|Not too great a turnout. Credit Yubanet.com|
Now it appears the OWS rallies seem to get the lamestream media all aflutter and they cover them with their cameras and microphones almost on a daily basis. This seems to me to be a bit much since most of the OWS rallies or marches are quite small and many of the folks in them are fringe types. Unlike the limited coverage the lamestream gives the Tea Party Patriots, or the bills passed by the Republicans in Congress and stalled by the democrats in the Senate, the lamestream media seems to be infatuated with these people. That is a great strategy in a media era but it looks to me it is backfiring on the OWS.
Americans remember the Chicago riots of 1968 and when they see disregard and disrespect for what most Americans feel are good manners, well, the people start having doubts about these fly-by-night movements. Pooping on a police car and having to set up "safe" tents for women who fear being raped does not endear these kinds of movements to the great mass of the people.
So, like the picture at the top of the page, not many people attend these rallies any more since it appears these folks are not even close to the mainstream like the Tea Party is. For the record, I am not a Tea Party member, but I consider myself a normal, patriotic run of the mill American.