Occupy Wall Street ignored? No.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 3, 2011
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The image/text above is irritating, silly, conspiracy-mongering…and fake (see comments for more).


Occupy Wall Street is Awesome. But the problem is those of us on the sidelines, not (most of) the media: just about all of us need to remember to learn how to read for more than 30 seconds at a time.

Let’s support the movement by…reading, participating…not just surfing Facebook casually and talking conspiracy.

The Tea Party has the exact same complaint: that the “left-wing media” ignores their vast, grassroots movement.

The Left loves to complain about corporate media controlling what The People see or hear.

As the saying goes, if both extremes are pissed at you, you’re doing something right.

So, on behalf of the Fourth Estate, I suggest you read a paper or reputable web site and STFU.

Everyone loves to blame the media…both sides…this has been on the cover of the NY Times and everything I’ve looked at for weeks. It’s awesome, inspiring, it gets ratings, there’s no reason media would ignore it—elephant, for example, doesn’t even have a writing staff (we’re non-corporate-backed media) and yet we’ve covered it incessantly—but seeing these claims that media aren’t covering Occupy Wall Street?

Silly, as far as I can tell—as silly as the Tea Party’s frequent claims that they don’t get covered.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom


16 Responses to “Occupy Wall Street ignored? No.”

  1. I do have to say the coverage was a bit delayed. When I first heard of it, there wasn't much to be found in mainstream media. Love to see that it's getting attention. Cheers!

  2. Guest says:

    Re-posting this image is irresponsible, bad journalism at best. It is photoshopped. http://blog.timparkinson.net/2011/09/30/lies-damn

  3. Tamara says:

    Hey Waylon, for those naysayers that are saying this photo is a photo shop fake. I found the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6KorAAqgxQ&fe

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