Published on Friday, March 12, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
Deafening Silence from Corporate Media (on Silent IDF Dinner Protest)
The moving, silent protest  March 9 outside the Waldorf Astoria in
I asked Dorothy Zellner, a founding member of Jews Say No! , whether the hundreds of people who showed up to march and the two dozen or so organizations who co-sponsored the action was indicative of a larger shift in public opinion regarding Israel.
But Americans who solely read and watch corporate, mainstream media don't know-about Goldstone, about the crimes of
The local papers in
Many outlets in Israel covered it , for god's sake, another indication (as many others have said) of how constrained the American mainstream media conversation about
It's what I expect. Corporate media's profit-model has no interest in social justice, nor do the advertisers behind their profit, nor do powerful media moguls who cozy up to those in power and who share their interests. And, particularly on this issue, we have the
Thankfully, we also have the Internet, where progressive, independent voices are being heard. Democracy Now! , Grit TV , and Mondoweiss  covered the protest in-depth, as did the Indypendent . Through the web, the
This article originally appeared in Mondoweiss .
Alex Kane is a 21-year-old student and reporter, writer and blogger. His work has appeared in the Indypendent, Mondoweiss, Red Pepper (
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