October 2, 2011, 2:05 pm
Across the country—in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, and over 100 other locations—marches, organizing meetings and tent cities have begun. Thousands are marching. Hundreds have been arrested.
Above, see an interesting example of our friends at The New York Times (NYT) spinning their coverage. Interestingly, I’ve just had an exchange on the subject of that paper’s self-proclaimed “impartiality,” which it used as an excuse to formally reprimand Chris Hedges, whose blistering op-ed adorns the front page of the Occupied Wall Street journal.
Regular readers know that I’ve previously questioned the NYT’s bias, particularly on education issues.
More Drivel from the NYT
Citizens Smarter than NYT and Washington Post, Again
Education Policy Summit or Puppet Show?
Parents and Teachers, the Alienated Democratic Base
September 28, 2011, 4:25 pm
Susan Sarandon and Cornel West have met with the occupation; dozens of cities are seeing fledgling occupation movements. An Occupy Boston! organizing meeting last night reportedly drew over 300 participants; marches and occupations are ongoing in Chicago and Los Angeles, and expected this weekend in both San Francisco and San Jose, as well as Washington, D.C. Buffalo, New York and Lexington, Kentucky are seeing hundreds express interest in occupation-related events via social media. Glenn Greenwald at Salon does the best job so far of analyzing the left’s bungled reaction to the occupation:
Some of this anti-protest posturing is just the all-too-familiar New-Republic-ish eagerness to prove one’s own Seriousness by castigating anyone to the left of, say, Dianne Feinstein or John Kerry; for such individuals, multi-term, pro-Iraq-War Democratic Senator-plutocrats define the…