For two weeks now thousands of protesters have camped out at Liberty Park to protest (what else would protesters do) this country being ruled by Bankers, who have no loyalty to this country.
For the first week it was ignored in the MSM and the protesters were arrested under silly laws, like it is illegal in New York to wear a mask to a demonstration, even if you wear it on the back of your head.
When the crowd didn't leave after a week, one police officer Anthony “Tony Baloney” Bologna started doing walk-by pepperspraying of the protesters that were roped in to designated areas and the protests finally got media attention.
I need to mention this was one officer out of 3,400. His actions reflect badly on the other 3,399 officers that are doing their job.
There have been over 800 arrests of demonstrators, not one arrest of the bankers that crashed the economy.
Very few have covered why the demonstrators are there.
A lot of them are recent grads, entering the job market with $80,000 to $100,000 in student debt and if they do land a job they will be paying a larger percentage of their income in taxes than the bankers who hold their loans.
Some of them like having a post office, and are protesting the government bailing out the banks to a tune of over $3 trillion while the post office is begging for money because a law signed by Bush states that they have to fund their retirees fully for 75 years into the future.
Some have lost their homes from robo-forclosures.
One thing they all have in common is they believe in this country, and aren't going to sit by as the wages for 99% of Americans drop like a stone and basic services are being cut so the top 0.1% can enjoy record earning.
What little attention these demonstrators have gotten in the media doesn't show that they are there to protest the injustice of making 99% of citizens pay for the greed and crimes of the top 0.1%.
If they reported on why the demonstrators were there, others might see their point and join them.
So to the MSM, I say, “This is a NEWS event, your job as reporters is to cover the NEWS and let the viewer see what the story is about. The story is why the demonstrators are there. Cover that!”
If you would like to learn more about the Occupy Wall St movement go to occupywallst.org.
By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE