Google "Occupy Wall Street" and you'll come up with 36,400 news hits; search news on "Syria" and you'll come up with half that. Tangent: perhaps the Arab League will now take the noble step of condemning the actions against the regime oppressing OWS as it has with al-Assad. Jokes. Occasionally hilarious/faux-intelligent news source The Daily What features almost hourly mini-updates on Occupy, exposing what, from their perspective, looks like outgrowths of the Big Brother Police State in Oakland, Portland, and your basic set of liberal college enclaves like UC Davis, et al. Though, in all honesty, it looks like there is one particular example, among others, of unneeded heavy-handedness dealing with protestors.
And the New York Times still churns out product, right?
Point is, in between the protests, sign-making, and defecating, the movement's done a pretty solid job of selling itself in terms of media presence.
The question: For people reading largely supportive commentary, or following @OccupyWallStNYC on Twitter, or watching memes spring up, or having really any interaction with the media coming from the movement itself, do you think the self-victimization and marketing of it all will ultimately help or hurt Occupy in the eyes of the general public? Does it matter if the media continues to prop it up?