Thursday, March 03, 2011

Telling the story

The mainstream—corporate—newsmedia in the US has been doing an awful job covering the attempts by Republicans in Wisconsin and Ohio to bust unions. They’ve ignored union leaders for their Sunday talk shows while giving airtime to rightwingers. When they do deign to cover the issue, it’s usually as a circus without any in-depth look at the issues. I have no idea whether the mainstream media doesn’t want to cover this issue because it’s too complex, or whatever, or maybe they’re not allowed to. In any case, they don’t.

There are only two large news organisations continuing to cover this issue. The first is MSNBC, which covers it mostly from a liberal perspective. The other is Fox which, of course, lies about everything (as they always do when discussing the centre/left).

Enter the alternative media. From them—on websites/blogs and YouTube Channels like NewLeftMedia, who made this video—we can get a fuller picture of what’s going on. At least there are some places where the truth can be found, if we’re willing to look for it.

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