It’s been a bad week for OWS – reports of rape, sexual harassment, “no-snitching” policies for sexual assault, rats, thieves, a runaway mom, internal strife, masked men threatening reporters, bar disruptions, firings, a foot-sniffer and a guy who climbed up on a statue and refused to come down. Their only “victory” this week was causing Eric Cantor to cancel a speech, which prevented a bigger victory because they didn’t get the chance to disrupt the speech.
There wasn’t anything cool, edgy and exciting. The media beast must be fed and OWS is starting to become boring. In the news business there is an old adage that goes “If it bleeds, it leads.” Drum circles and up/down twinkles don’t grab headlines. If the Occupiers want to extend their fifteen minutes of fame they better think of something quick.
An Occupation without reporters is just a camp-out.