The endless cycle of the media reporting on the media reporting on Occupy Wall Street is absolutely the world’s most filthy ouroborous (except when it’s the media covering the media’s reaction to the Kardashian divorce), but we can’t help ourselves. The New York Post has picked its angle for the protesters, and they’re not even trying to come up with things that make sense anymore. We were about their journalistic objectivity two weeks ago when they compared the protesters to Nazis. Then last week they ran an editorial cover story that made the protesters sound like the Dogs of War from Road Warrior.
Now they are talking about the “terrorizing” of Panini & Co. Bread across the street from Zuccotti, and you can tell it’s just a stretch, even for them. Can you believe protesters are demanding water now?
According to the owner of the sandwich chain:
…a crazed squatter burst into the shop and demanded that workers fill a 10-gallon container of water.
When they refused, “he banged it on the ground and started yelling” and threatened the staff, she said.
“He said he was entitled to have it for free.”
Ah yes, the always threatening “guy demanding free water” robbery. It’s more of a long-con, really. First they want water, next they’re demanding a shrinkage of the gap in economic wealth in this country. Then you wake up one morning and find your company is out of business because Occupy Wall Street has stolen all your water.
Also, to be clear on how tough this situation is, the lady has hired a bouncer after protesters allegedly broke her sink and clogged her toilet. A bouncer. For a Panini Bread store. How much money is Panini making these days?
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