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  •  Good job explaining things about the singers. (13+ / 0-)

    I had read your previous stuff and once I read the article I saw he was making some assumptions that weren't really accurate.

    When the author says he is puzzled by the singers continuing, it reminded me of the people who couldn't
    understand what the Occupy people "wanted."

    Even though the quote was incomplete, it was clear that Risser had a better grasp of why people might want to sing than the author of the article or the other representative who was quoted.

    I want to roll my eyes when I see that the elected leaders are not able to sympathize with other points of view, but, I suppose it doesn't fit their idea that they have a mandate to do far right reform in Wisconsin, so they have to undermine any dissent by belittling the participants.

    Good job again, setting the record straight and sticking up for yourself and the people who want to sing.

    •  willful puzzlement (2+ / 0-)
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      rosarugosa, AnnieJo

      The author apparently talked to Brandon for over an hour, and he also talked to a few other people who are quite articulate about their motivations, so he shouldn't have been mystified. It really seems as though he (or his editor, or both) came into it with preconceived notions and took it from there. Anything anyone said that didn't suit the narrative was dropped.

      "I kept the faith and I kept voting Not for the iron fist but for the helping hand For theirs is a land with a wall around it And mine is a faith in my fellow man." -- Billy Bragg

      by kideni on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:16:10 PM PST

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