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CNN Praises Persistence of Wall St. Protests, 'Unignorable'

Citing a poll showing that 51 percent of Americans have heard of the Wall Street protests, CNN's American Morning co-hosts lobbed some compliments toward the protesters on Tuesday. Co-host Christine Romans made sure to emphasize that "the movement is really resonating."

This is the same network that has been following the protests for weeks and speculating if they will become the liberal version of the Tea Party. In contrast, CNN featured some controversial coverage of the original Tea Parties back in 2009, and anchor Anderson Cooper even employed an obscene term to describe them. [Video below the break. Click here for audio.]

Toward the end of Tuesday's 7 a.m. hour, CNN's Ali Velshi praised the persistence of the "Occupy Wall Street" crowd and credited them for making their protests "unignorable." Romans followed by touting their influence.

"I thought it was very interesting that more people know about 'Occupy Wall Street' than the Fed chief. You know?" Romans posed to her colleagues. "I mean, it just shows you how the movement is really resonating."

In the next hour, Velshi gave a soft interview to one of the "occupiers," where he thanked the protester at the end for "articulating your cause so well."

"I think that's – that's a great description of some of the frustration that people are feeling," he told protestor Priscilla Grim, co-editor of the "We Are the 99 Percent" blog, after quoting from the blog. Velshi asked her what she thought of the criticisms of the movement and of its coverage by the mainstream media.  

A transcript of the segment, which aired on October 11 at 7:53 a.m. EDT, is as follows:

[7:53]

CHRISTINE ROMANS: This morning's "Roman's Numeral," the number in the news today. The number is 49 percent.

CAROL COSTELLO: Um. Um. The number of men in the world.

(Laughter)

ALI VELSHI: That's good. That's a good guess.

ROMANS: Actually, it's a lot of different things. But it's actually, today it's the percentage of people who say they have never heard of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. Right? That's according to the ORC International poll, which means 51 percent have. Right? More than half have. If you're wondering how this compares to other things, say, the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, a poll last month found that 42 percent knew of him, had an opinion of the Fed chief. So more people know –

VELSHI: – of "Occupy Wall Street?"

ROMANS: So more people know of the Fed chief.

VELSHI: And the Occupy Wall Street people will tell you that the only reason 49 percent of people know it is because they feel that a lot of mainstream media has avoided the issue.

ROMANS: They've been after you a little bit about that, haven't they?

VELSHI: Yes. We haven't avoided the issue. And I got a tweet three minutes ago saying why aren't you covering the arrest in Boston. And I felt like saying, well why don't you watch our TV show because we actually are. So a lot of people just tweet that they hate the mainstream media, even though the mainstream media is covering this quite effectively.

And credit to the "Occupy Wall Street" folks, they've been going on so long about this, that it's unignorable.

COSTELLO: I thought it was very interesting that more people know about "Occupy Wall Street" than the Fed chief. You know? I mean, it just shows you how the movement is really resonating.
 

Comments

#1 Revolutionaries Without A Clue

Occupation is illegal.

To more fully comprehend the Left, one must read “Leftism As Psychopathy” by John Ray, M.A., Ph.D. Caution, it might scare you a little bit.
http://jonjayray.tripod.com/psycho.html

#2 So what? More people have

So what?

More people have heard of Hitler. Doesn't improve their opinion of the murdering basterd.


All of the above Mr Obama? --- How about ALL OF THE BELOW, instead.

#3 49 is the loneliest number

How about the Democrats Mormonophobia?

Oddly enough, in the latest Fox poll ....49% of Democrats actually say they would NOT vote for a Mormon to be President.

Talk about bigoted.


All of the above Mr Obama? --- How about ALL OF THE BELOW, instead.

#4 and the tea-party was so

and the tea-party was so forgettable? at least they had a purpose, a goal. they've influenced elections. obtained permits to protest and when done quietly returned to their jobs and homes.

this rabble blocks traffic and bridges(permits be damned), obstructs businesses, picks fights with law-enforcement, public nudity and rampant sexual escapades, don't get me started on the verified public drug usage.

there can be no comparison between the two movements though one of them DESERVES to be forgotten.

"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first." Ronald Reagan

#5 I think the financing for the

I think the financing for the Occupados will probably run out soon. After all, we haven't passed L'il Stimulus II yet. How can the DNC and the rest of the left keep funneling money to the "spontaneous" protesters, if their own funding is drying up?

 

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."  - Sir Winston Churchill

#6 So we are coming up on a

So we are coming up on a month of these diseased freaks protesting and barely half the country knows these protests are happening. If I were these guys on CNN I wouldn't interpret that as a positive. It only shows how the MSM's influence is seriously in decline and no pays very much attention to you anymore.

Obama.  Putting the P.O.S in P.O.T.U.S. since Jan. 20 2009.

#7 No need to watch the media,

No need to watch the media, you knew exactly what they were going to say and print as soon as these protests started:

"The GOP better pay attention now!"
"Here's a movement with teeth and they've sunk them in the truth!"
"Interview them from the upwind side, they really stink."
"Pass me that fatty."

I think the ones who were paid to start this and were not in the leadership will probably be heading for home once it starts to get cold. The leaders probably sneak into heated tents or off to quiet hotels after the daily media coverage departs. The gullible who will fall into any movement if a "poor, down-trodden" soul can be saved will probably attempt to stay the winter and cost the city they're camped out in thousands in medical and emergency care to save them from freezing to death. And the MSM will cry over their brave attempts.

 

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."  - Sir Winston Churchill

#8 People are ignoring the stinking hippies because it isn't 1969.

Not to mention there are more important issues voters are dealing with, say a runaway deficit and spending, an incompetent president and his corrupt administration, to name a few.

#9 Oh dear

I love this incessant hippie-blaming nonsense, as if 1) there is a hippie movement and 2) nothing has visually documented the diversity of the crowds. The more attention these protesters receive, the more the right will fight to devalue the movement. Fear is growing, this is only the beginning.

#10 Have you watched the livestream?

Read the meeting minutes? This stuff seriously writes itself.

Give Peas a Chance. ☑ ABØ in 2012

#11 Mister Funny strikes again

Have you looked at the crowds? They look pretty much like hippies to me. You know, long hair, unwashed, and now, old.

But hey, what is the value of the movement? Because they are having such a hard time defining it maybe you can let us in on it.

Proud member of the 53%!

#12 Pending

Ever figure out the opposite of "theist?"

#13 Ever answer the question: DID YOU SERVE?

Did you?

#14 Nope

What's your point?

#15 perhaps -

it's that you have expectation that everyone have an answer to your questions, yet don't bother to extend the same courtesy.

Give Peas a Chance. ☑ ABØ in 2012

#16 I'll answer any reasonable questions directed to me

Try me.

#17 I did. Maybe you just missed it among the low hanging fruit.

.

Give Peas a Chance. ☑ ABØ in 2012

#18 Anyone with a thousand usernames is not---

reasonable; in any way, shape, or form.

Add the fact that he sends filth through PM's - the word  reasonable being typed on his keyboard is nothing short of a joke.

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#19 How much are you paid for

How much are you paid for each post? What free government benefits are yo demanding?

Non, je ne regrette rien. "You aren't angry because I might be a racist, you're angry because you know I'm right".

#20 Did Angry Dead Black Irish Buttery Zippers serve?

Sure. He serves up truckloads of trollsh*t here seven days a week.

#21 Nice dodge Ted

Again...

Pending= have absolutely no clue. As usual.

_____________________________________________________________ I'm not too drunk to dance! It's just that people keep stepping on my hands!

#22 Only difference, Agent Orange---

between you and a ONE Trick Pony is that you have many, numerous, multiple, lotsa - usernames.

And despite the variegated roll call of same, your inane BS relegates all of them to being gnomobiotic.

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#23 Mister Funny

Ever figure out what you admitted to? That atheism IS a religion. Your words, not mine.

By the way, the "value" of the protests? Besides not letting Civil Rights icons speak because they are only as equal as everyone else.

Proud member of the 53%!

#24 Still no honesty, eh?

Fine. I'll take what you have to say with a grain of salt.

#25 "Still no honesty, eh?" ---

this from the man of a thousand usernames - who generally plays dumb until cinched down.

The phrase 'dripping with irony' jumps to mind in place of 'dripping with sarcasm'.

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#26 No honesty?

OMG you are funny. From the guy who keeps denying what he said...

Proud member of the 53%!

#27 OMG!

From the gal who's even more reading comprehension disabled than Mr RCD himself.

Here's a thought - why don't you go back to the proper thread and prove something. Anything. Then look up the definition of atheism.

Even better, let's discuss your religion on that other thread. Then you can get back to bashing the Wall St protestors.

#28 Teddy,

You're pretty hostile to me these days, what happened? And you dearie, were the one who brought up atheism on this thread, not me.

As far as giving me permission to bashing Wall Street Protesters AFTER I prove something (that's right out there in the open on the thread), nah. You're a ticking time bomb on these boards. You've outed yourself as a banned poster (again), and soon enough you'll tick the wrong person off (again) and it'll bye bye till you activate another sleeper account.

Proud member of the 53%!

#29 Hostile? Hardly.

I can give and take like the rest. And unless I'm mistaken, my name has never been Teddy. Drop it.

I sense you completely missed WHY I instructed you to visit the other thread. I structured my sentences the same way I did with Bratton...We can discuss this subject, and then move on to that. You understood that as "ATHEISM IS A RELIGION!!!"

Get it? I'm as kind as the kindness others have shown me. You feel I'm not treating you as well as you'd like? I'm not handing out badges of respect until I see a little. I'm not holding my breath.

#30 Class dismissed

So, now you take it upon yourself to 'instruct' others as to which threads to visit? Hay, who appointed you Headmistress?

And, as for your "badge of respect," who cares? This may come as a surprise to you, but most, if not all, of the people here don't need, nor do they seek, your approval and/or admiration. You're just not that important.

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. The US Constitution

Unless you're a fetus. The US Supreme Court

Or Anwar al-Awlaki.

#31 Drop it, you say, Teddy---

ooh, ooh, I just love it when someone gives orders through a keyboard.

Especially when that someone considers himself the smartest someone, evah.

Well, ok - the smartest someone in the room.

It is to laugh.

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#32 Let's play the "I'm not Ted Deddy" game boys and girls.

Mister Orange: ...my name has never been Teddy. Drop it.

Mister Orange: I'm pretty certain my name has never been Ted.

Mister Orange: What the f--- is dead zuppers?

Mister Orange: What is dead zippers mean??

Mister Orange: Ted here. I gotta say...

Whoops.

Mister Orange: Ted here. Can you guys stop...

Dang it.

#33 The Vet

When he called me a gal, I knew it was Teddy. Boy I got him riled!

Proud member of the 53%!

#34 yawn...yawn

Still waiting for an answer.

#35 So am I

So am I. Who appointed you Headmistress?

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. The US Constitution

Unless you're a fetus. The US Supreme Court

Or Anwar al-Awlaki.

#36 poor ADK

Boring yourself as well as the rest of us?

Proud member of the 53%!

#37 Poor Agent Orange---

The only arrows left in your quiver to loose at those who disagree with you are labeled RCD.

Really scraping bottom now, you are.

Liven it up, man - cut loose with your famed PM nastiness and filthy language right here on an open thread, so that by Friday we can all play the "What name is ADK/Ted/Deddy posting under now?"

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#38 Easy question

"Ever figure out the opposite of "theist?""

Yea, its "antitheist." "Anti," of course, meaning "opposite to." Which, by the way, perfectly describes your opinions about religion. They're opposite to those of most of the world's population. And that brings us to a new word: "antithetical." As in: your thoughts and beliefs are antithetical to just about everyone else's.

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. The US Constitution

Unless you're a fetus. The US Supreme Court

Or Anwar al-Awlaki.

#39 Agent Orange---

says 'the fear is growing'.

 Fear of what?

Of whom?

How would something of no value be devalued?

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#40 "Well, I'm not exactly

"Well, I'm not exactly quaking in my stylish yet affordable boots, but there's definitely something unnatural going on here..."

Give Peas a Chance. ☑ ABØ in 2012

#41 Which defines most---

liberal undertakings.   :o)

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#42 Interesting that the poll

Interesting that the poll question was have you heard of occupy rather than do you support occupy or agree with occupy.

“Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.” ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.

#43 So Velshi praised the lemmings on Wall Street?

 He praised the persistence of the demonstrators?  It's easy to be persistent, ticks are persistent, so are mosquitos.  I would imagine that, with the reports of the goings-on in the "encampments", crabs and STD's will soon be persistent, also, not to mention overdoses.

Let's revisit one of their demands, a "livable" wage, whether they work or not.  So, the lemmings just want to be paid to breathe.  Yeah, I guess that does make them "unignorable", but not for the reasons they think. 

To re-elect Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again.

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