The Conservative Fightback Against Occupy Wall Street

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Oct. 10 2011 5:57 PM

The Conservative Fightback Against Occupy Wall Street

History repeats. Liberals mobilized against the Tea Party by showing up with video cameras and trying to prove that the nascent movement was littered with dupes and dopes. Conservatives are returning the favor. Chicago-based MarathonPundit filmed and posted an interview with a Chicago Occupier who claimed he was being paid to show up.

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This follows on a story Glenn Beck's TheBlaze.com just ran, spotlighting two CraigsList ads from the Working Families Party, a proud left-wing force in New York, advertizing for #OWS organizers. And that follows on WeAreThe53%, a Tumblr of testimonials that parodies the WeAreThe99% Tumblr set up and populated by Occupiers and their fellow thinkers.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.