From News Busters
As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by District of Columbia employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, I thought of the left-wing press.
You see, I read the left-wing press. Not the urban throwaway rags, but I read The Nation, The Progressive, The American Prospect, and more — I read them all. They have been raving for months about the exciting prospect of a great wave of reform coming out of the Occupy movement. It was here to stay, and for a while, silly old me took them seriously.
Not the “Masturbate for Peace” movement, which made its rude appearance in Madison, Wis., nor the “Urinate and Defecate Against World Hunger” crowd, which occasionally made headlines in Manhattan. Rather, I mean the out-of-work Ph.D.s in romance languages or the mild-mannered, middle-class schoolteachers, whom the left-wing press kept coming across amidst the delusional rabble. The left-wing journalists interviewed them. To read their reports, one would think that this Occupy movement really was sweeping America, rather than on its last legs and being shut down.