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How the media covered Occupy Wall Street—and crony capitalism

Mark Milke notes that corporate welfare and business subsidies are under-reported by news outlets - particularly, by those news outlets which have reported on the Occupy movement.

Here is a useful conclusion drawn from the media numbers: If reporters and editors want to investigate actual examples of crony capitalism/corporate welfare, then handouts and loans to politically-connected businesses offer a huge and under-reported target.