60,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters for over a week: 0 news coverage.
150 Medicare recipients in government-funded Hoverounds meeting in a park: non-stop coverage.
Contrast How Occupy Wall Street and Right Wing Protestors Are Treated by NYC | MyFDL:
“There has been an almost complete corporate media blackout of a protest that has been going on 24/7 for over a week. Our own Kevin Gosztola has been doing an amazing job of covering Occupy Wall Street protests and creating a platform to view the work of the LiveStream videographers. Without this amazing work and a lot of folks Tweeting, many would never know this was even happening.”
and this (bolding mine):
“Contrast that with the Occupy Wall Street protests. There, the NYPD is denying the protestors the right to use blue tarps to cover themselves when it’s pouring rain. Movable orange fencing is being used to corral people. And unarmed and non violent protestors are being maced, punched and dragged.”