From:   Justin Wedes <>
Sent time:   Monday, November 14, 2011 7:58:01 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Fw: "faux news" protest at 5 p.m. on the steps of City Hall Monday

And what if we all show up and there is in fact no press conference...

Is anyone other than Fox News reporting on this?

On Nov 14, 2011, at 9:50 AM, Ana Ruiz wrote:

 any insights on this?

--- On Mon, 11/14/11, Eric Lazarus <> wrote:

From: Eric Lazarus <>
Subject: "faux news" protest at 5 p.m. on the steps of City Hall Monday
Date: Monday, November 14, 2011, 5:44 AM

Anna, can you be at city hall steps by 4 pm?

According to the counter-protest will be The news conference is scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. on the steps of City Hall.
We could get a few statements of support from local biz owners to pass out by 5 PM if we wanted to. Getting them to actually attend would be tougher. 

Should we ask our merchants if they want to make anti-media statements we can quote like: "We would like Fox to stop scaring away customers with talk about fecal matter. There is no  fecal matter. New Yorkers and visitors should come, talk to these people, then, when your done, visit the local establishments and you will find you had an important and pleasant experience all around." or something like that? 

"The problem is the right-wing media, like Fox, not the protesters." 

Something like that?

Eric Lazarus
+1 (312) 890-2547
--- On Sun, 11/13/11, Ana Ruiz <> wrote:

From: Ana Ruiz <>
Subject: Fw: [september17discuss] Business owners strike back Monday
To: "eric ows" <>
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:04 PM

--- On Sun, 11/13/11, rob hollander <> wrote:

From: rob hollander <>
Subject: [september17discuss] Business owners strike back Monday
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 2:12 AM

Have you all seen this?

Notice that the protest is promoted by an unemployed teacher, not a business owner, who was "particularly upset" over the reprimanding of Tony Bologna's pepper spraying. In other words, she was against OWS long, long before it became an issue for local businesses.

Notice also, this is Fox News. OWS should do something for the local businesses, but this protest is politics, not about local businesses, although she is taking advantage of local businesses for her own personal venom and political bias. They will be there hoping to pick a fight.

OWS should not give them that chance. I'd suggest not engaging -- they are probably not interested in dialogue or cooperation -- but address the media quietly, respectfully, rationally and expressing a desire to repair and cure, in the interests of better relations with the small businesses. I wouldn't be surprised if Fox planted provocateurs to pick a fight in front of the cameras. --You hear Breitbart, Fox, NYPD?--

Also note that the featured business owner says he's going to "bring" all his employees. Not ask them, bring them. A miniscule model of corporate control ;-). The teacher has been unemployed over two years, so presumably not from the DoE. To teach at the DoE, you need a college degree, and for tenure, a masters, so at least she doesn't hold a load of student debt, I guess. Sorry, that was cruel. After all, there must be some occupiers in the same position, I presume...

Rob Hollander
Lower East Side Residents for Responsible Development
622 E 11, #10
NYC, 10009