No, the original poster wasn't talking about 'news' as such, but about where people get their information.
This quote (from here) kind of backs up both our points on occupy vs. tea party:
According to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, the Tea Party at its height of news attention (as of October 21, when the study was released) filled 7 percent of the newshole, during the week of April 13-19, 2009. That week, the young Tea Party engaged in major national protests marking Tax Day. Since then, the group has popped up again and again in news covered, albeit while garnering less attention.
Occupy, meanwhile, increasingly occupied the media's time during its first three weeks of existence, peaking at 10 percent of the newshole during the week of October 10-16. Since then, it has remained a major storyline in the media, but coverage has fallen off. Still, it has remained in the spotlight relatively consistently since its birth.
The point is it took 3 weeks for news coverage of occupy (anti-corporate) to take off, while the tea party (pro-corporate) was covered immediately. All the while, the occupy protests were much, much larger. You're right, occupy eventually 'won' the most media coverage, but rightfully so, it was larger and generated more interest nationwide.