In just the first eleven days of October, ABC, CBS and NBC flooded their morning and evening newscasts with a whopping 33 full stories or interview segments on the protesters. This was a far cry from the greeting the Tea Party received from the Big Three as that conservative protest movement was initially ignored (only 13 total stories in all of 2009) and then reviled.
UPDATE: They’re socialists. Read more at AoSHQ which opines:
The media found the one or two racists in the Tea Party and made them the face of the movement; meanwhile, it finds the one or two people who are not avowedly Marxist and makes them the standard-bearer.
Curiously, the only point universally agreed upon by the protesters and their admirers in the Democratic Party and the mainstream media is that “Occupy Wall Street” should be compared to the tea party. Yes, that would be the same tea party that has been denounced and slandered by the Democratic Party and the mainstream media for the last three years. – WINGLESS, BLOODSUCKING AND PARASITIC: MEET THE FLEA PARTY!
And what a contrast from the We are the 99% losers. Take a look:
Above from We are the 53%.
Above from GetaDamnJobYouHippie.org.
Above from Recording Artist Ava Aston’s Blog.
And the reality is Barack Obama is the 1%:
After all, who is the biggest recipient of Wall St money?
Though a few representatives of minority groups have appeared among the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City, photos and videos of the left-wing mini-throngs indicate they suffer from a serious lack of diversity. And the protesters themselves told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that they are conscious of the issue, if not the inconsistency it demonstrates. A 40-photo Washington Post slideshow showing hundreds of angry protesters in New York and other cities includes no more than 15 clearly identifiable minority protesters, and just six African-Americans. The rest of the protesters shown are white, and most are male. In 26 photos from San Francisco and Chicago gatherings posted on OccupyTogether.org, only one person from a minority group is clearly visible, and it’s unclear whether he is a protester or a bystander. Minority groups are similarly underrepresented in photos and videos posted on OccupyWallSt.org, the self-described “unofficial de facto online resource for the ongoing protests happening on Wall Street.”
The Tea Party is supposedly less popular than #OWS. But that’s because the Tea Party has concrete policy goals, many of which are controversial — the American public likes spending money it doesn’t have — and has fought tooth-and-nail for these agenda items for two years.
What has #OWS fought for, so far? Time Magazine presents their agenda as a gauzy populist reform movement which — incidentally — could also be used to describe the Tea Party. The Tea Party, of course, despises the crony not-capitalist system, too. (Where OWS and the Tea Party differ, of course, is on which alternative model to pursue. For the Tea Party, it’s genuine capitalism; for OWS, it’s socialism.)
Via Gateway Pundit:
For the Record… More Blacks Supported Tea Party Movement Than Support #Occupy Movement
Today the Washington Post reported that African Americans, who are 12.6 percent of the U.S. population, make up only 1.6 percent of Occupy Wall Street.
It’s too bad the Occupy Movement couldn’t be like the tea party.
An April 2010 Gallup poll found that 6% of tea party support came from non-hispanic blacks.
But asked whether they have a higher opinion of the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street movement the Tea Party wins out 43-37, representing a flip from last month when Occupy Wall Street won out 40-37 on that question. Again the movement with independents is notable- from preferring Occupy Wall Street 43-34, to siding with the Tea Party 44-40.
In the online survey of a representative national sample of 1,031 American adults, 51 per cent of respondents say they are angrier about the amount of money that the government spends, and how high taxes, the national debt and the federal budget deficit currently are.
Two-in-five Americans (40%) are angrier about social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of commercial interests and lobbyists on the U.S. government.
The notion that government is overspending and taxes are too high—which has been the main message of the Tea Party movement—resonated in all areas of the country, and is particularly popular among Republicans (79%). Conversely, the proportion of respondents who are angry about economic inequality—as expressed in several Occupy Wall Street rallies—is highest among Democrats (58%).
the troops would not complain to the cameras even if there were any left in the war zones documenting their struggles. They aren’t whiners. They may be the same general age as the Occupy Wall Street gang, but they occupy a very different, less frivolous world.
Our troops likely don’t give any thought at all to these spoiled adolescents. But if they did, they might suggest that if these Occupy Wall Street losers really wanted to fight injustice and build a better world, they would get a haircut, head to a recruiting station and occupy a pair of combat boots.
Who is Violent – Left or Right? (310++ Cases) – Occupy Wall Street and other places from no. 315 onwards.