Adbusters Wants To Bust The New York Times

This is interesting: Adbusters says that the New York Times is “denying” them the right of reply in regard to a recent column by David Brooks where he refers to Adbusters as the magazine “previously best known for the 2004 essay, “Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish?” — an investigative report that identified some of the most influential Jews in America and their nefarious grip on policy.” Adbusters felt that Brooks portrays the magazine as “anti-Jewish.”

From what I can tell, I think that the Times is upholding protocol by simply not giving Adbusters more space than they normally allot, and Adbusters is taking offense to this as if it were a personal attack. If I were Adbusters, I would pen an op-ed and try to get that in the Times. Or just avoid responding in the Times altogether and write the response in any other news outlet, mainstream or not: The Nation, Huffington Post, AlterNet. Shouldn’t be hard to find an audience.

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OWS Roundup From The NYTimes

#OccupyWallSt Roundup, Day 38

By JILLIAN DUNHAM

There’s an app for … getting arrested. A software developer named Jason Van Anden created I’m Getting Arrested, a smartphone application that allows you to send mass text messages before your hands go into cuffs. [Brooklyn Paper] Read more

Dear People Out There Who “Don’t Get” The Occupy Wall Street Protests:

The New York Times just about explains it all here:

“The jobless rate for college graduates under age 25 has averaged 9.6 percent over the past year; for young high school graduates, the average is 21.6 percent. Those figures do not reflect graduates who are working but in low-paying jobs that do not even require diplomas. Such poor prospects in the early years of a career portend a lifetime of diminished prospects and lower earnings — the very definition of downward mobility.”

And:

“They are exactly right when [the protesters] say that the financial sector, with regulators and elected officials in collusion, inflated and profited from a credit bubble that burst, costing millions of Americans their jobs, incomes, savings and home equity. As the bad times have endured, Americans have also lost their belief in redress and recovery.”

And in reference to the idea of the ninety-nine percent: Read more