How much right wing money is being spent to discredit Occupy Wall Street?

By: GottaLaff

Yesterday I posted American Spectator editor admits to being agent provocateur at D.C. National Air and Space Museum. Please read it, because the media isn’t reporting this, nor are they accurate in what they are reporting about the events of that day.

For instance, in my morning L.A. Times, they ran an article about Herman Cain and incorporated some of the Museum story elements.

Since then, in their online version of the story, they’ve scrubbed all references to the Museum. However, I tracked down the original wording here:

One day after demonstrators closed the National Air and Space Museum, Republican presidential contender Herman Cain […]

The Air and Space Museum reopened a day after demonstrators swarmed in to protest a drone exhibit.

Spokeswoman Isabel Lara told The Associated Press the museum opened on schedule Sunday. It had closed Saturday after security guards used pepper spray to repel more than 100 demonstrators. Some were from Occupy D.C.

Remember, an American Spectator editor, Patrick Howley, admitted to infiltrating and provoking the authorities into pepper spraying the protesters:

He states that “as far as anyone knew I was part of this cause — a cause that I had infiltrated the day before in order to mock and undermine in the pages of The American Spectator — and I wasn’t giving up before I had my story.”

Now remember something else: The American Spectator was the magazine that funded David Brock in Arkansas when he was researching all those Democratic “scandals” in the early ’90s. So, exactly how much right wing money is being spent to discredit Occupy Wall Street?

ADDED, via Paul Krugman:

This special treatment can’t bear close scrutiny — and therefore, as they see it, there must be no close scrutiny. Anyone who points out the obvious, no matter how calmly and moderately, must be demonized and driven from the stage. In fact, the more reasonable and moderate a critic sounds, the more urgently he or she must be demonized, hence the frantic sliming of Elizabeth Warren.

So who’s really being un-American here? Not the protesters, who are simply trying to get their voices heard. No, the real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth.


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