If you’re just tuning in, there are two occupation movements happening in Washington, DC. Occupy DC, which has been going on for over a week, is based at McPherson Square and Stop The Machine/October2011, which has been going on since last Thursday is based at Freedom Plaza. But for love or money, as I pointed out yesterday and earlier today, the media still can’t figure out which is which. Once again tonight, both the Washington Post and ABC7News were tangling it up in their Twitter feeds. So in the interest of clarity, I am providing this handy dandy map:
Got it? And while we’re pointing to Lamestream Media Fail, Yahoo posted a headline today referring to the pepper-spraying of protesters as a riot. Really? Sorry, no didn’t happen. Minor altercation and right wing agitator yes, pepper spraying cops causing museum to be shut down yes. Riot, no, despite the efforts of the agitator and that kind of ‘journalism’ is part of the problem.
Here are some screenshots of Mainstream Media #TwitterFail: