MTV is developing reality shows inspired by Occupy Wall Street; the tea party turns its back on Michele Bachmann; and a British cleric resigns rather than retract his support of the Occupy London protests. These discoveries and more below.
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MTV Horns In on Occupy Wall Street
Ready or not, MTV is coming to Wall Street.
Second Public Radio Freelancer Fired for OWS Support
WNYC web producer shown the door after taking part in New York demonstration.
Tea Party Group to Bachmann: Give Up
American Majority president says the GOP hopeful’s campaign is “about her personal effort to stay relevant and sell books.”
Nancy Grace’s Nipple Slip Traumatized Kids
The fleeting appearance of Nancy Grace’s right nipple during a recent “Dancing with the Stars” episode prompted about a dozen viewers to write the Federal Communications Commission to beef about the prime time wardrobe malfunction.
TV that deserves the name ‘journalism’
Chris Hayes’ new show on MSNBC provides a rare space for the expansive, non-partisan debates we need.
London Cleric Resigns Rather Than Evict ‘Occupy’ Protesters
St. Paul’s Cathedral official defends Occupy London Stock Exchange encampment.
The Tablet Revolution and What It Means for the Future of News
Eleven percent of adults now own a tablet computer. About half get news on it everyday, and three in ten spend more time consuming news than they did before.
The victory OWS has already won
The protests have helped shift the national dialogue from the deficit to the real problems Americans face.
What Wikipedia Deletes, and Why
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, famously allows anyone to write or revise its entries, and the history of each item is open for anyone to review. Except for material that leaders of the effort consider too “dangerous” to leave online.