Mic Check! Maddow on How OWS Techniques Are Used to Protest Politicians

The latest creative protest tactic arising form the Occupy protests is "mic check"ing politicians or fancy events, wherein protesers enter said events and interrupt speeches with rehearesed statements made through "the people's mic."

Everyone from Karl Rove to Michele Bachmann to Scott Walker and his supporters to President Obama has been mic checked.

Last night Rachel Maddow explored the mic checking phenomenon, how it spread and what it now means for political discourse and protest.

Watch her segment below. Below that find a "Storify" project curated by the Daily Dot which highlights great moments in mic checking, all for your viewing pleasure: 

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at November 23, 2011, 4:35am

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