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NYPost Caught Lying About Occupy Wall Street (Food Edition)

10:07 am in Uncategorized by Phoenix Woman

Occupy Wall Street Kitchen (Photo: Kevin Loria, flickr)

Occupy Wall Street Kitchen (Photo: Kevin Loria, flickr)

We all have heard by now about the Murdoch Post’s infamous story, which conservative media outlets have been assiduously spreading, claiming that the OWS kitchens are trying to turn away the homeless.  Even the Huffington Post fell for it.

Guess what?  It turns out that the NY Post’s story is bullshit. From the Atlantic:

[OWS Food Committee member Megan] Hayes said the kitchen is planning its stripped-back meals simply to give its committee members more time to strategize. “Because we hit the ground running, we became a full-on restaurant in the park in under a month without having a chance to have any organization, any clear guidelines for volunteers. We need a chance to catch our breath, to say alright, winter’s coming, we’re not going anywhere, how can we maximize our output and get as many people as possible fed.”

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Hayes was clearly frustrated with the narrative. ”The Post first says we eat like kings, then their restaurant critic says our food’s horrible. They need to make up their mind about us.”

No kidding.

So, we’ve had the Anti-Semitic Lie, the Violence Lie, the Harm to Business Lie (the police barricades are more harmful than the protesters in this regard), the Cost to the Taxpayers Lie (there wouldn’t be any cost if the 1%ers didn’t keep siccing the cops on the peaceful and unarmed protesters), and now the They’re Starving the Homeless Lie.

Wonder what sort of trick will the 1% unleash on OWS next?  (Besides, of course, stealing OWS’ generators so they can try to shut down the OWS twitter and live TV feeds?)

Is the GOP/Media Complex Using Silly Sex Smears to Scare Schneiderman, Other AGs from Probing Bank Crimes?

8:54 am in Business, Financial Crisis, Media, Politics by Phoenix Woman

The New York Post, Rupert Murdoch’s chief American tabloid enterprise (yes, I know, the Wall Street Journal is still technically a broadsheet even after he bought it, but still), and purveyor of stinky turds posing as journalism, dropped a particularly, um, fragrant one the other day:

A well-respected lawyer in the state Attorney General’s Office spends her days toiling in securities fraud — and her nights moonlighting as a dominatrix, The Post has learned.

Alisha Smith, 36, who dresses demurely as a buttoned-down prosecutor, turns up the heat when she becomes perky persecutor “Alisha Spark,” a nom de dom she uses when she performs at S&M events for pay, according to a fetish source.

“They pay her to go to the events. She dominates people, restrains them and whips them,” the fetish source said.

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Yesterday, she was removed from her duties — for which she earns $78,825 annually — after The Post inquired about her saucy S&M lifestyle.

“The employee has been suspended without pay, effective immediately, pending an internal investigation,” said a spokesman for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

(Of course, if Smith and her boss were Republicans, she’d still be on the job, just like dominatrix customer Diaper Dave Vitter is still on the job — his “job” per his oil-industry bosses being to kill solar energy. But I digress.) Read the rest of this entry →