"I have a dream that one day I'll be used as a tool by the establishment
to delegitimize protests." (via Andrew Kaczynksi)
Barf barf barf barf barf. I saw this over at BuzzFeed, which has a quick summary of how much time and in what fashion various news networks covered Ferguson this morning. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised by this, but even I expect a little bit of subtlety out of Fox, you know? Something slightly more nuanced than trying to smear the protests by claiming they were violent, unruly (if there was any violence, it was impossible to notice in the live streams) and generally not how you should behave if you're black and have some grievances with the government. As one totally unbiased source put it:
Why don't the unarmed Ferguson protesters just try being white landowners threatening to shoot federal agents? Worked for Cliven Bundy.— Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) August 14, 2014
That was my tweet. Am I allowed to do that? Oh well, I'm sure it's still more tasteful than what Fox did. Of course, who am I to judge? After all, Fox News has so vigorously defended MLK's legacy for so many years. Check out other networks' coverage at BuzzFeed - or check out news crews being gassed and forced out of town.