Watch: MoJo’s Josh Harkinson Occupies Olbermann Show


A couple of weeks ago, SF-based Mother Jones reporter Josh Harkinson was en route to East Coast fracking country when we diverted him to NYC to spend a few days covering the growing Occupy Wall Street protests. Now we can’t get the guy home, fer Chrissakes!

Harkinson has been out there tweeting the latest #OWS developments long after most of his media colleagues have gone home to bed. He barely escaped arrest on Saturday while covering protesters’ standoff with police in Washington Square Park. You can watch that video here. Check out his Monday appearance on Keith Olbermann’s show below, and by all means follow Josh on Twitter.    

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