Re: Jon Stewart’s Coverage of Occupy Wall Street

October 13, 2011


Following a fairly disappointing segment about the Occupy Wall Street movement, Jon Stewart recently gave the occupiers some decent press. On October 5th, Stewart thoroughly slammed Fox News for the hypocritical coverage the gave to the 99 Percenters. The segment calls out Fox News for championing the Tea Baggers Party for the exact same reasons […]

Posted in: Media, Politics

Occupy Baltimore rejects Sun Reporter

October 3, 2011


At the planning meeting for the Occupy Baltimore event, which is being held to demonstrate solidarity with the Occupy movements internationally, a Baltimore Sun reporter was asked to leave. The reporter was polite enough to announce herself to the facilitation team when she entered. The facilitators then asked for a vote to determine if the […]

Posted in: Classism, Media, Politics

Jon Stewart (finally) Covers Occupy Wall Street

October 1, 2011


As the Occupy Wall Street protest stayed strong well through day 12, the public was still waiting for Jon Stewart to comment. It’s not a stretch to think that the socially and politically conscious comedian would support the movement and give it the proper media coverage it deserves. In fact, I personally expected The Daily […]

Posted in: Media, Politics

#occupywallstreet: Beyond police brutality

September 26, 2011


While Occupy Wall Street, a demonstration sparked (but not led by) AdBuster’s Magazine, has been in swing for over a week now, the main stream media only recently began covering the event. And the coverage has been exclusively about the police brutality against the protesters. This subject does warrant serious media attention, since passive protesters […]

Posted in: Classism, Media, Politics

Radical (dis)engagement: The Jukebox scene from Y Tu Mama, Tambien

July 23, 2011


For a while I have been fascinated with films that call attention to themselves as films (as opposed to films that seek to mask their history using common techniques like seamless editing and steady camera movement). From watching a smattering of arthouse films that seek to disrupt the linear, totalized narrative by focusing primarily on […]

Posted in: Film, Media

Ethical failings: ‘rape victim’ sentenced to three days imprisonment beside her ‘attacker’

July 20, 2011


An alleged rape victim has been sentenced to three days in jail for calling a defense attorney a bitch in a Detroit court of law on July 15th. The woman in question accused Curtis King of beating her with a chair and repeatedly raping her, deciding to testify to ensure that he ended up behind bars. During the very […]

Posted in: Rape Culture

The depths of our alienation: validation via untangled necklaces

June 7, 2011


As I struggled for hours to untangle a massive ball of chains and charms knotted together by the lovely consumer population of Forever 21, I couldn’t help but feel intensely interested in the destiny of these many necklaces. Each loose necklace was a little victory, until at last the entire ball was no more and I […]

Posted in: Forever 21, marxism