News Cameraman Attacked, How Will Media Handle #OWS Cognitive Dissonance? by Ron Futrell 12 Nov 2011 post a comment Share This: From the start of the Occupy Freak Street movement the media compared the protests to the tea party. Based on jealousy over the movement that captured the nation prior to the November 2010 elections and since, the media wanted desperately to have protests they could relate to and promote. The tea party certainly was not that, so protecting #OWS has been their mission. The protestors are making it harder and harder for the media to do that. Take the Occupy Oakland protestors who attacked a KGO TV cameraman who was there to “shoot” a murder scene at one of the protests (wait--a murder scene at supposedly peaceful protests?). Cameraman (or photojournalist, if you wish) Randy Davis was attacked by about a dozen men and he suffered a mild concussion and bumps and bruises. It has also been reported that the protesters formed a human shield around the victim, possibly keeping the person from getting the medical help needed to possibly save his life if the occasion had been that severe. Accomplices, anyone? The rap sheet at Occupy Bizarre Street continues to grow. The media has put itself in a pickle. Do they ignore these protests because they have become too embarrassing, do they try to paint them as something they are not, or do they continue to make them seem mainstream--or all of the above? Certainly, that’s what they’ve been doing for most of the time during these protests. It becomes harder and harder all the time for them to do this, especially when they are becoming victims to the violence and mayhem both they and their Dear Leader Obama once tried to sell to us as peaceful and "like the tea party."