Humans (especially journalists) like to compartmentalize things. And a national movement of hundreds of thousands of disenfranchised mothers, fathers, students, military veterans, business owners, artists, teachers and labor union members all happy to sleep in the street and educate each other on the dismal state of our economy is hard to dilute into a sound byte for the evening news.
So to get to the heart of the matter, Fox News has launched a poll with one simple question:
Regardless of how you answer, I would encourage you to click the link above and take this poll. Despite several questions that read like they’re right out of the Fox News script, I give the network props for even asking in the first place.
And despite fears that the votes will be skewed in favor of the network’s conservative agenda, current results are encouraging. I think the completed poll will be an important visual for demonstrating the legitimacy of this movement going forward.
Every politician claims to know what’s best for the average American. It’s just that they seem to forget by the time they make it to Washington. Now is the time for the 99% to stand up and be counted. It’s time for us to tell the mainstream media what’s news and what’s not.
Well, what are you waiting for?
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