Fired NPR host sees "McCarthyism" - Occupy Wall Street UPDATED BELOW Lisa Simeone, host of two cultural programs on National Public Radio, was fired from one of her positions last night for her leading role in the Freedom Plaza occupation in Washington, D.C. The proximate cause was a series of blogs posts in the Daily Caller asserting that she had violated NPR’s code of ethics, an allegation which Simeone denies. “It overblown. Simeone, a former weekend host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” show, had not worked directly for the network since 2002. [UPDATE 2:35 pm. "Her activities outside of the job do not violate anything in our employee code and have in no way affected her job performance," Nolan said in a phone interview. Simeone has been active in a group called October 2011 which has occupied Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington since Oct. 5. The Daily Caller is using Simeone’s exercise of her First Amendment rights to beat up on NPR for its liberal ways. The problem, says Simeone, is, “I’m not an NPR journalist.
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FOX News heeft ook zo z’n mening over Occupy Wall Street In Amerika manifesteert zich sinds kort de links-populistische beweging Occupy Wall Street. Het rechtsconservatieve FOX News heeft het verrassend genoeg niet zo op deze actieclub en laat dat in hun programma’s maar al te duidelijk merken. De bekende FOX-presentator Sean Hannity voert al wekenlang campagne tegen de linkse activisten van Occupy Wall Street. In het filmpje hieronder, van gisteren, interviewt hij schrijfster Ann Coulter, die de activisten van Occupy Wall Street als hersenloze “demonen” neerzet: Begin oktober al maakte het programma van Hannity de actievoerders van Occupy Wall Street compleet belachelijk in onderstaande reportage. Columnist Ellis Hanican probeerde op FOX Business gisteren uit te leggen dat de activisten van Occupy Wall Street best wel wat overeenkomsten vertonen met de bij FOX News zo populaire Tea Party. Lees meer over: Fox News Occupy Wall Street Sean Hannity Tea Party
Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don't get it A protester holds a sign at the Occupy Wall Street protest last weekend Douglas Rushkoff says traditional media condescends to Occupy Wall Street movementHe says that's because its 21st-century, net-driven narrative doesn't fit old media modelHe says protest not about end-point, it's about a new discourse on variety of complaintsRushkoff: Protest may be unwieldy, but aims to correct disconnects in U.S. Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff is a media theorist and the author of "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age" and "Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back." (CNN) -- Like the spokesmen for Arab dictators feigning bewilderment over protesters' demands, mainstream television news reporters finally training their attention on the growing Occupy Wall Street protest movement seem determined to cast it as the random, silly blather of an ungrateful and lazy generation of weirdos. Occupy protests spread across U.S. Unions join 'Occupy Wall Street'
The Occupy photo that launched a thousand tweets Many saw pepper spray as a violent means of suppressing protest, and they were quick to express their disgust: I just can not imagine looking another person in the face and pepper spraying them or beating them with a baton. Sick, sick people. According to a local reporter, the police in Portland plan to review the incident: Potland Police will conduct internal review of officer's use of pepper spray during clash with #opdx demonstrators yesterday. This Portland criminal defense attorney reported that the woman in the photograph had been arrested: Portland Police Chief Mike Reese told OPB’s Think Out Loud show defended Thursday’s police action: “Certainly, if people have complaints about police activity there, they should call in to the Independent Police Review and make a complaint. The photograph had the word “pepper” trending on Twitter on Friday, as people voiced their reactions online:
Ethics Violation | NPR | Occupy DC Spokeswoman It is still unclear what, if any, action National Public Radio will take to handle the ethics violations of one of its member stations’ employees, Lisa Simeone. Simeone, who is technically a contract employee for Charlotte, North Carolina public radio station WDAV, has broken NPR’s ethics policy by acting as a spokeswoman for Occupy DC group “October 2011” — the group currently “occupying” Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. NPR spokeswoman Anna Christopher told The Daily Caller the radio network is considering taking action. “We’re in conversations with WDAV about how they intend to handle this,” Christopher said in an email. “We of course take this issue very seriously.” The political advocacy Simeone has displayed also appears to be an affront to what incoming NPR CEO Gary Knell has said he’d like the network to be: “It’s about journalism, it’s about news,” Knell, who starts on December 1, told the Associated Press after he got the job.
Transcripts Return to Transcripts main page Wall Street Protests; Will Chris Christie Run?; Amanda Knox Trial; Interview with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Aired October 3, 2011 - 19:00 ET ERIN BURNETT, HOST: All right. Well, do suicide vests in America sound scary to you? And then we went to the Wall Street protest this afternoon. That's OUTFRONT. Hello, everyone, I'm Erin Burnett. BURNETT: Bongo drums, even a clown. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Capitalism doesn't work. BURNETT: You're angry at Wall Street, Washington, too, or just Wall Street? UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Definitely Washington, the politicians who are corrupted by a lot of the corporate money from Wall Street. BURNETT: So what do you want, protesters? John Avlon is contributor and CNN columnist also for "Newsweek" and "The Daily Beast" -- John, great to have you with us. JOHN AVLON, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: Good to be with you, Erin. BURNETT: You spent some time there, as well. AVLON: Yes. BURNETT: And I'm curious what your takeaway was. BURNETT: Yes.
the simple image sharer How Occupy Wall Street Cost Me My Job 1. You don't fire someone for potentially iffy cause if you can just lay them off due to budget cutbacks. One is majorly lawyer-uppable and the other mostly isn't. 2. Her boss, on the other hand, could just be a dick. But no, she got fired, so she must have deserved it. I think a lot of employers wait until they have a tangible reason to fire an undesired employee instead of just firing them for general work performance for their own peace of mind. If this woman was a valued employee she wouldnt have been fired. "If this woman was a valued employee she wouldnt have been fired." Total bullshit. "If she had time to go protest during regular working hours she obviously wasnt doing her job anyway." I guess you didn't read the post closely enough to notice that she was working twenty hours a week (let alone that her schedule isn't described, and many web designers don't work standard 9-to-5 hours. Yeah, I'm guessing you just didn't read this post very closely at all.
OWS: The Revolutionaries, Their Plan and Liberty's Last Stand By Robert F Beaudine The “occupying” protests here in America have been characterized as spontaneous and leaderless. Protesters, politicians, and the mass media have compared it to the so-called spontaneous uprisings of the Arab Spring. In reality, neither has been spontaneous nor leaderless. In an AFP article last April, Michael Posner, Assistant Secretary of State, admitted that the US trained 5000 activists last February from Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Lebanon. This assistance did not create the Arab Spring, but it helped perpetuate it. Last May, Cartalucci wrote an article America’s Arab Deception. Much of this can be collaborated in Ron Nixon’s April 14th New York Times article, “US Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings.” Good writers always avoid categorical statements, but Nixon’s statement is also illogical. Despite his extreme message, Cartalucci’s analysis is supported by facts. Big Brother’s Clenched Fist Leads the Clueless DeGraw has a comprehensive world view. Days of Rage
Occupy Seattle: Octogenarian activist Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, importance of activism - Countdown with Keith Olbermann To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make Current.com a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people. We now welcome the on-air and digital presence of Al Jazeera America, a new news network committed to reporting on and investigating real stories affecting the lives of everyday Americans in every corner of the country. Thank you for inspiring and challenging us. – The Current TV Staff
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