With little attention from US media, of course. That is not surprising since news of hundreds being arrested in front of the White House while protesting the tarsands pipeline or thousands protesting the behavior of Wall Street usually don’t make it to the USMSM news. One casewas accidental, Yahoo! admitted that its email filters were blocking news of the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by activists.
An investigation by Think Progress found that emails containing a link to the OccupyWallSt.org website – which contains the latest updates on the protest – were being bounced back by Yahoo! unsent, with a message to the sender reading: "Suspicious activity has been detected on your account. To protect your account and our users, your message has not been sent.”
Yahoo has acknowledged that the emails were blocked, but the company says on Twitter that the problem wasn’t some massive government conspiracy but instead a mistake in the company’s spam filtering system.
The protestors are understandably concerned that news of the occupation is being ignored. A quick examination of Google News shows four times the number of news sources covering Charlie Sheen’s latest shenanigans compared to those writing about the ongoing occupation of America’s financial heartland by protestors.
Te real test of success will be whether the revolutionary spirit proves contagious, despite the lack of media attention. If this movement gains momentum, then Occupy Wall Street may indeed become a triumph in the long run. There the move to spread the protest with event’s official website recently announcing that a similar protest is now being planned in Los Angeles.
"Occupy Wall Street" Protest Has International Support; Setting Up for Long Haul