I’m still trying to figure this out. The Occupy movement is more than likely the most felony-filled political movement of the past 50 years in America, if not ever. Crimes committed at Occupy events or by Occupy-related protestors have been heavily documented by both local and national media, and include murder, rapes of both sexes, sexual assault, arson, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on police officers, etc.
While the MSM and the political left have obviously tried to minimize the public’s exposure to these crimes and haven’t used them to try to brand an entire movement (like they have the Tea Party, even when no crimes were committed), they haven’t made any attempt to try to deny that these events took place. It would have been stupid to try to deny these crimes. Criminal complaints were made. Criminals were arrested, charged, and publicly named.
And then Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas and career-torpedoing blowhard Keith Olbermann suddenly started claiming that reality didn’t happen.
It has now devolved into a nasty sparring match between the disgraced former MSNBC-er Olbermann and Lee Stranahan, who has debunked Olbermann by merely citing the news articles of the arrests.
- Olbermann is claiming that rapes and sexual assaults that occurred in Occupy encampments aren’t Occupy related.
- Olbermann is claiming that a statutory rape that occurred in an Occupy encampment doesn’t count because the underage girl consented.
- Olbermann is claiming that rapes and sexual assaults that were committed by people who participated in the protests or who lived in the in Occupy encampments aren’t Occupy related.
His rabid hatred of anything related to Andrew Brietbart (Stranahan writes on the Big sites) has forced him to re-define himself into utter absurdity.
In the meantime, Current TV has not made any statements disavowing Olbermann’s Occupy rape apologia, and the struggling Al Gore cable network continues to alienate potential viewers.
Like Olbermann’s irrational hysterics, the channel itself may be on their last legs in the public eye.