Activists Protest Outside CNN Demanding Fair and Accurate Reporting on Standing Rock

CNN, as well as most other mainstream media outlets, have failed to report on nearly any development of the pipeline dispute.

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Native American activists are protesting outside CNN’s office building in Hollywood demanding more coverage on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

The Indigenous Life Movement has covered the event via Facebook:

The group can be heard singing and playing instruments in peaceful protest outside the building. They have to raise awareness about the bias or near-lack of coverage the mainstream news network is giving to the protests in North Dakota.

CNN has barely covered the situation in North Dakota. On Thursday, when police showed up in full riot gear and used tear gas and pepper spray on the peaceful water protectors, the network finally ran a small story featured on their homepage with a headline that stated the protesters were starting fires.

Although additional details were given when reading the actual report, CNN failed to report on any of injustices on the part of the police, including protestors being injured by shrapnel from concussion grenades and pepper spray to the face.

As one protestor said, “They’re not doing their job. They’re not informing people of the real issues. They want to pervert and distort what’s happening there.”

CNN, as well as most other mainstream media outlets, have failed to report on nearly any development of the pipeline dispute. The only thing they seem to report on is when it escalates to a point where police are arresting water protectors, and even then they fail to discuss the larger issue at hand of the corporate greed that is driving confrontation.

Several people took to Twitter to call out CNN for their silence:

Tell the Obama Administration to Abandon the Dakota Access Pipeline


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Alexandra Jacobo is a dedicated progressive writer, activist, and mother with a deep-rooted passion for social justice and political engagement. Her journey into political activism began in 2011 at Zuccotti Park, where she supported the Occupy movement by distributing blankets to occupiers, marking the start of her earnest commitment to progressive causes. Driven by a desire to educate and inspire, Alexandra focuses her writing on a range of progressive issues, aiming to foster positive change both domestically and internationally. Her work is characterized by a strong commitment to community empowerment and a belief in the power of informed public action. As a mother, Alexandra brings a unique and personal perspective to her activism, understanding the importance of shaping a better world for future generations. Her writing not only highlights the challenges we face but also champions the potential for collective action to create a more equitable and sustainable world.