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  •  Because Occupy (0+ / 0-)

    is not the Democratic Party. They are two different things.

    All "media" is not the same, just as all parties and movements are not the same. The Democratic Party has had a string of leaders who have been bad at messaging. Because of the very nature of the party, Democrats are not consistent in messaging like lock-step Republicans are (besides the fact that Repugs own their own TV network.) But I would argue that Dems are getting better at it, especially as the presidential campaign continues. It remains to be seen if Occupy will get better at it.

    Maybe Occupy doesn't care about spreading their message if all they are going to do is throw up their hands and say, "Oh well, the big, bad media misrepresented us again. That really sucks, but we can't do anything about it."

    •  The media's job is to misrepresent people (0+ / 0-)

      in what ever way sells the most papers or gets enough viewers.  The point was that having people in charge or even just in charge of PR doesn't make a damn difference, the media just makes shit up, unless you're a company, then you get a fair say every time.

      There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 04:03:52 PM PST

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      •  Got it (0+ / 0-)

        As someone who has worked in media for 20 years, I'm glad to finally know what my job entails.

        •  I don't know about your job specifically (0+ / 0-)

          but if you think the media as an institution functions otherwise then you keep on believing that, I know what I see.

          There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

          by AoT on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 04:33:54 PM PST

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        •  To be clear, I don't think it's something you (0+ / 0-)

          as an individual do, or really any specific individual, with some exceptions.  It's a result of the media as an institution.

          There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

          by AoT on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 04:43:03 PM PST

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