FAIR Blog » Crackdown on Journalists at Occupy Wall Street

16 November 2011 — FAIR Blog

One more thing about free speech hero Michael Bloomberg’s shutdown of Occupy Wall Street.

During the early morning raid on the Occupy Wall Street camp journalists were blocked from covering much of what was happening. Josh Stearns from Free Press has a rundown–as he points out, ‘By dawn, 10 journalists, including reporters from NPR, the Associated Press and the New York Daily News, had been arrested.’

There was a good local TV news segment about the media clampdown, courtesy of the New York NBC affiliate. It’s rare to see an image like this on your TV screen (click the image to watch the report):

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