A Tale of Media Coverage American Style

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    The difference between mainstream media coverage of "Occupy Wall Street" and the Tea Party movement has been most interesting and instructive. Ditto the rhetoric coming out of the White House and Congress.

    Has anybody else noticed this?

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    Typical MSM coverage of OWS:

    Compared to how the media covered the Tea Party events:

    What do you think? The groups are similar? Dissimilar? Are the Tea Partiers the hateful, unsmiling, unhumorous ones as the Left wants to depict them? Or are the OWS groups similar to the Marxist uprising of the new Bosheviks that some are seeing?
     
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    Main stream media LOVES this bunch.....
    Chris Mathews was spitting up blood as he was critical of the tea party being all white...
    All I see in this bunch are for the most part,let's say 98% white....all college kids there more for the social
    event then the cause as far as I can tell.
     
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    That struck me too in watching video footage on the nightly news. How almost all 'white' the OWS groups were. But is that getting the same coverage from the MSM as the demographics they reported for the Tea Party events they did cover? Nope.
     
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    I think you're a baby boomer. Only your protest is legitimate to you.

    A clash of generational protests

    Why Baby Boomers don't understand the OWS protests
     
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    When the OWS doesn't understand the OWS protest, I don't think whether I am or am not a baby boomer has anything to do with it. But in any case, I think you think wrong. :)
     
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    Did you actually read that piece by Ferguson - a man who I know personally and respect?

    And... you're wrong... it's got jack shit to do with being a 'baby boomer'... it's about who is responsible for the current clusterfuck. OWS blame Wall St.... TEA Partiers are wiser and blame the Government... because the Government are responsible.
     
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    If the OWS group actually knew what they were protesting, they would be camped out at the White House or the Capital Building instead of Wall Street. They would be complaining about where the problems originate, what escalates them, and what perpetuates them instead of some sort of vague movement against faceless people that had little or nothing to do with it.
     
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    Sure they do. :lol:
    Just because you want mainstream media to like them, doesn't mean they do.
     
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    Hear of Occupy DC?
    Have you guys thought about going to their Facebook page and actually read what they are saying? If you did you would know who they are speaking out against.
     
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    Mainline Tea Partiers (not the proto-Tea Partiers under Ron Paul's (r)Evolution) want to lower taxes while preserving entitlements. It is a baby boomer strategy: tax the future for present payouts.

    I have a lot of respect for the original Tea Party, i.e. the (r)Evolution. They knew that unpaid for tax cuts are future tax increases, something Boomers may understand but don't care about.

    Yeah, I read Ferguson's article.
     

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