A leak of emails reveals that media figures have been working actively with Occupy activists. This should surprise exactly no one, but documentary proof that media figures conspire with the left is always valuable in convincing the fair-minded members of the public that the mainstream media are corrupt and not to be trusted.
Writing in Big Government, Dana Loesch outlines the results of the first examination of the emails. The entire collection of leaked material is accessible here, and interested readers are invited to look through the trove for further insight. Loesch writes:
... the Occupy Washington DC movement is working with well-known media members to craft its demands and messaging while these media members report on the movement. (snip)
Journolist 2.0 includes well known names such as MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan, Rolling Stone's Matt Tiabbi who both are actively participating; involvement from other listers such as Bill Moyers and Glenn Greenwald plus well-known radicals like Noam Chomsky, remains unclear. The list also includes a number of Occupy organizers, such as one of the Occupy Wall Street main organizers Kevin Zeese.
In these emails we see MSNBC's Ratigan, hawking his book in the footnotes, instructing occupiers on how properly to present their demands and messages while simultaneously appearing on television reporting "objectively" on the story (when he's not taking part in the protests himself as content.)
That's a nice touch, combining self-interest of the cappitalist profiteer variety, with left wing activism.
I look forward to more insight from the collection of material.
Hat tip: Lucianne.com