My friend Ari Rabin-Havt from Media Matters (where I'm a senior fellow...at least that's what I've read recently) has written one of the best pieces I've read so far on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Here's a snippet:
f those in the media casting aspersions on the protestors had spent a decade covering the underlying problems with our economy, instead of cheerleading the housing bubble; worked to expose the lies that led our country to war, instead of taking an administration at its word; and not allow themselves to be manipulated by political and media figures whose goal was simply to distort our political processes, there might not be a need to Occupy Wall Street. Instead the dreadlocked girl is still right -- we need a new system.
Hey, remember how I said blogging would be very light this week? I wasn't kidding.