Occupy Nashville was responding to reports by Channel 5's Phil Williams who caught NES president Decosta Jenkins charging ratepayers "for stays in the nicest hotels (the Waldorf=Astoria, almost $500 a night), dinners in the most exclusive restaurants (Manhattan's Bouley Restaurant, $213 for three), not to mention alcoholic 'refreshments' and his hotel movies."
Only a few days ago, Occupy Nashville was all but ignored. Now, it's a media juggernaut. (Thanks, governor.) In a sign of the occupation's growing might, Jenkins felt compelled to pay a personal visit to the Plaza to try to explain himself today, but to no avail. By the way, these protesters may be moonbeams but they know a thing or two about manipulating the media, don't they? If you want to guarantee coverage for yourself, stage a demonstration about a TV station's much-ballyhooed investigative story. Works like a charm.