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Is the Occupy Wall Street Message Really That Difficult to Decipher?

By far the best take we’ve seen on the media coverage of Occupy Wall Street comes courtesy of cartoonist Mark Hurwitt. Protesters may not have all the solutions, but their complaints are fairly obvious. Major TV news media creatures, however, seem incapable of processing anything that doesn’t come directly from a spokesperson who can “stay on message.” They’re so used to swallowing whatever reptilian spin they’re given, they don’t know operate in a human environment.

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