New York Post declares war on Occupy Wall Street


Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid runs three covers in a row attacking the movementFriday's New York Post

 

From the beginning, Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post was never exactly friendly to the cause of Occupy Wall Street.

When the NYPD arrested hundreds on the Brooklyn Bridge in one of the watershed events of the young movement on Oct. 1, most of the media seized on the heavy-handed (and possible illegal) police tactics. The Post, on the other hand,led its story with an unnamed “Ground Zero construction worker” bashing protesters:

One irate driver, a Ground Zero construction worker, was livid.

“I work my ass off all day, and these goddamned hippies close down the Brooklyn Bridge so I can’t get home?” he said. “This ain’t right!”

A few days later, columnist Andrea Peyser sneered at the Occupy encampment at Zuccotti Park as “the planetary point where bitchery meets bellyaching.”

But the Post has now kicked its attacks on Occupy into high gear. Today the cover of the tabloid labeled the protesters “animals” (see image above). The story, complete with video, is about a “mentally ill” homeless man picking fights with those sleeping in the park. The homeless man is punched by a protester after his tent is kicked. And he’s not an anti-Wall Street protester; his cryptic signs say, “USA-Turk Army Ended My Diplomatic Career 6 Times” and “AC Tropicana Casino Robbed My $30K Pay For My Driving Job.”

Friday’s piece comes after a front-page editorial Thursday calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to forcibly evict the protesters:

And that came after Wednesday’s cover, a debunked storyof a Wall Street cafe laying off workers because of disruptions caused by Occupy protesters:

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Occupiers should probably interpret all this attention from the Post as a sign of success.

 

 By Justin Elliott/Salon 

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One thought on “New York Post declares war on Occupy Wall Street

  1. LMAO,,,THAT WAS FUNNNNNN’TEE,,,,WHAT THE ONE GUY SAID ABOUT HE WORKS HIS ASS OFF ALL DAY AND THESE HIPPES CLOSE DOWN THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE,,,NOW THAT WAS FUNNY…WELL, REALLY NOT BECAUSE I WOULD BE BEYOND PISSED WITH THOSE DAMN PEOPLE,,THEY ARE TAKING THIS WHOLE OCCUPY THING TO FAR,,MOST OF THEM ARE MORE THEN LIKEY HIGH ON SOME DAMN PILLS OR SOMETHING ANYWAY,,,THEY PROBABLY DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS DEMONSTRATION IS REALLY ABOUT,,,THEY PROBABLY THINK IT’S THE NEW MILLENNIUM “WOODSTOCK” ,,,OOOOHH BOY, WAIT UNTIL THIER HIGH FINALLY COMES DOWN….WAIT FOR IT, WAIT FOR IT (IN MY ALLIGATOR MAN VOICE) MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH,,,PEOPLE WHO REALLY HAVE ISSUE W/THIS WHOLE FC MESS VOICE ISN’T BEING HEARD…SMDH

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