Friday, November 18, 2011

Rare Exception to Media Blackout of NYPD's suppression of reporting on OWS eviction

#mediablackout #OWS Chris Glorioso's reporting was a rare exception to media blackout of NYPD's suppression of reporting on OWS eviction. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting's Peter Hart found a rare exception to the pattern of the media not reporting that the NYPD was suppressing the media's attempts to cover the Occupy Wall Street eviction. This example of good coverage of what the NYPD was doing to members of the press was in a local TV news segment by the New York NBC affiliate. Below is the report.

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Here is a link to the post by Peter Hart on the FAIR blog which alerted me to the above story: Crackdown on Journalists at Occupy Wall Street

Here is a link to the article "VIDEO: Media Pushed Back from Occupy Wall Street Raid which was posted along with the video at MBC New York's website.
"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)


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