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TOP STORY: Perhaps the best way to expose a protest movement logically is to simply keep quiet, let the other guys do the talking. Today Cliff Kincaid documents his interviews throughout Occupy DC: “The ‘October 2011’ movement organizer Dennis Trainor tells me that he believes capitalism is ‘homicidal’ and that the U.S. needs a revolution.” Did he really say that on camera? Yes. http://bit.ly/orRYxm
MEDIA WATCH: The activity center for liberal pundits otherwise known as Current TV has picked up even more “talent” from the unemployment line. Don Irvine reports: “Current TV continued to fill out its primetime lineup yesterday with the announcement yesterday that they were adding a new show at 9 p.m. beginning in January that will be hosted by former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm.” The primetime lineup of MSNBC castaways is now complete. http://bit.ly/oNmFrD
ELECTION 2012: After an entertaining roundtable debate on Tuesday, Godfather Herman Cain now sits atop the NBC/Wall Street Journal Presidential Poll. “Businessman Herman Cain now leads the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, while former front-runner Rick Perry has dropped to third.” This is only more proof that Republicans, and especially the Tea Party movement, are of course racist. http://bit.ly/oalkNv
TO THE NINES: Huntsman and Bachmann may mock it, but America is talking about Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan. The AP asserts that The Godfather has struck political gold: “The 9-9-9 plan is seemingly easy to understand, with a memorable slogan. It reinforces his image as a political outsider willing to brush aside the Washington bureaucracy and start fresh. And it’s red meat to the anti-tax tea party crowd where Cain has drawn strong support.” http://bit.ly/oV0lnO
WHAT WE’RE READING: We were stunned to find one Reuters reporter daring to admit that George Soros might have a heavy hand in funding the Occupy [Insert street corner here] protests: “Reuters did find indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada which started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring type uprising against Wall Street. Moreover, Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground.” A must read: http://bit.ly/nw3ttp.
USEFUL IDIOTS: Our friend Alan Caruba reminds us all how Marxist tenets slip into mainstream politics: “Norman Thomas, a U.S. Socialist Party candidate for president, once famously said, ‘The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” Take a close look at what these protesters are saying today; a clear example of useful idiots. http://bit.ly/neqncH
BAD GRADE: Accuracy in Academia reports that a professor at Columbia University offers discriminatory views toward Israel. Big shock: he’s a repeat offender. http://bit.ly/nDoZPJ
PLUG OF THE DAY: Former AIM intern Betsi Fores uncovered a disturbing story that raises awareness to adolescent cyber bullying: “The introduction of Facebook to younger children makes the reality of teasing and bullying far more permanent. No longer are young people just getting made fun of to their face, but now it can be posted in a public forum for all to see.” http://thedc.com/mOCGGl