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Published on Nov 21, 2011
Local news report was a rare exception to the pattern of mainstream media's blackout of the story that the police were imposing a media blackout. Chris Glorioso's reporting was a rare exception to media blackout of NYPD's suppression of reporting on OWS eviction. SEE Representative Press Blog: http://representativepress.blogspot.c... PASS IT ON☛ http://tinyurl.com/MSMBlackout Occupy Crackdown Targets Journalists "For the past two months I have been tracking journalist arrests at Occupy protests around the country. Tuesday, Nov. 15, was the worst day yet in terms of police suppression of the press." http://www.savethenews.org/blog/11/11... Press Suppression at Occupy Wall Street Raid "Around 1:00am on Tuesday, Nov 15th, the NYPD moved in to clear Zuccotti Park of all protestors and equipment. Over the next 12 hours, both independent and mainstream journalists were prevented from covering the story, and 8 credentialed journalists (including AP, NPR, NY Daily News) were arrested." http://storify.com/bendoernberg/press... SEE NEXT VIDEO ON THIS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2mjrW... "Reporters from news organizations big and small all flocked down to the park once word broke that police were clearing out, and there they found police who were hostile, barred them from entering the area, and even in a few cases, got violent. It was very clear that the police and Mayor Bloomberg did not want the press, or the rest of America to see what was happening here. The mainstream media gave coverage to the fact that the raid happened, but didn't even mention the fact that journalists were being barred from covering it." Alyona Show Occupy Wall Street: NYPD attempt media blackout at Zuccotti Park Journalists report aggressive treatment as media blocked from protest camp during surprise police raid http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/... http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/... http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/... Journalists Obstructed at Zuccotti Park "The NYPD has come under fire from journalists for deliberately blocking their view of the overnight eviction at Zuccotti Park. Chris Glorioso was one of the first reporters on the scene, and offers his first-hand account here." By NBC New York "VIDEO: Media Pushed Back from Occupy Wall Street Raid Police and mayor said it was for their protection." "Several members of the media reported being blocked from covering the Occupy Wall Street raid overnight, with police pushing them back from the action and preventing reporting and photographing ... journalists were detained by police, including AP writer Karen Matthews, AP photographer Seth Wenig and Daily News reporter Matthew Lysiak, the AP said. ... journalists who identified themselves as working for the New York Post and New York Daily News were pushed back by police in riot gear, along with NBC New York's Chris Glorioso." "Using the hashtag #mediablackout, journalists tweeted throughout the raid about their dustups with police." (from article by By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz | Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011) http://representativepress.blogspot.c... "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Can you tell us why we have to go? Because I said so, let's go. In one episode, officers moved myself and a group of other reporters. The New York Police Department prevented the press from covering the raid on the Occupy wall Street camp at Zuccotti park. And most of the mainstream media didn't report this attack on freedom of the press by the police! Most mass media did a media blackout of the news that police were enforcing a media blackout. New York Post -- this is the New York Post right here. Daily News -- Daily News right there -- NBC -- and we're all being left on a street corner. Reporter Chris Glorioso tells viewers what the police were doing to the press, something most mainstream media didn't report. The trend across mainstream media was to not report that police had enforced a blackout. A blackout which prevented reporters from covering the Zuccotti park eviction. This local news report was a rare exception to the mainstream media's trend to not report these violations of freedom of the press. You can see the whole segment by clicking the link to my blog where I embed this segment. I found out about this from the Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting blog.