Sunday, July 29, 2012
Coffee Break in Anaheim
On July 25, 2012, an NBCNews.com headline blared: Shop windows smashed, fires reported as Anaheim protest turns violent
While shop windows do occasionally get smashed for a variety of reasons and there’s a huge difference between a fire and a reported fire, the key words remain: “turns violent.”
The tacit insinuation is that prior to windows possibly being smashed and fires being “reported,” the situation in Anaheim had not been not violent.
The six people shot—five fatally—this year by the Anaheim Police Department? Not violent.
Anaheim police officers shooting rubber bullets and releasing police dogs on unarmed civilians? Not violent.
A coffee shop window gets smashed? Look out, things have finally turned violent.
Since this misinformation model should come as no surprise to anyone paying even an iota of attention and I’ve just recently covered corporate media behavior, I’m gonna take this opportunity to present a much wider perspective.
One of my recent OWS photos:
The People’s Gong, in full effect...Share