I hope one of the things the OWSers have learned is that what gets reported or rumored or even becomes common knowledge is not necessarily what actually happened. Always — consider the source. Consider who benefits by manipulating public view. And most of all, don’t believe everything you hear, or read, because you want to believe it, or just because lots of people you know believe it. Lots of people are often wrong.
That said — Jonathan Bernstein, “Obama never secretly killed the public option. Itâ€™s a myth.” and “The NY Times Should Be Ashamed of Itself (Again).” See also Matt Glassman. Apparently all the hysteria about Obama killing the public option was along the same lines as much of what we saw in the New York Post about OWS.
Update: See also John Cole, “We’re Hopeless.” While the Left certainly is sometimes guilty of generating rumors and misinformation, that’s all the Right ever does.
Update: See the Booman.