On The Listening Post this week: Despite scant media attention to their six-month long protests, Native Americans and their supporters emerge victorious. Plus, Israel’s media man, Netanyahu.
Dakota Access Pipeline: Protests, politics and the press
After more than six months of protests, the Native American Standing Rock tribe and their supporters have wrested a victory in the case of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The scant coverage of these protests highlight at least two areas where the American mainstream media consistently underperforms – indigenous and environmental issues.
Talking us through the story are: Tristan Ahtone, freelance journalist; Amy Goodman, host, Democracy Now!; Amy Sisk, journalist, Prairie Public TV & Radio; and Sydney Brownstone, reporter, The Stranger newspaper, Seattle.