Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Did anyone hear or see news in the mainstream media about the many arrests made in Minneapolis before and during the Republican National Convention? How about the arrests of journalists who were trying to cover the demonstrations? There were plenty of articles on the Internet. Now the charges against many of the journalists are being dropped. What does it say about a society when easily identified journalists who are doing their jobs are arrested and removed from the event they are covering only to be released later? Any why didn't we hear anything about it from the mainstream media?

It brings to mind a poem by Gil Scott-Heron which, to me, describes the effect of corporate ownership of the media.

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