Here’s another day of new blog on #OccupyWallStreet as it catches fire around the country. Items added at top, as I take a break from my new book vs. the death penalty. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* SUNDAY *
11:55 Jeff Smith, who is doing press outreach for Occupy in NY, writes to me: "Ben Jealous stopped by Liberty Plaza on Friday night. He was here to consider throwing support of NAACP behind OWS. He told me the protest reminded him of when he was thrown out of Columbia for attending a political protest 15 years ago.
"Even more people sleeping in the park tonight than last night, which was packed. Tomorrow, from 12p-3p about 50 city teachers will be bringing their students to OWS for a massive teach-in. Grades 2-7."
11:50 Video of Zizek at Liberty Square today (just before I got there).
11:45 Fox is running one of those bogus online polls on whether or not Occupy is full of it, but naturally you may want to cast a few votes there, just to embarrass them.
11:35 Wallace Shawn at Liberty Plaza interviewed by Laura Flanders. No dinner with Andre afterward.
11:30 Could easily be a hoax, but @OccupyWallSt feed linked to a Reddit warning from an alleged former Tea Party leader who offers warnings and tips on how to avoid being co-opted and not fall for faux support.
10:40 If you missed SNL skit on Fox & Friends “covering” Occupy (plus special appearance by Hank Williams Jr.)
10:00 David Carr of NYT on that other “broadsheet” in Zuccotti Park—the Occupied Wall Street Journal. (BTW, I found only the Spanish edition available there today.) “Forgive an old newspaper hack a moment of sentimentality, but it is somehow reassuring that a newspaper still has traction in an environment preoccupied by social media. It makes sense when you think about it: newspapers convey a sense of place, of actually being there, that digital media can’t. When is the last time somebody handed you a Web site.”