On Fox News tonight, the desperation of the one percent reached a new high as Bill O’Reilly claimed that Occupy Wall Street is not growing.
Here is the video from Media Matters:
When Fox News needs a dose of reality denial, they call on Bill O’Reilly. Tonight while talking about Occupy Wall Street, Bill-O said, “The numbers are small, and you would think that they would grow if this was something that was serious. O’Reilly then claimed that union workers aren’t there, “It’s not the union workers who are there. It’s the leadership and their paid minions. It’s not the guys on the job out there.”
According to a CBS News report yesterday, “Thousands of protesters packed Foley Square, standing behind police barricades in front of the courthouse buildings. Some wore union T-shirts, others were in business attire, and many left work early to be there.”
From WLNS in Michigan, “”Occupy Wall Street” began as a small, grass-roots effort several weeks ago mostly with young people. It’s now grown to include organized labor and people of all ages.”
CNN reported yesterday that, “Wall Street protests swelled Wednesday to their largest numbers yet, after local unions pledged support to a third week of demonstrations against income inequality, corporate greed, corruption and a list of other social ills. Thousands meandered from lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park — considered a rallying point for the largely leaderless group — to Foley Square near City Hall. The crowd then looped back to the park, punctuating a 19-day protest that promotes a wide, if not ambiguous, range of messages.”
Everyone with a set of eyes can see that Occupy Wall Street is growing. Only those who are completely delusional and in denial a.k.a. Fox News would even dare to claim that this movement is growing. In fact, Occupy Wall Street is growing into something serious. The protests are spreading around the country, now they are being reported on by the mainstream media. They have gone from a small unorganized movement to a protest of thousands in a few weeks.
Bill O’Reilly’s spin tonight was pure delusion and denial. Fox News is afraid of Occupy Wall Street. They are terrified of the message, are horrified that the movement will spread. Fox News can keep pretending that the protests aren’t growing, but they can’t deny the reality that these protests have the power to change the political landscape. Occupy Wall Street isn’t a protest by union leaders. It is an action from the people.
When Fox News can’t handle reality, they desperately flee the facts for a world of their own delusions. Fox News is desperate. The one percent are scared, and Occupy Wall Street is on the rise.