thelaurenproject:

dceiver:

jayrosen:

A CNN Business reporter, Alison Kosik, summarizes what she thinks the purpose of Occupy Wall Street is.
Here is her Twitter post.
UPDATE: Kosik deleted her tweet.  That’s the kind of confidence she had in her observation, I guess. The New York City police are fairly visible at Occupy Wall Street. They are also strict about smoking weed in public. So I wonder if Kosik’s observation has any factual basis at all.  
MORE: Alison and another CNN-er yuck it up about those whining protestors at Occupy Wall Street. This one hasn’t been deleted yet.
BONUS: And to further unfold the attitude at CNN, do watch this clip of Erin Burnett reporting on Occupy Wall Street. (“What are they protesting? No one seems to know.”)

“No one seems to know.” I mean, if only we had some sort of institutionalized means of gathering facts and information on the state of the economy and how it’s impacting actual human beings. You could maybe have a group of people who are assigned to seek out this information. They could talk to ordinary human Americans, and perhaps underpin it with data about income inequity. And then…you know, I’m just blue skying here — we could use some sort of electronic means of beaming this information into people’s homes, using the television or something. You could do this twenty-four hours a day, for as long as it takes for Erin Burnett to understand what’s happening. Then she could be part of the 1%. The 1% of the media that’s worth more than a hot sack of fuck all.

How’s all that personal branding working out for you, KMS?

thelaurenproject:

dceiver:

jayrosen:

A CNN Business reporter, Alison Kosik, summarizes what she thinks the purpose of Occupy Wall Street is.

Here is her Twitter post.

UPDATE: Kosik deleted her tweet.  That’s the kind of confidence she had in her observation, I guess. The New York City police are fairly visible at Occupy Wall Street. They are also strict about smoking weed in public. So I wonder if Kosik’s observation has any factual basis at all.  

MORE: Alison and another CNN-er yuck it up about those whining protestors at Occupy Wall Street. This one hasn’t been deleted yet.

BONUS: And to further unfold the attitude at CNN, do watch this clip of Erin Burnett reporting on Occupy Wall Street. (“What are they protesting? No one seems to know.”)

“No one seems to know.” I mean, if only we had some sort of institutionalized means of gathering facts and information on the state of the economy and how it’s impacting actual human beings. You could maybe have a group of people who are assigned to seek out this information. They could talk to ordinary human Americans, and perhaps underpin it with data about income inequity. And then…you know, I’m just blue skying here — we could use some sort of electronic means of beaming this information into people’s homes, using the television or something. You could do this twenty-four hours a day, for as long as it takes for Erin Burnett to understand what’s happening. Then she could be part of the 1%. The 1% of the media that’s worth more than a hot sack of fuck all.

How’s all that personal branding working out for you, KMS?

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Good stuff this week:

1. Um, that thing called the iPhone 4S.

2. Lots of great nutrition programs in our NYC schools. Wellness In The Schools , Edible Schoolyards New York, and The Cooking Room.  All with heavy weight chefs behind them (chefs who are actually in their kitchens)  - Bill Telepan, Shuna Lydon,  David Chang, and Zak Pelaccio.  

3. Andy Rooney bids us adieu. And is glad to be rid of us. I love you Mr. Rooney. 

4. As Occupy Wall Street continues, the Transport Workers Unions refuse to support the NYPD in actions against “citizens who were exercising their constitutional right to protest - and shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place”. (I never thought I’d actually agree with the unions, but thank you John Samuelsen). THe TWU is now taking the NYPD to court. Things are heating up.  

5. The Facebook Economy. What FB looks like if it were its own country.