Comments on: Occupy Wall Street and media ethics http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RFTZ http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32804 Sun, 06 Nov 2011 08:13:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32804 My friends and I on both sides of the Pacific can’t help but think that a lot of the criticism waged against OWS, and a lot of the aggression coming from OWS, is just a distraction from one basic problem; that of increasing income disparity. Here’s a chart from a blog with info from the Congressional Budget Office that demonstrates the widening gap for the past thirty years: http://bit.ly/sCXVN4

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By: minipaws http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32577 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:17:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32577 Felix, why was it easy for me to find their doctrine? Maybe I should become a reporter as I can easily find and understand what they are about. Here’s their number one goal…
Corporations should be highly limited in their ability to contribute to political campaigns no matter what the election and no matter what the form of media. This is to ensure that the politicians that are elected are loyal to the people and not to their corporate buyers.

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32574 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 06:21:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32574 An excellent and timely article, considering the increasing confusion over what constitutes a “journalist” in our era; and over what constitutes “journalism”. These issues are most vitally important in countries where the difference between being a journalist and a protester can be life and death, or might determine freedom or imprisonment. The United States needs to set a good example here!

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By: klhoughton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32568 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:26:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32568 Do you really believe that an EX-wife is a good source for a reporter?

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By: Sling http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32552 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:20:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32552 “it should be towardsd Obama and the White House”
Right. Bring back Bush. Everything was perfect while he was President. And he talked to God – and God talked to him.
Congress are completely innocent. They only do what their funders tell them to do. It’s not their fault that they are told to do totally stupid things, poor creatures.

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By: Csapo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32550 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:55:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32550 To those not understanding the demographics of this movement:
I’m 57. I’ve served two apprenticeships: I’m an Unlimited Able Seaman, qualified to steer a ship of any tonnage in any waters; I’m a Dol certified Journeyman Carpenter, and I specialize in heavy industrial construction (power-plants, dams, grid, etc.) I was Boatswain (deck dept supervisor) on the UST Pacific, the largest moving object ever built in the US. I’m qualified to run an OSHA compliance program in any size construction company, and I’ve run my own OSHA safety compliance sub-contracting company. I’m a certified crane operator, and a certified master rigger. I have medals from the DoD, and I’ve never been a member of the military.
I’m an organizer with the campaign to occupy Wall Street, and you are very misinformed.

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By: zolardis http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32549 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:45:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32549 The media have many writers who don’t get it at all. Much of the public don’t get it. I’ve read several stories that put their personal perspective into the story and their eyes only see one narrowly conceived idea. Somewhere in that intellect though there is something that says “I want to be a part of this because somebody needs to protest the insane greed that is destroying real democracy”.

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By: jpe12 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32548 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:45:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32548 I find it tough to muster much sympathy for the fired NPR journalist. Their ethics code makes it very clear that protesting is forbidden. If she wanted to protest, she should have tried to clear it w/ NPR first.

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By: bob5525 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32547 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:20:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32547 Thanks for pointing this out. I was particularly troubled by the approach of The Economist, which wishes to trivialize OWS as “anti-capitalist.”

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By: Nowa http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/31/occupy-wall-street-and-media-ethics/comment-page-1/#comment-32546 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:00:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10802#comment-32546 “you can go down to OWS wearing your journalistic hat and write anything you like.”

Interesting point. How is writing an article different than holding up a sign? Both are broadcasting.

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