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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:24 AM
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101. Aside from anything else, they were distorting OWS's message
I saw people complaining about the fake protest signs on Twitter last night -- that they were all negative. But looking at the photo in the story, it goes even further than that. Nothing about the 99% or "Another world is possible" -- instead, they say things like "greed no" and "war profiteer."

When did you ever see OWS signs like that? They seem to be intended to create an image of class warfare, people who are envious of success, and everything else of which the right accuses OWS.

And someone tweeted last night that there was even a fake sign (I think in the fake library) saying, "Study Ayn Rand." Even leaving out the Ayn Rand part, OWS would never be that directive or endorse a particular ideology.

I haven't seen any recent episodes of Law and Order -- but the reruns my husband was catching a few years back seemed to work on the basic presumption that anyone who was socially deviant in any way was probably also the murderer. Not every episode was like that, but they played the theme pretty hard.

Whether or not the episode gets permanently shut down, OWS was definitely well-advised to make an issue of it.

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