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Occupy Wall Street Is Overrun With Big Media’s Preening Narcissists

OCCUPY Wall Street has been Occupying Media. The Telegraph’s Tim Stanley observes:

Only when you get there do you realise the extent to which the Occupy movement is the creation of the mainstream media. The park is tiny (it’s about half the size of Soho Square) and even when it was packed it couldn’t have held more than 1,000. The space was reduced by media presence, which is wall to wall and preposterous. Journalists outnumbered protesters by four to one – there were so few demonstrators that the reporters starting interviewing each other. Whenever something (anything!) happened, we all ran over and filmed it. This included a dog that started barking. I took a photo of it and an Australian journalist stuck a microphone under its nose.

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Posted: 18th, November 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment