Susan Sarandon at OWS Protest
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More big news from Day 11 of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) Protest in NYC! Susan Sarandon joined the protesters and discussed the issues on the live feed. Liberty Square is still filled with protesters.
I'm picking up coverage for Chaz Valenza. He joined the protest and covered it live for the first 10 days. He had to attend to business, but he'll be back soon. His previous articles can be found at this link.
Susan Sarandon Supports OWS!
Susan Sarandon talked about the harm which the bankers have caused to Americans. She spoke of the lost jobs, the stolen homes, the broken dreams, the banker bailouts and bonuses, and the government's failure to bail out the victims of the banksters' crimes. She said that it is time for Americans to demand accountability from the government, that it is time to end favoritism and injustice, and that the American people should be incensed!
The Movement is Building!
People are learning about the OWS protest, and many more are starting to join the movement to demand accountability and justice. A web site to post information about organizing protests has been started. See Occupy Together and note that ongoing protests are occurring in Chicago and Denver and others are being organized across the country.
The "News" Media Cartel Breaks Its Silence!
The "news" media cartel finally started covering the OWS protest on Sunday, Day 9, when the New York Daily News ran a front page article and local broadcast news outlets were allowed to break the silence. Last night, it was covered by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC, and this morning, NBC briefly mentioned the OWS protest on the Today Show.
Lawrence O'Donnell devoted a good portion of his show, The Last Word, on MSNBC to the police brutality exhibited on Saturday, Day 8, of the OWS protest. See his coverage. It reminded me of the time when Walter Cronkite spoke out against the Vietnam War on his evening news broadcast in February of 1968. Some believe that broadcast was one of the reasons why LBJ withdrew his bid for re-election.
Those who control the "news" cartel understand that to retain credibility, they cannot refuse to report on newsworthy events when there is widespread awareness about an event. However, when they realize that they have to report on something like this, they usually try to spin it to confuse the public.
For example, when we were told that the bankers suddenly needed to be bailed out, the "news" cartel claimed that the banks needed help because poor people took advantage of them to buy homes that they couldn't afford. Some bought that line of BS for a little while, but most realized that very few people would commit a felony by lying on a loan application to fool a bank so that they could put thousands of dollars down to buy a home and move their family into it when they couldn't afford it.
When it became obvious that banks were not just taking homes from poor people and that banks had engaged in widespread fraud in loan origination, securitization, servicing and foreclosure (See this report by the Florida Attorney General's Office.), the "news" cartel claimed that the banksters' fraud was simply paperwork irregularities. Since that didn't work very well, the "news" cartel has quit talking about that and switched to claiming that the way to end our economic problems is by helping the banksters get their victims' homes quicker!