Meeting the Press – A guide to Talking to the Media

The Occupy Seattle Media Relations Group has provided us with a guide for talking with the media. While everyone has the right to speak as individuals in whichever way they choose, these guidelines will help us portray Occupy Seattle in as positive a light as we can.

12 Responses to Meeting the Press – A guide to Talking to the Media

  • Aristokronik anarkist says:

    We need to evolve from an occupation to lobbying demands for specific legislation that would protect integrity of local community.Time to embrace leadership beyond those bragging about being in charge during the occupation..WE need a talking point to repeat in front of media that would motivate leaders in govt to implement proper trade policies and make non working shareholders from offshore pay debts .some with skills to reassure police and mayor may not be ones who know trade policy..we need to work together not be squashed cuz some have already decided the agenda of occupy seattle to simply hangout with a sign of complaints .complaints must come with answers to problems not more problems spewed by the disgruntled.advancements!, not regurgitated educations of hate motivated by malt liqour inebriates and heroin junkies.sorry, but we need a bettor focus on getting past the police threats and get down to the brass tacks that solve financial reform statusquos and w.t.o. 99 trade policy violator caused problems that need to be brought to bare.

    • vanwink says:

      It is critcal that we use this momentum to create the world we want to live in. Old school blames and points fingers. The new world order seeks respectful solutions that work. We have a world of smart people. We have solutions. We can leave the old guard in the dust if we simply create our own systems and/or align ourselves with current systems that actually work. We can do this. It is our inheritance to have a world that works for everyone. Maybe not tomorrow, but patience and persistance will deliver what we need and want. Let’s put a decade on the horizon and aim for that! The countdown starts now.

      • John Ellis says:

        1. For a solution to develop conviction, it must be anchored to reality by two or more physical facts know to be real, so that they may transport the mind to a solution that is equally real.

        Democracy will work, but only if we organize against the past practice of the 51% most wealth voting in a way that best enslaves the lower half of society.

        (a) The upper half of society all have great jobs, terrific homes and deluxe healthcare.

        (b) The upper half of society all share in the wealth, whereas the lower half is impoverished without wealth.

        (c) The upper half of society all has education beyond high school, whereas the lower half has no education beyond high school, with most not ever finishing high school.

        (d) The instinct for survival being such that men will always take all they can take, take all that the laws of men will allow, unregulated democracy is nothing more then the 51% most aggressive and wealthy enslaving the lower half of society.

    • John Ellis says:

      But, who do we lobby if the majority is dead set against us? Especially, who do we lobby if the entire upper half of society votes as a block to enslave us?

  • Phil Andrews says:

    I’ll talk to whoever I damn well please. You are NOT my Master.
    It’s time for the Anarchists to go home!!

    • gilbazoid says:

      Chill out Phil. They’re just suggestions.

    • REPUBLIC says:

      What is the difference between the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party?

      Occupy Movement:
      Protesting to an absurd number without a true statistics “99%”
      Tea Party:
      Protesting to a legitimate number with true statistics “53%”

      Occupy Movement:
      Crimes, littering the streets, riots, and including sexual assaults not reported to the police, usurp and defy the law of the land and taking the law in his or her own hands (vigilante style)
      Tea Party:
      Peaceful events, no crimes, no littering the streets, no riots, no sexual assaults, respect the law of the land (law abiding citizens)

      Occupy Movement:
      Censorship, inequality, and removal of profile and contents of anyone that oppose the group, anti-Semite (based on signs held by Occupy Wall Street protesters), and demonize, labeling and name calling the oppositions and other groups
      Tea Party:
      Freedom of speech, equality, and no removal of profile and contents of anyone that oppose the group, respect the freedom of speech of others and no name calling other groups

      Occupy Movement:
      Belief in government entitlements and handouts, such as free education, free food (welfare), free housing (section 8), free transportation, government created jobs, and government given rights that will change the First Amendment to this: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their government with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . Most of all believers of Big Daddy Government Control and authoritarian control of people
      Tea Party:
      Belief in earning a pay check based on your talents, entrepreneur, small business, innovation, enterprise, I can do attitude, and I work hard and accumulate wealth Creator given rights that will keep the law of the land as such: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Most of all believers of small government and people controlled government

      Occupy Movement:
      Funded by the 1% puppeteer masters Mr. Richard Trumka, Mr. Andy Stein, the insurrection and communist believer Mr. Van Jones, radicals of the sixties, and Mr. Cass Sunstein
      Tea Party:
      Funded by the 53% working Americans

      Here is a secret that I will divulge to you about me:

      1. I am a Christian
      2. I voted for Obama in 2008 and I believed what you believed I was left wing liberal, and when I noticed our freedom was being plucked away and water down by adding more meaning since the 9/11 attacks I started to move my ideologies towards the center
      3. I started to see the reality of change of where is the US Constitution is going with left wing liberals. The removal of Jesus, God, Christianity, the Pledge of Allegiance removal of “under God” and make it unconstitutional to recite in school. Systematically removal of the national anthem, and rewriting history
      4. Mass Amnesty to illegal aliens that is watering down our traditions and values to a foreign traditions and values. Here is proof go to
      Believe it or not, but this the beginning of the USA that will be unrecognizable by the time our grandchildren are our age.

      Last, this group the Occupy Movement is the start of the tipping point where United States will fall and become another Europe and worst of all with foreign influences, tradition and values by the mass entry of population uncontrollable borders and the failed immigration laws thanks to the Dept. of Justice.

      If you remove my profile and posts again then all that I have to say is that this movement is biased and you are you own law, judge and jury, therefore I will be silenced and persecuted by people like you that have blinders and don’t see anything that is going on the left and right. You are just going straight to the end of the road and make the whole nation fall in the cliff with no point of return.

      • link333 says:

        The rightwing troll, Republic, has no problem with banks looting the treasury and endless wars of aggression, but heaven forbid that there are no pledges to religious figures in public school.
        (Isn’t that what church and home are for?)

        It is sad that some people really need others to think for them. They are so weak minded and weak willed that they are unable to discern reality from fantasy.

        Republic, turn off Faux News, get off the couch and go to the Occupy encampment and really listen to to the people and their concerns. You might learn something….

  • TheBrain says:

    Oh,my,I guess after reading this I must say that Republic has a point. We should not become what we hate because that makes us hypocrites and just as bad,if not worse. Republic is not a troll if he shares his opinion and if we truly believe in what we are doing here we must be tolerant. If you disagree with Republic than address hiss points thoughtfully. Don’t give our movement a bad name,please. Being hateful is wrong. Shame on you.

    • John Ellis says:

      If this WEB site had a moderator REPUBLIC would have been kicked out immediately. All of his posts are bully aggressive, belligerently terrorizing and designed specifically to drive readers away.

      So, exactly what are you trying to accomplish?

  • John Ellis says:

    Tea Party fun lovers all own much property, so as our police state is a property owners paradise, woe if fails to smile pretty a law officer, to any Tea Party fun lover.

    Tea Party fun lovers, they are darkness loving truth haters, as they claim to be 53% of society. But, they represent only the upper half of our Educated Middle-class, making them only 20% of society,

    Tea Party fun lovers above all things love our police state, for if we were a democracy no one would have the right not to hear. But in our police state, those in power are never exposed, as they have not only a right not to hear those who speak truth to power, but have mainstream media and all of law enforcement working overtime to silence those who speak the truth — thereby protect those in power

  • John Ellis says:

    Republic, slanders,
    “anti-Semitic signs held by Occupy Wall Street protesters”

    In all my 30 years of posting comments on the WEB, never have I seen the above slander expressed except by people who so hate the light, that they dare to call truth, “anti-Semitic.”

    For truth forces all darkness to give way and if truth is ever anti-Semitic, then for an absolute — truth is not at fault.