August 31, 2004
Misleading headlines, again

An article with a title like NYC Police Arrest Some 300 GOP Protesters would lead one to believe that some Republicans in town got a little out of hand. However, the article isn't about GOP protestors, it's about anti-GOP protestors. One has to read past the headline to realize that it's not Republicans who are acting out, but rather a bunch of left-wing loons.

More than 800 people have been arrested in convention-related protest activity since late last week. One of those arrested late Tuesday at a demonstration in Union Square Park was a 19-year-old East Harlem man who was seen on a videotape assaulting a detective a day earlier, police said. The anti-GOP activism has been largely peaceful, with only a few exceptions.

Contrast that figure with this one, from the 30 July San DIego Union-Tribune:

Protests have largely fizzled here this week amid a massive show of force by law enforcement. Police had prepared to jail 2,000; yesterday's arrests brought the total for the convention to six.

None of the anarchists, anti-globos, socialists, or other assorted malcontents protested in Boston when the Democrats were having their convention. Seperate peace, or tacit alliance? Your call.

posted on August 31, 2004 07:20 PM


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