The best real research is to actually go down and talk to the individuals involved. Whether one agrees with them or not, real face-time and talk is more telling than any story on the news or the internet or in some op-ed piece.
I was watching Scary Movie yesterday and for a spoof they said something very real--
"Oh please. The press only wanna interview the most ignorant person they find." You can insert angry, irrational or a few other things there in place of ignorant too.
The media always picks ...or at least only airs...what sells the story they want to tell the best.
And that is not reasonable, well-spoken people.
It's the scary, angry people. (and they did the same thing with the Tea Party if you think back and remember...the spitting on elected officials as one example)
Meet a few real protesters in person, talk to them...not so scary after all. (of course, if you pick the scariest angriest person there to talk to that won't work)
Back to the subject of the OP...(and from the link in that article)
The timing is just too obvious--
A day earlier, up to 40 firefighters removed the group's propane tanks and six generators, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. That left the demonstrators to battle the cold weather seeping through their tents, blankets and sleeping bags.
"These are fire hazards (and) against the law," Bloomberg said during his weekly WOR-AM radio show Friday. "Our first concern is safety.
Suddenly these things are fire hazards?! And against the law? Couldn't take these things away before now when it was warmer?
Say what one will but Bloomberg saw an opportunity with cold weather approaching to do something to make 'it' all go away.
Edited by Tricia, 30 October 2011 - 03:11 PM.