Oct 19, 2011 in Outstanding Democrats
Shifting the media narrative. Have liberals finally figured out that trying to “game the frame” is the main weapon in the Republican arsenal?
With the debt ceiling debates behind the country and thanks partly to the pressure being brought upon politicians and the media by the 99 Percent Movement and the occupations taking place all over the country, it looks as if the press is finally focusing on the jobs crisis and the behavior of Wall Street instead. A ThinkProgress review of the same three networks between Oct. 10 and Oct. 16 finds that the word “debt” only netted 398 mentions, while “occupy” grabbed 1,278, Wall Street netted 2,378, and jobs got 2,738…
I’m glad people are done sitting on their laurels. After almost three years of pure rabid madness from the right against Obama and against any remotely liberal policies, after seeing Wall Street get handed more free cash than the rest of the country combined (remember, the Stimulus Act was 1/3 tax cuts), people have had enough. The “job creators” at Wall Street invented a bunch of money that didn’t exist, so Uncle Sam had to give it to them. And yet, in the ransacked economy that we’re left with there are half a dozen people for every open job. People have been livid, but the Tea Party came in only to go after NPR, Planned Parenthood, Medicare, unemployment benefits, and a host of their usual targets. After years of being brutalized and pummeled by the Wall Street implosion of 2008, we were implored to release their last few shackles. It didn’t make sense, and thus, finally, somebody has stood up and made sense where sense exists. Our hearts are with you folks.