The title of this post is a conundrum, you can't really categorize OWS as an organized movement like the Tea Party.
Really, the Tea Party is a group of people coming together with a united goal of smaller government intervention. It's many people with a central idea using organized public events to make a point.
While, OWS is an organization, specifically an offshoot of ACORN, gathering a group of people to do their bidding. In other words, it's a few people with some central themes corralling the useful masses to their own end.
Tea Partiers have events, OWS'ers sleep on the street.
I can see where the Mainstream Media are so confused. They don't understand that Tea Party Events END. They have start and finish times. They have a central theme. They have organized speakers with stages and microphones. The audience leaves no trash.
OWS goes on and on. It has no end. There is no central theme, no focus. The only organization are buses provided (by an ACORN offshoot) to take them to another site when necessary. There is no stage, only the loudest bullhorn of the moment. The OWS'ers wallow in their own trash.
Yes, that is very confusing to the press that would prefer the two be equal, just different sides of the issue.
The Tea Party and OWS are not equal. They cannot be correlated. One is a political movement, and the other a media circus.