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A Park Divided

Last night’s TDS featured correspondent Sam Bee reporting on the class division that supposedly had been growing between different factions in the OCW encampment before it was dismantled. “As it dragged on, the movement had been in danger of becoming the very thing it was fighting against,” she opined.

In the segment (billed as an attempt “to build a bridge between workers and protesters in America’s rage-based economy”), Bee navigates her way from the uptown OCW end of Zuccotti Park to the downtown or “ghetto” OCW at the opposite end. One side held iPad-toting hipsters with bike-powered espresso machines and a library while the other was home to “the downwardly mobile, with their drum circles.”

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

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Fox News: The New “Liberal MSM”

On The Daily Show yesterday, Stewart demonstrated how “conservative” rhetoric on Fox has flipped since the election of President Obama. As Gawker put it:

Stewart and his staff dug deep into the archives to find some great footage of various Fox News personalities vehemently condemning the very behaviors that they’re now so enthusiastically championing, like criticizing the president during a time of war and taking to the streets in protests. These are the types of things that liberals do! So Fox News = the new liberals!

The quality of these videos isn’t very good, but you can always go to the Comedy Network site for a better version (or if these are removed for copyright violation).

The hypocrisy is astounding, but oh so predictable.

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