Conservative Blogger Visits Occupy Denver
… and doesn’t find what he quite expected.
And that really is the rub – if you listen to the OccupyDenver advocates, not the mainstream press and not the mentally ill, high, and other oddities the press obsesses upon you get a coherent message. It is a message that I often do not share, but it is a very different message than the stereotypes consistently portrayed about OccupyDenver.
Much of the criticism of the movement is that it is dirty, anti-police, violent, and socialist. I spent most of yesterday afternoon reviewing the Denver Post’s and the local television stations’ website coverage of the movement. Almost every headline and opening of a story is about violence, about filth, about anti-police behavior, about people who are incoherent. And almost always buried at the bottom of the article is a statement from the OccupyDenver activists that the people interviewed or arrested were not associated with OccupyDenver.
Read the rest. A well-written piece by conservative blogger, John Howard.