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Forum Post: Well thought out article

Posted 1 year ago on May 2, 2012, 9:14 a.m. EST by TheMisfit (48)
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The truth may be hard to hear, but the key points are quite valid.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/02/opinion/etzioni-occupy-tea-party/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

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[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

fuck any antiwar news

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[-] 0 points by infonomics (393) 1 year ago

The article is certainly not flattering but the real concern should be the dismay noted in the associated comments.

[-] 0 points by TheMisfit (48) 1 year ago

OWS is a lost cause on CNN and at the AP. The comments are about 99% (pun intended) negative towards OWS. They lost the popular support and are becoming less and less relevant each day.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Nothing has changed - the corporate owned media has always been against the movements against their greed corruption and white collar crime the crime that caused the economic meltdown. The greed that has starved the working class and made our economy anemic for decades now.

[-] -1 points by JadedGem (895) 1 year ago

Oh, I stopped watching CNN when I was having to get my news from viral internet pieces about Occupy. Its just a channel the rich watch to try to guess what stocks they should buy and sell. The coverage of Waco was messed up too. I knew back then they weren't real news. I'd started to watch it a little when they pulled the crap with Occupy. They can't have me back as a viewer, its just not gonna happen. People put up with local crap news to find out who's been locked up and who's been turned loose, maybe check the weather.

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

There ya go. Careful of the weather spin though {:-]) I will watch many sources just to track spin and see who is pushing what agenda.

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Tea people are usually older than OWS, so they are better organized and have better management skills.

For McCain to say that without Tea they would not have been able to pass the largest credit card purchase in the history of the planet is the perfect example of these politicians saying things that are nothing more than...well...flat out lies.

[-] -1 points by beautifulworld (20509) 1 year ago

The author of this article completely misunderstands Occupy Wall Street and can't get his head to wrap around the complexities and broad change that this movement is trying to bring about. OWS is something new and different, it doesn't fit into his historical mold and he's uncomfortable with it, so he puts it down.

Suggested reading for a clearer understanding:

David Graeber's article: http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-wall-streets-anarchist-roots/

And, "Why Are We Striking ? Or to Put it Another Way – What’s Wrong with the World ?" by Mike David : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31215.htm