WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
The Baltimore Sun gets it right: This morning, we again extend our compliments to the Baltimore Sun.
We recommend their featured editorial. Its headline: “Occupy Baltimore!”
(In our hard-copy paper, that's it.)
The editors welcome the protest movement which they see “spreading from Wall Street.” They offer some constructive ideas about the way the movement might work. Here’s the way the editors started. We recommend every word:
“The Occupy Baltimore protest today at the Inner Harbor, and the protests on Wall Street that inspired it and similar demonstrations around the country, are a welcome sign that outrage at the nation's political and economic system isn't confined to the political right. It isn't just conservatives who are mad about what's going on in this country, and the spreading protest movement among a markedly diverse coalition of people, fostered by a heavy reliance on social media, has the potential to add a left-leaning strain of populism that has been missing from the conversation.”
The editors make a lot of good points. They even say that the Occupy Together protests “have much more in common with the tea party than members of either group would likely want to admit.”
Everyone is getting ripped off as matters stand. We lose when we can’t see and say that.
It’s been a long time since we saw a press corps elite clamber down off its big tufted chair. Today, the Baltimore Sun gets it right. Could happier days be here?