Journalism: A cache of new Occupy Wall Street emails shows several press types offering advice to the protesters. We’d be shocked, except the mainstream media have been openly helping the Occupy movement all along.
In one of the hundreds of Occupy Wall Street emails now posted online, MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan warns occupiers that they shouldn’t issue demands. “The focus on simple shared principle and intent to align with all who agree with that principle is a unique strength,” he advised.
Dylan isn’t an activist. He’s not a PR guy, either. He’s allegedly a journalist, and one with a long list of journalistic credentials on his resume. Nevertheless, the left dismissed Ratigan’s and other journalists’ email help, noting that they are avowed liberals. Maybe so, but try to imagine the reaction if Bill O’Reilly were caught emailing tips to the Tea Party.
In any case, the real crime here isn’t a few emails from left-wing journalists, but the fact that the rest of the “unbiased” mainstream press has been overtly helping the protesters as well.
Don’t think so?