From Media Matters -- CNN's Alison Kosik Ridicules Occupy Wall Street Protesters, Later Reports Traders "Hit Hard In This Economy": CNN financial correspondent Alison Kosik described the "purpose" of Occupy Wall Street protestors "in 140 or less"
October 5, 2011

From Media Matters -- CNN's Alison Kosik Ridicules Occupy Wall Street Protesters, Later Reports Traders "Hit Hard In This Economy":

CNN financial correspondent Alison Kosik described the "purpose" of Occupy Wall Street protestors "in 140 or less" as "bang on the bongos, smoke weed!" in Twitter comments captured by NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen:

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Kosik deleted that comment from her Twitter feed. She later responded to a question about the list of demands from protesters by noting "the list of whines is too long already."

Wonkette wasn't too kind to Kosik in their post on the same topic which you wan read here -- Dim CNN Reporter’s News Analysis of Protesters: They Just ‘Smoke Weed’.

And here's more from Media Matters:

When Kosik reported on the protests on-air, she wasn't nearly as dismissive of concerns from Wall Street traders, explaining that "the traders that I talked to, they want protesters to understand they're getting hit hard in this economy as well."

And if you really want to be disgusted there's this bit in the video posted above which Media Matters had linked as well with traders at the NYSE wishing Erin Burnett good luck on her new show this week:

CNN's Alison Kosik finds traders at the NYSE have hardly forgotten Erin Burnett, who launches OutFront tonight at 7 pm ET.

They're wearing pictures of Burnett taped to the inside of their jackets and backs while they talk about how much they love her. Looks like we're going to have lots of "fair and balanced" reporting on Wall Street now that we've got two of their favorite "reporters"... and I use that word lightly, Kosik and Burnett, carrying water for them over at CNN.

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