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Glenn Beck made several gruesome predictions about where the Occupy Wall Street movement is headed.
Speaking on his radio show Monday, Beck made his already-crystal-clear disdain for the protests, which have spread across the U.S., even more plain. He took a slightly surprising turn, though, in warning establishment Democrats like Nancy Pelosi (who has voiced her support for the movement) as well as any rich backers of the protests not to trust anyone in Occupy Wall Street.
"Nancy Pelosi, you really think these people are your friends?" Beck asked. "Are you that stupid? People around Nancy Pelosi, are you this stupid? Do you really think that you're going to be able to somehow or another control these people?"
Beck then made the first of his dark analogies. Saying that the only thing that could control the movement would be a forceful crushing from "the top," he added, "It will be the Night of Long Knives. It will be a purging of this country." This was a seeming reference to the political murders carried out by the Nazis in 1934.
Beck then turned to "capitalists," and here his warning was even starker and more graphic:
"Capitalists, if you think that you can play footsies with these people, you're wrong. They will come for you and drag you into the streets and kill you...they're Marxist radicals...these guys are worse than Robespierre from the French Revolution...they'll kill everybody."
Ladies and gentleman, Kanye West is in the building. Or in this case, outside of it.
The outspoken rapper paid a visit to the Occupy Wall Street protests Monday afternoon, led by rap mogul Russell Simmons. Simmons was there to appear on Reverend Al Sharpton’s radio show, which the MSNBC primetime host was broadcasting live from the park.
The media spotlight on the movement has not faded and celebrity interest hasn't abated. Organization, however, is still lacking and political goals still need unpacking.
As the protests enter their fourth week, and copycat demonstrations proliferate as far as Fort Myers, Fla. -- population 48,000 and change -- media attention continues to grow. But that attention is often uncontrolled as the organization continues to find its footing.
“We are supposed to talk a lot more than we do,” one organizer told TheWrap, speaking about the relationship between the movement’s different bodies. “We’re still organizing so much.”
As one stands at the various stations of the movement’s epicenter, there is a constant sense of organized chaos.
The media spotlight has been unrelenting. As TheWrap made its inaugural trip to the protests' headquarters in Zucotti Park, various representatives of the movement related a ceaseless onslaught of cameras and interview requests.
A press officer told TheWrap that he spends almost every moment he's there either being interviewed or arranging interviews; a more recent recruit said she'd already lost track of how many times she’d spoken with the press.
Cameras greet “occupiers” as they wake up, even before they get the chance to grab a bite to eat or smoke their first cigarette of the day.
And that is why the likes of West, Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore trudge down here. The more attention the movement gets, the more opportunities it gets to spread its message and the more likely it is to have an impact.
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But to have that impact, does it need more coordination in the form of, say, a political affiliation or association? Does it need to be the Tea Party of the left wing?
“The Tea Party wants to use the standard political channels to get candidates into office and really pressure the Republican Party with their presence,” the press officer said. “We’re trying to create a social movement that will be independent and autonomous in our own objectives.”
As a movement still in its infancy, it holds a core ideology but no political aspirations. It has found a theme with endless potential for mainstream adoption -- anti-greed -- but has yet to turn that into concrete proposals.
Does it need them? For now, its representatives say no.
So how does the media respond? Do talking heads glorify the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon and its brazenness or do they point out the flaws and potential pitfalls?
At such an early juncture, it may be too early to render judgment, but damn it if the media does not try anyways. And at this point, securing that attention is half the battle.
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Occupy Wall Street Democrats and Tea Party take sides

New York protesters are leading the calls for change over a broad range of concerns
Established political groups have weighed into the debate over the Occupy Wall Street movement, as protests in New York and elsewhere rumble on.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced its support for the movement via email and Twitter.
But the anti-tax group Tea Party Express called comparisons between itself and the protests "insulting".
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said demonstrators could stay in the city as long as the obeyed the law.
Protests over perceived injustices and inequalities continued over the weekend in cities across the US.
Hundreds of people turned out in dozens of towns and cities to protest against bank bailouts and what they see as an unfair distribution of income in the US.

A leftist Tea Party?
After starting on 17 September as a small-scale protest based around Wall Street in Manhattan, New York, Occupy Wall Street has now become large enough to force its way into the national political debate.

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Announcing its support for the movement, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - a group that aims to retake the House of Representatives for the Democrats in 2012 - signalled that it agreed with the ambitions of the movement.
"Protesters are assembling in New York and around the country to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we're not going to let the richest one percent force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans," the group wrote.
The Tea Party Express sent a fundraising email to supporters, the AFP news agency reported, arguing against drawing similarities between the rise of the Tea Party and the emergence of Occupy Wall Street.
"The only commonality that we have is that we are both opposed to the bailouts of Wall Street - and that is it."
Unions have offered their support to protesters
On Monday, organisers of the "leaderless resistance movement" in Zuccotti Park called for a "Kids Speak Out" day, as students have the day off for Columbus Day.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said protesters in Zuccotti Park would be allowed to stay indefinitely, as long as they obey the city's laws, the Wall Street Journal reported.
"The bottom line is - people want to express themselves. And as long as they obey the laws, we'll allow them to," Mr Bloomberg said. "If they break the laws, then, we're going to do what we're supposed to do: enforce the laws."
The Rev Al Sharpton hosted his nationally-syndicated radio talk show from the protesters' camp. He was joined briefly by rap star Kayne West.
Elsewhere, more than 300 members of Columbia University's faculty have signed a petition in support of the protests.
"The professors join the Occupy Wall Street movement in condemning the growth of economic, social, and political inequalities," a statement said.
Members of the online activist group Anonymous took down the website of the New York Stock Exchange for one minute on Monday afternoon, reports said. Trading was not affected.
Museum shutdown Debate over the movement's merits - or otherwise - began on US talk shows on Sunday.
"There's nothing that makes you angrier than not being able to provide for your family or understand what your prospects are for the future," Democrat Nancy Pelosi, minority leader for the House of Representatives, told ABC News. 

"I support the message to the establishment, whether it's Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest, that change has to happen," she said.
Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain criticised similar demonstrations in Washington, calling protesters jealousy-stricken Americans who wanted to "take somebody else's" Cadillac.
On Saturday, the Air and Space Museum in Washington was shutdown after protesters tried to enter the building and were pepper-sprayed by police.
Paul Ryan, a leading House Republican, told NBC he did not disparage anyone who "protests their government for better government," but called the anti-establishment rhetoric "troubling".

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