I will add to this list as I include new sources either for ridicule or for insight.
Bibliography: Link Round-Up of Decent Places to Follow the Protest
This is more or less my “Bibliography” section. I am not involved in this movement in any way, but I found it pretty easy to figure out what they are doing and why they are doing it just by reading the internet. This is exactly the same way that I was able to sort out what was going on in the G20. If you read and can research, then you can figure out the movement. It is simply not that difficult. Granted, I do have advanced degrees and these degrees were aimed at teaching me how to research. But come on journalists, I am sure you can do better! I believe in you!
Hey journalists, did you know that most protest movements set up websites these days? Here is the one for Occupy Wall Street. If you go on the website and spend say 1/2 hour a day listening to what the protesters are saying you can more or less piece together why they are protesting. It is one of the pretty amazing things about the internet. There is actual information on it!
The New York Observer seems to still understand what it means to report on something rather than just spouting some unfounded and unresearched opinions.
I found a second journalist who seems to understand what is going on: Jim Hightower “Something Big is Happening.”
The AnonOps blog where Anonymous reports their take on the protests.
The Anonymous site “The Plan” where they describe what their plan is, and have a bunch of quite amusing videos about the protest.
The Adbusters discussion of the occupation, which includes the original call to occupy and a live feed covering the protest.
And, there is always the method of following the Twitter Hashtag #OccupyWallStreet
Occupy Together is the website where affiliate groups from other countries and regions post about their actions in support of OccupyWallStreet. The “one” goal seems to be to occupy everything. Oh, hey, it says so right on their websites…
Ok, now that you know what modern info dissemination is all about, I am sure you journalists will stop screaming “I am incompetent” and wearing this like some kind of badge of honour.