Skip to comments.Daily Caller Uncovers ‘Occupy DC’ Organizer Admitting To Paying Protestors (AstroTurf)
Posted on 10/07/2011 10:10:35 AM PDT by Mozilla
While the Occupy Wall Street movement has captured the imagination of genuine activists nationwide, intrepid libertarian reporter Michelle Fields for The Daily Caller uncovered that some protestors were being paid off to attend one of the rallies in Washington DC. Some of them are volunteers. Some of them arent. I cant identify them. Im not going to get into an identification game, admitted an organizer from DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a group that advocates for affordable housing.
Fields attended an Occupy DC rally Thursday and spoke to small group of Hispanic protestors who just happened to march right by her. Fields, who is Honduran and a native Spanish speaker, questioned the protesters why they were there, and some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could not articulate what their signs said.
I spoke to them in Spanish because some of them couldnt speak English, Fields told Mediaite. Others felt more comfortable speaking in Spanish.
It appears that Fields questioning in Spanish may have spooked the organizer into divulging his actions for the camera.
Now the video has gone viral in the conservative blogosphere and opponents of the Occupy Wall Street movement can point to this as signs of astroturfing among the rabble rousers.
Fields will be on Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss the video later this afternoon.
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...
They will not occupy D.C.
Its obvious their call is to increase government and reduce the private sector.
We need a TP Occupy DC camp.
Yes we work , but we get different days off and vacation times.
Wow...it is kinda amazing isn’t it. All this paid rabble rousing...trailing back to the President and the members of the DNC....
What a treacherous and traitorous web they weave.
A web...where the multi-eyed fly cannot see and is trapped in, bound, and then sucked of its life blood.
How does one defeat a web?
Say it ain’t so, “O”!
Get them some "free housing" not making them stand in the streets chanting slogans they neither understand nor care about - get them free housing in really nice areas with wonderful amenities.
Now that's real "affordable housing!
I can see where guys might want to talk to her! No matter what questions she is asking.
I’m sure the paid protesters are giving some of there earnings to the unpaid protesters, right? If they got something it belongs to everyone.
I believe those who ‘pay’ others to protest should also then pay for the public services required to manage protestors. I imagine additional police hours and various impacts on local business as well as the additional sanitation concerns all cost money and those who pay to create the mess should then pay to clean it up.
The ads are on Craigslist->jobs->non-profit.
The one I saw was for 11/hr
This is Obama’s jobs plan? ;)
His plan is to bring down Wall Street.
This goes higher than all of those clowns. We're being prepared mentally for riots this coming election season.
Having these idiots crapping on NYPD patrol cars isn’t even close to a riot. These people are to damn stupid to riot.
That moron will spend the next year washing patrol cars or spend 264 days in jail. (his pick)
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