The Foreign Press On Occupy Wall Street

Friday, October 21, 2011

Transcript

The American press has begun playing closer attention to Occupy Wall Street. But what does the foreign press make of it? Brooke spoke with TheAtlantic.com contributor Heather Horn about foreign press coverage of Occupy Wall Street. Horn says the foreign press was quick to take the protests seriously and quick to connect them with protests around the world.

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A place to voice your demands, unify on issues, and find the latest news.<a href="http://www.thewallstreetprotest.com/">Occupy
Wall Street</a>

Oct. 28 2011 04:18 AM
Greg Slater from East Palo Alto, CA

If you can take the slate of repub buffoons bumbling for president, which the corporate media does, how can you possibly denigrate anything as unserious (which the media does of OWS)? Pick anyone at random from Zuccatti Park and he or she would make an infinitely better President than the disingenuous pukes we see childishly jostling for media attention on Fox News 'debates'.

Oct. 24 2011 02:46 AM
Robert Davis from Blountsville, Alabama

I always cheer when someone can break through the wall around America's status quo media to show how little we get of the unbiased truth. The rich and powerful keep out stories of Americans demanding a fair tax system and true democracy in this country; how colleges and universities steal billions of dollars from the classroom for non-education uses; how millions of Americans can save their homes by just walking away from p;aying unfair credit card debt (I am not talking about the new bankruptcy law, another fraud not honestly covered in the media); and much more. We need so much to save this country but let's start with a media brought up to the foreign media's much higher standards for honest and fair reporting.

Oct. 23 2011 09:52 AM
d2020man from Chicago,US

I think the previous commentary is of obviously disturbed character that looks at negative side of everything. It is also funny that he cites Lech Walesa, an increasingly controversial figure in his homeland as authority on OWS protests.
I think the real story is what Ms Gladstone always and conveniently "misses": why is that US listeners and readers have to get a comprehensive coverage of the US event (regardless of political agenda or opinion) from a foreign source and not US one?
Perhaps OTM should stop beating around the PC bushes and starts to analyze the disease and not its symptoms.

Oct. 22 2011 05:48 PM
listener

Predictably the real story of the protests is being ignored. Has coverage of the "Occupy" protests been mostly saccharine while accusations of theft, assault, filthy conduct, hate speech, harassment and endorsements from communist, fascist and other extremists groups have gone largely unreported nationally and internationally?
Why no in depth analysis of these disturbing and certainly news worthy developments of a growing movement?
Hasn't Lech Walesa declined his initial support of OWS because he was misled by the positive European coverage hiding the protest's extremist character?

If one didn't know any better it would seem that some in the news media are deliberately misleading the public and covering up the sinister side of the protests while praising them for political purposes.

The laughable side of the protest is also being missed like "attractive academics" speaking to protesters complaining about thousands of dollars of unpaid college loans which may explain how some of those well paid academics became so "attractive".

Oct. 22 2011 11:43 AM

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