Al Gore, Keith Olbermann & Markos Moulitsas Must Retract, Apologize For Occupy Rape Cover-Up

Lee Stranahan
Big Journalism

We call on Current TV founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, Countdown host Keith Olbermann and DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas to issue an immediate written and on-air retraction and apology for broadcasting a statement by Moulitsas that called the subject of rape and sexual assaults in the Occupy movement “made up” during the February 13 broadcast of Countdown.

Host Keith Olbermann and Current TV not only provided Moulitsas with a platform to spread this patently false statement, but did nothing to correct the misinformation given to the show’s tens of thousands of viewers.

Mr. Moulitsas’s statement and its tacit support by Olbermann, Gore and Hyatt is a slap in the face to both Current TV viewers and the dozens of men, women and children who have been the victims of sexual assault at Occupy encampments or events. The conduct of Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Moulitsas as presented by former VP Gore and Mr. Hyatt is part of a disturbing pattern of covering up rape and sexual assault in the Occupy movement.

In an exchange with Mr. Olbermann, Mr. Moulitsas said:

“This movement has gone far beyond the actual protests themselves. The message itself has taken on its own meaning.  It’s sort of kind of almost broken free from the Occupy protests, so they can be as filthy and they can rape people — if you want to make stuff up —but the fact is nobody really cares about it because that message isn’t about the messenger, it’s not about who’s delivering a message, but it’s about the message itself which really resonates at a very core emotional level with people who are suffering in this economy.”…

The article continues, with video and documented list of reported rapes and sex crimes, at Big Journalism.

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H/T American Power

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