Sunday, November 6, 2011

New York Post declares war on Occupy Wall Street / By Justin Elliott / Common Dreams

Friday, Nov 4, 2011 9:17 AM 21:57:00 PDT

New York Post declares war on Occupy Wall Street

Rupert Murdoch's tabloid runs three covers in a row attacking the movement

Friday's New York Post
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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.”
Justin Elliott
Justin Elliott is a Salon reporter. Reach him by email at and follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustin More Justin Elliott

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