TheTedChronicles suggested that I expand my mind and read indymedia.org.
Here’s what I found…
4 lead stories that read like something I saw in a book on the history of the Communist movement. Workers taking over the factories, government involvement in the economy, and the word “womyn.”
They were "provoking members of APOC anti-imperialist contingent in arguments, inciting violence. Police have stepped in, trying to keep them in check."
Yet the accounts I read of those in attendance were that the PW’s were attacked first – both verbally and physically for just trying to participate. Since you or I were not in New York City, we really won’t know which side is completely in the right (pardon the word choice).
Reading through the comments on the forum, I found names of authors such as “smash the right” and “socialist.” And you are implying this is a independent, un-biased news source? And Dan Rather is a good journalist.
The only item of note I found on their site was an audio interview with a Protest Warrior who was probably caught off guard and not prepared to do interviews. Therefore, the man came off sounding like a backwater hick.
Not having the time and not being a regular reader of the site, did indymedia cover the attack of Episcopal priests – who were behind the roped off area – by the anti-abortion crowd? Did they support the woman who was physically dragged from a John Kerry event? They had plenty of compliments for those that snuck into the RNC.
For examples of real media bias, why don’t you visit the Media Research Center? I had a blog entry about them just a few days ago. Don’t even try to claim that mainstream media, CNN, and MSNBC are open-minded news sources. I find it incredibly amusing that the left has a hissy fit about 1 channel (Fox) but says nothing about the others… oh… that would be because they agree with the others.
See this keen statement:
“I’m a big supporter of President Clinton. And if there wasn’t such a thing as the Constitution, I’d vote for him a third time.”
— Former NBC News reporter Star Jones, now a co-host of ABC’s The View, at a June 21 party promoting Bill Clinton’s book, as quoted in the June 22 USA Today.
That Constitution… it’s just something in the way.