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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Oh, and while we're busy demonizing the #Occupy movement ... | #classwarfare #cdnpoli

Daily Kos: I See What Occupy Vancouver Did There...And It's Brilliant:

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At the Daily Kos, Ed Murray shines the light of reason on the corporate media's theme-O-the-week:
The media’s latest attempt to undercut the message of Occupy movements all across the globe is by touting the “cost” of these protests. Many sources are reporting that Occupy movements are costing cities hundreds of thousands of dollars in police overtime because apparently it takes an entire precinct to make sure that 50 people don't sleep through the night.

Media culpa catches Wente being sloppy again | #journalism

Media culpa: Margaret Wente, Math and Christianity: More factual/attribution errors?:

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What's that? Wente being sloppy with numbers? Wente being shoddy and haphazard with attributions? I'm shocked. Shocked.

Maybe we should chill out a little, though. It's not as if she's writing about anything incendiary, like white people and brown people, or Christians and Muslims, or anything.

One really has to wonder what purpose the Globe thinks it's serving by running Wente's copy. It's certainly not serving the cause of accuracy or intelligent conversation.

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  • Friday, December 23, 2011

    Fiscal demonization of @OccupyTO continues on CTV | #classwarfare

    Like clockwork, the corporate media are swinging into action. Or perhaps like robots.

    Either way, the narrative is being reinforced and amplified. Just now on CTV a "news" report is pegging the cost of Occupy at something over $714,000. Police, EMS, landscaping, etc.

    Sunday, December 18, 2011

    @GeorgeMonbiot takes down the corporate media

    George Monbiot – Unmasking the Press:

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    Too bad about Hitchens, but the best thing I've found about the corporate media this week comes from Monbiot. Everything you need to know, including the essential 99 percent versus 1 per cent dynamic, is in here.