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RNC Launches New Project to Grow Grassroots Movement

AmyDB Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:11 PM
The LA Times has a decent report on the media & TEA Party versus OWS. The media have a history of getting mass social movements wrong. Some of that is by coldly calculated political intent, especially in these hyper-partisan times, some by the definition-defying nature of giant collectives, especially in their formative moments. Reporters want to know what these large and often-amorphous gatherings mean. Editors and producers want an instant take. And protest organizers crave the attention. They insist on their story being told, even as they're arguing about just what the story should be. (cont)
AmyDB Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:11 PM
Fox News shamelessly promoted the 2009 tea party rallies on tax day, both before and afterward, while MSNBC personalities mocked the same events as a gross misappropriation (a.k.a., "AstroTurf") of real grass-roots action. Today the roles have been reversed. Ed Schultz and company at MSNBC have embraced Occupy Wall Street, while Fox had a new-found disdain for public displays of disaffection. What could we possibly learn from protesters who don't mind their manners?
AmyDB Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:13 PM
Now persoally I lean towards the Constitution views of the TEA Party but I can see some of the points OWS came up with.
I can not however embrace the lawlessness or disrespect for personal property that some in OWS evinced.

The Republican National Committee has launched a new website with hopes of engaging activists to help "analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 election cycle efforts of the RNC" and "is reaching out to hundreds of individuals including RNC Members, grassroots activists, donors, elected officials, community leaders and other important partners to help the Republican Party form a solid path going forward." The RNC believes in order to to properly prepare for 2016, as rumblings of who the GOP candidates will be have already started, activists must be engaged in the conversation about improvement.

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