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  •  Commander Andrew Smith, in charge of (1+ / 0-)
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    public relations, is very personable and smooth.  He had media folk eating out of his hand by promising to give them special access to nothing.  Villaraigosa and Beck having a "press conference" in the middle of the street in the middle of the mayhem was clever, but deceptive and designed to distract.
    The cherry picker to take protesters out of trees was also a clever exercise.  What press person could resist focusing on 200 cops standing around and watching like so many extras.  
    That Hollywood is right next door is unmistakable.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 02:40:08 PM PST

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