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Reason TV At #OccupyWallStreet

Posted on | October 7, 2011 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

One is stunned, and left to wonder where these people [Update: yes, the #OWS weenies, not the ReasonTV folks, sorry for the ambiguous definite article] were for any Tea Parties?

There may be some muscle and skeleton somewhere to support the concerns of some that that #OWS is supposed to provide shock troops for 2012, but the bone and beefcake managed to evade the camera effectively, in my opinion.

And, in defense of these guys, I’ve met people at Tea Parties also needing to do some homework.


11 Responses to “Reason TV At #OccupyWallStreet”

  1. Ericdondero
    October 7th, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    That was surprisingly poor.  C’mon Reason, you all can do better than that.  It was interesting to see Dan Halloran there.  But besides that no new light shed on the protests. Fail. 

  2. Anonymous
    October 7th, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    There aren’t enough pachouliistas to go around certainly not enough to man the barricades simultaneously in cities across the nation. As these protests grow in size and location the usual suspects will become more obviously prevalent. Kinda disappointing really. At any rate as these things get hotter and more are arrested the worse this will be for the Social Democrats and their Union allies.

  3. Jorge Emilio Emrys Landivar
    October 7th, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    Reason attended tea parties.  Please issue a correction.  I expect better of you Smitty.   🙁

  4. Dave C
    October 7th, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    I  think Smitty meant it as the people  in the protests (The #OWS crowd)  have never been to a Tea Party. 

  5. Anonymous
    October 7th, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    That’s how I read it.

  6. Jorge Emilio Emrys Landivar
    October 7th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Ah, if thats what he meant, then I apologize. 
    Good, I see my expectations weren’t misplaced in that case.

  7. smitty
    October 7th, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    Jorge, no need for the apology. That was a valid editorial criticism, and I tweaked the post. Thanks for helping make it stronger.

  8. Anonymous
    October 7th, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    Hey, The Lotion Man. He’s everywhere. Search him on

  9. Anonymous
    October 7th, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    And not only a despicable creature, but bragging about shoplifting.

  10. Anonymous
    October 7th, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    Yeah, he’s essentially a street performer. More moron than clown but a clown nonetheless.

    Also funny, since he was there first, he’s more “official.” Merit by attendance. Rank: General Disarray.

  11. Thomas Knapp
    October 8th, 2011 @ 12:48 am

    I went and had a look at Occupy St. Louis this evening.

    Short version: Meh.