Chris Doss wrote:
> Hello all,
> The A16ers seem to be winning the propaganda battle. There is an editorial
> on page one of today's Metro section in the Washington Post, written by
> Courtland Milloy, painting the protesters in unreservedly flattering terms
> and lambasting the DC police.
> The piece is entitled "The Courage of Protesters' Convictions." In it,
> among other things, she accuses the MPD of engaging in quasi-police state
> tactics, e.g.,: "Better that the finance meeting had been held offshore,
> like other nefarious cartels do, than to reinforce the image of our nation's
> capital as some two-bit capitalist dictatorship." "So much for our great
> symbol of democracy."
> To be frank, I was expecting the Post to visit the rhetorical wrath of God
> upon the protesters. Instead, coverage has been universally sympathetic or
> even supportive. What is going on? Has the world gone mad?
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