As the Occupy Wall Street protests reach their third week, mainstream media organizations are beginning to take notice. Here, courtesy of the New York Observer, comes an as yet unaired Fox News interview with outspoken protester Jess LaGreca.
LaGreca told the Fox reporter, who isn’t identified, that the Occupy Wall Street protests are a “spontaneous movement” — one he wouldn’t like to see end.But the conversation quickly turned critical of Fox News. “We find we can’t get conversations on the Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation of News Corporation, for which you are an employee,” he said. “But we can certainly ask questions like, you know, why are the poor engaging in class warfare. Now after 30 years of having our living standards decrease while the wealthiest 1 percent have had it better than ever, I think it’s time for, maybe, I don’t know, some participation in our democracy that isn’t funded by news cameras and gentlemen such as yourself.”
But, the Fox reporter said, don’t the Occupy Wall Street protesters need media like Fox News to get their message out? “You wouldn’t be able to get your message out without us,” the reporter said.
“Certainly,” LaGreca said, before reminding the reporter that Glenn Beck saying President Obama hates whites and white culture was, um, kind of a low moment for America, not to mention Fox.
The clip was recorded for On the Record with Greta van Susteren, but, as the Observer reports, it hasn’t aired. Fox News did not immediately respond to TPM’s request for comment.
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