More than 700 people were arrested last weekend during the Occupy Wall Street protest. On Wednesday, approximately 10,000 marched in lower Manhattan and similar protests have sprung up in LA, Portland, Boston, Chicago and other cities. (See: Occupy Wall Street Gains Traction: "The Message Is Definitely Getting Out")
This weekend, a caravan of UAW workers from Michigan is expected to arrive in New York to join the movement which, for better or worse, now has the backing of organized labor. And, for better or worse, Occupy Wall Street got some tacit support this week from President Obama who said the movement "expresses the frustrations that the American people feel."
Which brings us to another edition of Taken to Task....
Most of the mainstream press coverage so far has been dismissive of the protests and, in some cases, downright patronizing.
"SERIOUSLY?" CNN's Erin Burnett asked mockingly after finding one protester who didn't know the government made money on the Wall StreetRead More »from Taken to Task: Occupy Wall Street’s Nattering Nabobs of Negativity