Last night, The Daily Show spent a good amount of time of the show covering OWS.
No mention however, of an 84 year old woman who was drenched in pepper spray. Or, the peaceful protestors in the food tents that got beat, tear gassed and arrested in the wee hours. Nor did they discuss the Bloomberg/NYPD media blackout of the clearing of Zuccotti Park. Or, as one NY Times reporter experienced upon informing a police officer that they were press, "not tonight."
Nope, none of those things were covered or discussed. What was covered? A startlingly smug hit piece featuring Samantha Bee on OWS at the expense of a few young people. The piece comes off cruel, baiting & desperate for a narrative. Really stretching for divisive hypocrisies that aren't really there. Aka, suggesting that one man's aversion to sharing his iPad with complete strangers while he suggests that there should be government programs to create more access to internet technologies is somehow hypocritical??
What's next, chalk boards and non sequiturs?
The Daily Show's recent sentiments on OWS is so surprisingly close to Glenn Beck & Fox New's narratives that TDS is now prominently featured on Glenn Beck's website.
Anyway, if you haven't seen last night's piece yet...just check it for yourselves.
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