So I found out this
morning on Twitter that there's to be an Occupy Boston powwow modeled
after the Occupy Wall Street actions that have been going so well in
New York. I was surprised not because the spirit spread to Mass, but
because I didn't get a press release. Call me arrogant if you want,
but the fact is that I probably cover more protests than any other
reporter in Boston, and found it to be a bit strange.
Or maybe it's not so
strange. Perhaps it's an intentional oversight so that those who
occupy Boston can mimic their Big Apple counterparts and complain
obsessively that there's no coverage. Which brings me to the real
point of this post, which is to call bullshit on the parrot clowns
who have been claiming for a week now that the media's ignoring the
New York action. You know the type - they don't actually follow the news, but they know everything about it.
As displayed below, there
was and is no lack of coverage - I'd even go as far as to say that I've never seen a protest action of this sort get more attention. From the start of the occupation to
the time that shit got rowdy, reporters have been there documenting.
I'm no fan of the mainstream press, but the fact – and I don't use
that word loosely – is that they were on their job. As fun as it is
to complain about us, the corporate media (and even outlets that are owned by these nefarious institutions) is not the problem here. Wall Street
I hope that Occupy Boston
goes well. Much like the Occupy Wall Street kids, I wish nothing but
the worst for all scumbags who pillaged our economy. But I'm getting
really sick of political novices and hipster dipshits thinking that
the world needs to suddenly pay attention because they bought a tent
and made a sign. If you want a quick hand job, post something clever
on Facebook. Most activists would chop a finger off to get half this much major coverage. Now stop being babies and carry on - you sound like Glenn Beck bitching that nobody covered his redneck parade in DC last year.
A VERY condensed list
of Occupy Wall Street coverage (please note that many of these outlets have reported on the action several times, and that these links are just from BEFORE cops lost their fucking minds down there, triggering the real media storm):
New York Times
New York Magazine