The one-month anniversary of the nation’s largest prison strike in history passed Sunday with little fanfare. Since the event began, the strikes—taking place in 29 prisons in 12 states—have received a scattering of coverage,mostly from left-wing press. Though most big media names have ignored it, mainstream publications like the Wall Street Journal and CBS News have chimed in with reporting. But the complete lack of coverage from MSNBC is the most glaring of all: MSNBC is the gatekeeping standard-bearer of progressive media in the U.S., setting the tone daily for what liberals should care about. More importantly, for 10 years the network has kept its ratings afloat on the weekends by exploiting prison labor in its reality TV show "Lockup."
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