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Novel idea: How about we work on the assumption we're not completely fucked?

Just a thought, don't want to seem a Pollyanna or a Little Mary Sunshine. Hoisting my own comment from John Halle's post:

In bridge, if the only way to win the hand is to assume that the cards fall a certain way, that's the assumption to make....

Rather a Pascal's wager, except for political economy. And on the media blackout:

Surely I am not the only one to notice that (a) only when the narrative became violence were the events at Liberty Plaza permitted national coverage, and that (b) from the standpoint of organization building the coverage might well have been utterly useless. The story ought to be the self-organizing of the occupiers. That's the message. The rest is noise, and deliberate noise.

Our famously free press: Does anybody remember an old movie, I think with Graham Moore, that has The Devil as a character? I'm remembering the Devil mischievously putting a big scratch on a record, a music reproduction technology that existed in the days of my youth, and then hooking the record onto a sort of pulley arrangement that whizzed the scratched record down to Earth, presumably for some human to despair of... Our famously free press is rather like that Devil.

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Submitted by dr sardonicus on

I'd like to see the next protests held in front of the corporate offices and main studios of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and CNN. That might be a hard story for them to ignore, given that it would be happening on their doorstep, and that the media loves nothing more than reporting on itself. There would also be a unique opportunity for nationalizing the protests by organizing simultaneous demonstrations in front of local network affiliates - given a bit of planning, you could have protestors in front of the majority of major market TV stations in the country. The media wants to be part of the story, I say give 'em the opportunity.

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Submitted by editor_u on

Does anybody remember an old movie, I think with Graham Moore, that has The Devil as a character? I'm remembering the Devil mischievously putting a big scratch on a record…

I think Dudley Moore is the actor you have in mind. Unless you mean the devil character, played by Peter Cook.

You've made reference to my favorite scene from the movie. It pretends to explain how some brand new things we've bought have flaws or missing parts when we first open the package. Among the other bits of mischief in that scene, if I'm remembering correctly, Cook snips off a button from a new shirt and puts the shirt back in the wrapping.

Submitted by lambert on

But I can't find the scene I want on YouTube...

Submitted by glen on

TV has morphed into a pay-as-you-go media which will be killed by a recession/depression so trying to get your message covered on it is going to be a loser in the long run. Smart phones/tweets/web is a better way to go.

Occupy Wall St needs an app.