A Tale of Two City Desks: Covering Occupy Campers vs. Black Friday Campers
Has anyone else caught the irony in recent TV news reports on Occupy campers vs. Twilight or Black Friday campers?
The image we've been fed of Occupiers is they are hacky sacking slackers compelled by Marxist theory and a hash-numbed understanding of modern day capitalism to block real people (i.e., those with jobs) from getting to their banks, offices and other places of employment.
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See, if you are pissed about Wall Street being bailed out by taxpayers without returning the favor, you are scum worthy of Fox mocking. The reason you have no money, no job and no opportunities is not the fault of the fat cats, it's the fault of the government regulations preventing corporations from doubling, tripling or fourpeling their already record-setting profits. Because no zipper will even be touched to begin the trickle down process until Big Gubment's gone like Donkey Kong. Besides Big Gubment gave fat cats the bailout checks; no one would blame you for cashing a government check, unless you're poor, of course.
Damn, I believe I just channeled Commie Girl.
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Come to think of it, there really isn't any irony here. Scratch what I wrote above.
The one thing the Occupy and Black Friday campers do have in common is reporters have no clue what they want until they bother to ask them, not that they'd ever understand all the answers anyway.
Back to you in the studio . . .
Oh, this just in: Martin Luther King Jr., possibly by some CGI shit or something, addresses the 99 Percent Movement: