Time and again, the establishment media ignore progressive protests aimed at the abuses on Wall Street and the subsequent tax payer bailout of the financial services industry.
Shutting out progressive voices, these very same commercial and public broadcasters, can find enough room in the news hole to cover the activities of the Tea Party.
This discrepancy is nothing new of course. Left and liberal social movements are routinely demonized by the corporate media. Conservative and right wing protest tend to get much more traction.
Recall, for instance, how the Terri Schiavo case dominated the news cycle for weeks — despite the fact that the protesters were a relatively small, if vocal bunch.
So it should come as no surprise that when a coalition of progressive activists, labor and community groups march on Wall Street, mainstream media looks the other way.
Fortunately, independent news outlets, like Democracy Now! and AlterNet covered the protest. So too, did Russia Today.
The clip, and its appearance on RT, is one more instance of the willful and purposeful censorship of progressive political movements in the US news media.