Wingnuts’ Photo Fail: Desperate or Just Stupid Morans?

Wingnuts have been circulating this photo, claiming it’s from Occupy Wall Street. One woman who claims to work/have worked at the New York Stock Exchange posted it on her Facebook page and where it was shared over 1000 times wrote this as the caption:

This is the NO-CLASS Wall Street occupiers. They are rutting in the street. They are defecating in the street. This is what the democratic party is applauding and embracing? America is in trouble; When morality is willingly being usurped by corruption; Freedom sold for limitation and servitude; Honor traded for degradation, a society can not survive.

Fail. It’s from a 2007 Portland, Oregon anti-war demonstration. The building in the background with its distinctive clock tower–the  former headquarters of The Portland Telegram–was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1994; ten years later renovations were completed, and it opened as a mixed-use apartment/retail complex. Here the Creative Commons photo from Wikipedia:

Troll? Disinformation? Either way, utter, epic fail. Heck, even I knew this wasn’t New York.

LittleGreenFootballs.com links to their original March 19, 2007 post with photo, via Indybay, which shows the protestors wearing the traditional black scarves of anarchist groups and looking nothing like the forefront hipsters the media is so fond of snapping at OWS. Or anything like the hundreds of regular people of all races and demographics who are coming out in New York.

I think the wingnuts are scared and desperate. First the protesters are painted as ignorant dirty hippies/trustifarians.

The next push against Occupy was anti-Semitism, which is nuts–the Jewish Labor Committee marched on Saturday in LA, and today  Sukkoth was celebrated at Occcupy LA. And now this blatant attempt to use an old, utterly unrelated photo as propaganda. Will wingnuts’  desperate terror and lies know no bounds of decency? Next you know they’ll be reporting that Occupiers are roasting and eating babies. Which is patently ridiculous, given the number of vegetarians in the group.

 

 

 

27 Responses to "Wingnuts’ Photo Fail: Desperate or Just Stupid Morans?"
Zinjifar | Sunday October 16, 2011 11:01 pm 1

Luck for us, the *message* from OWS is differentiated enough from the G20 crowd that nobody will confuse the two…

Lemme think; oh yeah! It’s a plot against you by bilderburgers who faked 9/11 and want to lure you into eternal student loan slavery by not hiring you to run their conglomerates with a poetry degree..

Or, something like that :)

Nobody with any acument would confuse the G20 loons with OWS :)


Phoenix Woman | Monday October 17, 2011 03:44 am 2
In response to Zinjifar @ 1

Sorry, Zingjifar, but your folks have been caught smearing and lying. Own it, boyo.


Phoenix Woman | Monday October 17, 2011 03:44 am 3

Once again, conservatives have to lie to try to win arguments.


rlptripp | Monday October 17, 2011 06:07 am 4

Not an argument, but merely a smear job. A tool from Tricky Dick’s bag of tricks.


Phoenix Woman | Monday October 17, 2011 06:12 am 5
In response to Zinjifar @ 1

Ah, my apologies — your satire of a typical wingnut is so pitch-perfect I thought you were one. Carry on!


philS | Monday October 17, 2011 06:15 am 6

“moran”? Explain the joke to me, someone? Or is just fallout from our broken educational system?


BoxTurtle | Monday October 17, 2011 06:18 am 7

The least they could do is a little creative photoshopping. Just removing the clock tower would have added hours to the amount of time it would havetaken to debunk that photo.

It would be interesting to see if the person who posted this on facebook has connections to the 1%.

Boxturtle (Would not be shocked to find a White house flack at that pacebook account)


Phoenix Woman | Monday October 17, 2011 06:18 am 8

The next push against Occupy was anti-Semitism, which is nuts–the Jewish Labor Committee marched on Saturday in LA, and today  Sukkoth was celebrated at Occcupy LA.

That’s what cracks me up. LGF is the ultimate PEP (progressive except for Palestine) outfit, just the sort of group that this slander by PJM is meant to influence, and nobody at LGF is buying it for a second — they’ve all attended various Occupy events, so they’ve seen for themselves what it’s about. They may or may not agree with everything that every Occupier states, but they won’t let wingnuts get away with bogus attacks on the movement.


BoxTurtle | Monday October 17, 2011 06:20 am 9
In response to philS @ 6

There’s a famous sign from a tea party denouncing everybody else as “morans”. Alas, I’m at work and can’t post the phtot. But if SD is still around, I think he as it on a hotkey.

Boxturtle (I’ve refered to teahadists as “morans” ever since)


Phoenix Woman | Monday October 17, 2011 06:20 am 10

philS: It’s about this picture of a conservative fellow, pre-Tea-Party (2003) but of similar sentiment:

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/get-a-brain-morans


mikesacola | Monday October 17, 2011 06:21 am 11
In response to philS @ 6

From a Tea Party rally around 2008.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoTFUK5xO5iEAL7KJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dmorans%26ei%3Dutf-8%26fr%3Dslv8-%26b%3D1%26tab%3Dorganic&w=480&h=468&imgurl=www.feministe.us%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F03%2Fmorans.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.feministe.us%2Fblog%2Farchives%2F2009%2F03%2F26%2Ffeministe%25E2%2580%2599s-next-top-troll-march-madness-edition-the-get-a-brian-morans-bracket%2F&size=60.1+KB&name=…+March+Madness+Edition%3A+The+GET+A+BRIAN%2C+MORANS%21+Bracket+%E2%80%94+Feministe&p=morans&oid=80abe9e99938c9041a425baf9b850b5d&fr2=&fr=slv8-&tt=…+March+Madness+Edition%3A+The+GET+A+BRIAN%2C+MORANS%21+Bracket+%E2%80%94+Feministe&b=0&ni=30&no=0&tab=organic&sigr=1499pj9j6&sigb=12nh67dqp&sigi=11rkkf7jo&.crumb=sglmqHgmwFb


Beerfart Liberal | Monday October 17, 2011 07:02 am 12
In response to Phoenix Woman @ 3

they’re usually better at it, though. they’re really slippin’. and that woman who posted it says on her FB page said she graduated high school in 1983 and started workin’ on wall street in 1985. a lifer.


Beerfart Liberal | Monday October 17, 2011 07:04 am 13

has anybody ever debunked the cop car pooper? i’m pretty certain it’s bogus, too. at the very least not an occupier/99%-er. I don’t see any shit, either. is it certain he was pooping?


cocktailhag | Monday October 17, 2011 07:05 am 14

Actually, the tower in the background is the steeple of the First Congregational Church, not the Telegram building, which is several blocks away. The shot is looking west on Main st. toward Broadway. and the steeple is at the corner of Park Ave. and Main. Yes, it’s an old and non OWS-related picture, but not for the reason you mention.


SouthernDragon | Monday October 17, 2011 07:08 am 15
In response to BoxTurtle @ 9

SouthernDragon | Monday October 17, 2011 07:13 am 16

The reichwingnuts must think that only other morans read their posts/comments. Their shit is so easily discredited it’s not funny.


Lisa Derrick | Monday October 17, 2011 07:35 am 17
In response to cocktailhag @ 14

Thanks cocktail hag, I was going off google images for Portland towers. But it is indeed Portland.


dckinder | Monday October 17, 2011 07:53 am 18

There is nothing whatsoever wrong with the messaqe “Fuck the Troops.”

It is long past time we got our collective noses out of their arses.

As for Occupy Wall St., it is a transnational movement, filled with numerous Europeans and others who would have no problem speaking even more plainly to the over glorified baby killing US military.


onitgoes | Monday October 17, 2011 07:55 am 19

You had to figure that it was just a matter of time until easily debunked lies came out about OWS.

I’ve seen others heaping lyrical praise on Tea Party “rallies” for being ever so civilized and so forth… open carrying guns at rallies and Town Halls are just the bestest and certainly of no concern to the citizenry.

But let someone suggest that a DFH pooped on a police car: SHRIEK! wimper, it’s horrid.

Remember that in wingnut world FACTS and TRUTH matter little. It’s who and how you can smear that counts. Typical.


Shoto | Monday October 17, 2011 07:57 am 20

Desperate or Just Stupid Morans?”

Um…they can be both, right?


cocktailhag | Monday October 17, 2011 07:59 am 21
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 17

Yes, that’s Pacwest Center and the Sovereign Hotel on the left, and on the right the old federal courthouse, with the church in the background. (The church is much more famous than the Telegraph building; built in 1880 or so.


edur | Monday October 17, 2011 08:01 am 22

AND What’s wrong With TRICKLE UP; in any case?


Bluetoe2 | Monday October 17, 2011 09:04 am 23

Reichwingers lie the way people breath oxygen. It’s an instinctual impulse.


alan1tx | Monday October 17, 2011 10:04 am 24

Wingnuts have been circulating this photo, claiming it’s from Occupy Wall Street. One woman who claims to work/have worked at the New York Stock Exchange posted it on her Facebook page and where it was shared over 1000 times

Maybe it was just to draw someone off-sides. Now she can just circulate post #17 from FDL.


Hannibal | Monday October 17, 2011 10:58 am 25
In response to mikesacola @ 11

It’s way older than that. The Picture’s from a pro-war rally in Missouri, back in 2003, in response to a protest at a Boeing missile plant.


OldFatGuy | Monday October 17, 2011 11:27 am 26
In response to alan1tx @ 24

Right.

Because everyone knows that one comment at one site paints the whole lefty blogosphere, and by extension, OWS, and by extension, anyone who isn’t a God fearing true American Republican as haters of the troops.

Besides lying, logic is also a rightwing strong point it seems.


nanb | Monday October 17, 2011 11:31 am 27
In response to Bluetoe2 @ 23

Lying is what a Moran does for Propaganda.

Who needs subtle,or unsubtle, propaganda when if you just lie,everyone will understand you without going to all the trouble of trying to Think.

They dont care a fig whether we call their lies or not. They arent talking to us..they are just having their own little private circle jerk.


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