Occupy Wall Street’s momentum is undeniably faltering.
The numbers aren’t difficult to read, says Peter Leeds, Investment analyst, owner and founder of Peter Leeds Penny Stocks. “According to Google Trends, searches for Occupy Wall Street have fallen 60 percent from their October 15th peak to October 30th. This is reinforced further by the Factiva news database, which cites media mentions of "Occupy Wall Street" declining by 19 percent in a week, ending on October 23rd,” he wrote to Exec Digital.
“The faster anything rises, generally the faster it falls. Occupy Wall Street may be another example of this, as media coverage, social media activity, and activist numbers have all started dropping off. This is only expected to continue, especially with the onset of winter.”
Still, the story of Occupy Wall Street took an unexpected turn last night when “The O’Reilly Factor” aired several commercials promoting what Bill O’Reilly calls “far-left loons.” The three spot premiere is only one part of a larger campaign to introduce Occupy Wall Street to a broader audience; in total, Occupy Wall Street purchased more than 100 ad spots expected to run through Monday. While relatively cheap, the message is slowly starting to spread.
Most likely, despite the commercial exposure their ESPN and The O’Reilly Factor ads might bring in, Occupy Wall Street still doesn’t have one clear message. “The lack of clear goals has plagued Occupy Wall Street from an early point. One protester with whom I spoke, Brian (his real name withheld by request), admitted that the movement needed to clarify some realistic and actionable goals. This process took place slowly, and by group decision, but has done little to clarify anything to most observers,” Leeds added.
If things continue to go downhill, Occupy Wall Street may cease to exist altogether – and the Wall Street tycoons that have been looking over their movement might have a winter rid of turmoil.
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