What’s the real story at city hall?

    Readers have commented that The Media is not reporting what is really happening in the Occupy encampment outside of City Hall. So, tell us: What stories of the movement are we not telling?

    Readers have commented that The Media is not reporting what is really happening in the Occupy encampment outside of City Hall. So, tell us in the comments below: What stories of the movement are we not telling?

    When I was standing in line at Union Station in Washington, D.C., last weekend, the woman behind me started shouting into her phone about the arrest of about 130 Occupy Chicago protesters the night before.

    “Of course I agree with what they’re doing,” she shouted. “Anyone who doesn’t is either a millionaire or an a$$hole.”

    It got me wondering about how this debate is being framed. Is it really “You’re with us, or you’re against us”? Do protesters want to kill capitalism, or do they want to participate in it?

    NewsWorks’ Dave Davies suggested that protesters won’t get anywhere unless they put pressure on specific people to achieve specific actions. NewsWorks’ Chris Satullo suggested that framing the political debate in terms of rights may not be helpful for the movement in the end.

    Both blog posts were met with some angry responses.

    By far, the main complaint we tend to see is that The Media is not reporting what is really happening in the encampment outside of City Hall. So let’s open it up. What stories of the Occupy movement is NewsWorks not telling? Use the comments below to get us beyond the rhetoric.

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