Donny Deutsch, former CNBC talk-show host, ex-advertising executive and motivational book author, thinks he has the solution for the Wall Street protesters currently struggling to get their message across: Kent State-style violence.
On "Morning Joe" on Friday, Deutsch explained his big idea:
You know what this movement needs? One is obvious, one not so obvious. Everybody is saying they need to clarify. They need policy issues. The other thing it needs--and I don't want this to come out the wrong way ... Not needs but will happen. If you think back to the late '60s, what is the most stirring image of all of the rebellion that happened? What do we remember? Kent State. Now I'm not saying somebody has to get killed. What will happen, will there be a climax moment of class warfare somehow played out on screen? That I think will, the same way 999, if you will, kind of simplifies a message that articulates this clash so both the real clarification. We're a visual society.
Deutsch isn't the first to suggest that it would take violence for the media (and most Americans) to pay attention to the protest. Last month, protesters complained about the lack of national media attention--only to see coverage ramp up following a clash with police in which one female protester was pepper-sprayed.
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