If you peruse the leading media outlet’s websites, you’ll find all sorts of interesting news, but what you won’t find is even more interesting. For the last two weeks, a massive protest has been underway in New York City. That’s right, Lower Manhattan has been invaded by thousands of protesters that are part of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. The idea is simple. They’ve moved into the heart of the Financial District and they simply aren’t planning on moving out until they get some change. The protests have had their share of arrests and incidents, but the media coverage has been almost non-existent. Most ridiculous of all is the morning shows (you know the ones) for each network that purposely change their sets so as to avoid revealing the huge upheaval taking place outside. They discuss the latest reality show happenings or other silly news tidbits and completely ignore what is happening
just outside the doors of their studios. Nearly 80 people were arrested last weekend as the protest reached its height. The amount of protesters was so large that it was spilling out of the Financial District into other areas.
The “Occupy Wall Street” movement revolves around some things most of us can relate to. Their tired of the greed on Wall Street, the government bail-outs, and the legal tax evasion that is taking place there every day all the time. The media and news outlets choose to ignore the protests for the most part because who owns the media again? Well, depends on who you ask, but it’s definitely rich and powerful. That we know for sure.
How do you feel about the media failing to report stuff like this? Or have protests become so common in our country that it no longer even solicits a raised eyebrow?
View some great photos of the protest here.