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  •  Pushback on that SFGate article? (8+ / 0-)

    I followed the link in the diary under "Good News on Scott Just Coming In!!" and was appalled to see this choice bit:

    The group dragged Olsen away. He appeared to be conscious after the incident and pressed his hand to his head while looking at his cell phone.
    This looks like a clear attempt to trivialize his injury ("How hurt could he have been if he was looking at his cell phone??"). He ended up in the hospital in critical condition, for pete's sake!

    And this--

    Olsen knew he might be arrested but didn't have any idea the demonstration would get as violent as it did, Shannon said.
    --looks like a deliberate attempt to make the reader think the "demonstration" was "violent"--which AFAIK it was not--rather than the police response to the demonstration, which most definitely was.

    IMO people who were there & witnessed what actually happened in these two instances ought to be pushing back hard on this account--e-mail, phone, letters to the editor, whatever. Don't let slanted or biased reporting go unchallenged.

    snarcolepsy, n: a condition in which the sufferer responds to any comment with a smartass comeback.

    by Uncle Cosmo on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 12:33:27 PM PDT

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