Ignoring the 99% | The Jackal

24 Sep 2011

Ignoring the 99%

Tonight we had forty minutes of rugby reporting on the 6 O'clock news and not one word about the major nuclear protest that has been going on in India for the past ten days, or the huge protest in New York, that has been occupying Wall Street for seven days.

There were over 20,000 people occupying Wall Street on the first day alone, so you would think that this would get at least a small mention on the news... but no! The powers that be are despicably treating us like a bunch of morons!

Mainstream media is purposefully ignoring these protests because they're controlled by big business and corrupt governments. They have very little interest in reporting actual news because information is power and keeping people in the dark means they can control the public easier.

Thank god for the internet, where we can bypass such crappy reporting and find out what is going on in the world:
Demonstrators are angry about the influence that corporations and wealthy lobbyists have over the democratic process in the USA. They are calling upon President Barack Obama to create a Presidential Commission 'tasked with ending the influence money has over our representatives in Washington.' Tired of policies perceived as putting profit over the basic needs of the American people, Occupy Wall Street was conceived as a way to communicate this to the highest levels of government.
So if ignoring those two major events wasn't bad enough, the MSM is also ignoring the fact that today is Moving Planet day:
Moving Planet is a day to put our demands for climate action into motion, marching, biking, skating - calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels. At over 2000 events in 175+ countries, we're letting leaders know that a movement is rising to move our planet forward to a clean energy future.

We Are The 99% from socially_awkwrd on Vimeo.