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Jason Linkins

Occupy Wall Street Is Starting To Alter The Media Narrative | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media

One day, we're going to look back on the late spring/early summer of 2011 as a time of widespread journalistic failure. With lawmakers diddling one another in deficit committees and members of the media denying their own agency, someone had to step up to shine light on the real problems plaguing most Americans. And that someone ended up being the Occupy Wall Street movement. Their human-flesh social network took up physical space on the ground and started telling their own stories, using Tumblr as their means of aggregation. And now, the protesters can already consider themselves to be something of a success. It takes a mighty force to interrupt the media's preferred narrative, and for the moment, they are it.