Daniel Denvir in The Naked City, on a rumor that Philadelphia Daily News helped spread yesterday with its cover story (sub-head: “How the homeless hijacked Occupy Philly”):
I received a call nearly two weeks ago touting the same conspiracy theory: anarchists are being bused into the city. (And, a top city official has also repeated this narrative to CP as fact within the past few days.) In fact, Philadelphia (in particular, West Philly) has one of the largest anarchist populations of any city that I know. If anything, it would make more sense if our anarchists were being bused to invade other cities! And all of my sources at Occupy Philly, including two lead activists who very much want to relocate from Dilworth, reject the accusation as absurd.