Been wondering why the media is so cravenly sympathetic to the violent “Occupy” movement? They’re part of it, that’s why.
While journalists are quick to expose conflicts of interest that could influence political leaders, some often-sympathetic reporters covering the Occupy Wall Street movement might want to look in the mirror.
Those are the journalists belonging to the Newspaper Guild, a national union that represents many journalists in the state, including some at The New York Times.
The Guild is a branch of the CWA, or Communications Workers of America, one of the strongest supporters of the Occupy effort in the nation.
The union’s home page on the Web, for instance, proudly declares, “CWA Supports the Occupy Movement.’’
And it also declares, “CWAers have joined with the Occupy movement across the country to stand up against the destructive power of corporate greed.”
“We share the same goal: that it’s time to put our country ahead of personal enrichment. It will take a broad movement of millions of us, standing together, to make sure that our voices are heard,” said CWA President Larry Cohen.
“Removing Occupy demonstrators from Zuccotti Park or from any other city in our country won’t stop the movement that is growing every day, to get money out of politics, to create good jobs in the U.S, and to restore our democracy and the standing of ordinary Americans.”
I think we’ve figured out why nearly every news story on OWS is sure to have the “mostly peaceful” meme within it.