Christie even though he isn’t even running. CBS’ Face The Nation trotted out John McCain to talk about Chris Christie, Libya, and DADT, and Meet The Press gave us a couple of governors and a roundtable discussing the 2012 election.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Foreign troops in Bahrain - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English
Foreign troops in Bahrain
Inside Story Last Modified: 17 Mar 2011 13:12
As neighbouring countries deploy troops to Bahrain, are they containing instability or spreading it?
Iran called the deployment of Saudi and Emirati troops in Bahrain unacceptable, warning Riyadh and its ally Washington of "dangerous consequences" for intervening in this crisis.
But the troops have been sent at a request from the Bahraini government which condemned Iran's comment and withdrew its ambassador to Tehran.
The troops have been dispatched as a part of the Gulf shield forces, jointly formed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The GCC includes a mutual defense agreement against possible internal and external subversion.
But are the neighbouring countries deploying troops to Bahrain containing regional instability or spreading it?
Joining us to discuss these issues are: Simon Henderson, the director of the Gulf and energy policy programme at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Hussein Shobokshi, a columnist at Asharq Alawsat newspaper; and Ghanbar Naderi, a journalist and political analyst.
This episode of Inside Story aired from Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
Source: Al Jazeera