Rosalie Rosenfeld’s Oct. 25 refutation of my letter concerning the Occupy Wall Street protesters did not address any of the facts I provided about the actual reasons for the protests, which was the point of my letter. It appears that when some writers are confronted with evidence they can not refute, they simply change the subject to something else or distort what was said.
In this case, she chose to focus on what she calls the “dying media” and asserted that Fox reports the news accurately while the “dying media” seeks to manipulate it. Actually, I watch Fox, as well as CNN, MSNBC, and CSPAN, and find that Fox manipulates the news more than any of the other major networks.
I watched Fox broadcast a video of what they claimed were violent protesters at the state Capitol in Wisconsin, and there were palm trees in the background.
When Fox was confronted with this obvious impossibility, they excused it as a “mistake.” Unfortunately, they make many such “mistakes” in their efforts to promote their conservative agenda, so Ms. Rosenfeld is actually being misinformed as a Fox viewer.
The writer also did not address my prediction that the OWS protests should be taken seriously because these people are extremely angry about the economic inequities and corruption existing in our country today, and the situation would probably worsen.
Today, typically, Fox demonized these protesters as “communists,” “radicals,” “un-American” and worse instead of focusing on the legitimate reasons for the protests, as the “dying media” did.
The number of Americans who are beginning to realize there is something really wrong going on in our country is growing.
A poll today showed that 54 percent of Americans now agree with the protests. Civil unrest is inevitable as people realize the American dream is no longer within their grasp.