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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The meaning of Occupy Wall Street
A very fine piece from reason where the author actually goes and observed the Occupy Wall Street ongoing rally and talks to people. As usual, things are more subtle than what one might think from reading or watching many media outlets. Fox News was doing a full court press on the weekend on the theme that the Occupy Wall Street folks were completely and utterly different from the tea party, so much so that surely many viewers must have thought that they were protesting a bit too much. The portside.org emails, on the other hand, make it out to be the second coming of the 1960s or perhaps of 1917 (even better!). Neither, not surprisingly, is correct.