Yesterday media theorist and cultural pulse-taker Douglas Rushkoff posted a piece on called “Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it.” He was subsequently interviewed by an obviously skeptical, not-getting-it CNN anchorperson.

Rushkoff’s points are that (a) mainstream media types are having a hard time understanding the groundbreaking nature of the protests because they’re thinking in 20th Century street-protest terms while Occupy Wall Street is a “patient” internet phenomenon and (b) the discussions heard in Liberty Park about the 1% vs. 99% economic inequities have been, he feels, “more profoundly intelligent” than anything heard on network talk shows or in the halls of Congress addressing same.