The Revolution Might Not be Televised (but it might be on Facebook)

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For ten days people have been on Wall Street as part of the “Occupy Wall Street” protest and major U.S. media outlets have been nearly silent. Although we are updated on regime-change protests around the world, American protests against greed, corruption and the bailout of big business has received very little attention. CNN, like most media, is dominated by the start of the trial against Dr. Conrad Murray (charged with the death of Michael Jackson). CNN’s Top Stories also include video on the Washington Monument shaking during Hurricane Irene more than a month ago and a brief mention of protests in Greece against proposed increased property taxes in order to deal with their failing economy. The Wall Street protests did not rate even a line on the crawl at the bottom of the screen.