We’ve made a point to ridicule the media portrayal of the OWS mob as “mostly peaceful” in seemingly every story we’ve seen the past two months. Even last night on Fox, Shepard Smith led off by saying the violent mob in New York yesterday was “mostly peaceful” even though we witnessed an orgy of violent behavior.
Then in this clip reporter Jonathan Hunt also claimed the temper tantrum was “largely peaceful” despite no evidence to back that up.
This morning CBS2 in New York dutifully pretended everything was largely peaceful.
Only a handful of protesters were in Zuccotti Park this morning, a stark contract from the thousands who were there 24 hours earlier.
Thursday’s loud but largely peaceful march near Wall Street to mark the two-month anniversary of the movement occasionally descended into violent clashes. Around 300 people were arrested throughout the day.
It just defies all logic and common sense to call a riot involving 300 arrests as peaceful. It’s just breathtakingly dishonest.
In the upside-down world of the media, tea partiers are terrorists, but out-of-control mobs are largely peaceful. Yet they wonder why they have no credibility.