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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Occupy movement challenging belief in propaganda model of media

The propaganda model of the media says certain kinds of stories will be unlikely to be covered if they are not profitable for powerful media companies, that may be upsetting to advertisers, that threaten the status quo, and so forth.

So what explains the widespread coverage of the occupy movement on CNN? This is just from today ...

Defiant but festive, Occupy DC protesters hunkered down early Tuesday as a deadline passed for U.S. Park Police to begin enforcing a ban on camping in two Washington parks. FULL STORY | OPEN STORY

 Meanwhile, over at Fox News, this is the ONLY story on Occupy.

Cops enforce sleeping ban for Occupy protesters

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .....

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