The Boston Herald is totally preoccupied with the Occupy Boston protestor, as its 141 articles found search results indicate. And one story the feisty local tabloid absolutely owns first emerged in Thursday’s edition:
Occupy Boston has booted two members of its finance team after accusations they spent money without permission and tried to set up a fundraiser with the city teacher’s union.The group identified the accused in a blog posting and in an apologetic letter to the teacher’s union. The Herald is withholding their names because they have not been charged.
(Somewhere in the Herald archives is a boffo doctoral thesis on the paper’s naming policy, don’t you think?)
Today brought the standard-issue follow up:
An outcast Occupy Boston member labeled as a thief on the movement’s website is denying accusations he spent $400 in donations without permission and tried to set up a fundraiser with the city’s teachers union.
The accused, one of two people booted from the movement’s finance group, said he wants his name cleared and has begun mediation with his former fellow demonstrators.
“It doesn’t sit well with me,” the man, whose name the Herald is withholding because he has not been charged criminally, said by telephone last night. “People are going to be held accountable for their actions. If they don’t come to some sort of resolution, people are going to be held accountable for their actions.
The outcast goes on to say he wants his name that we don’t know cleared. What we do know is that one of the Occupyniks “identified the other person booted from the group as the accused’s unpaid assistant.”
Protestors have unpaid assistants? Doesn’t that sort of run counter to the whole I am the 99% thing?