Just like the society it criticizes, Occupy Wall Street suffers class divisions of its own, and none other than the Daily Show investigated the depths of it on the day protesters were booted from Zuccotti Park—even uncovering divisions in the layout of the park. With its drum circles and “downwardly mobile” protesters, one end was downtown to the other end’s uptown, where Occupy’s elite had “their library, Apple pop-up store, and bike-powered espresso machines,” Samantha Bee explains.
“This is the ghetto,” one Occupier says. The other half is more like “the Upper East Side.” Bee asks the “elite” how they feel about the other half. “Um ... they’re also members of our society,” one tells her. Do they have good ideas? “On occasion, without them even knowing,” he says. Another shocker that prompts a near-aneurysm for Bee: The movement’s decision-makers actually meet in a bank lobby.