Thursday, April 09, 2009

Ah, so the G20 death was likely caused by Police, but the damage is done

Why? Because during the protest RawStory linked to a story by a conservative London paper that implied that the protesters were responsible for the death and that it was reflective of the things like breaking windows. The Guardian has the revised story. It's interesting that a putatively Progressive news aggregation service would run a story that was suspect from the beginning, that was in fact suspect on the face of it, as one of the few stories about the G20 that they linked to. During the same period they linked to several medical marijuana stories. While surely marijuana is somewhat important it's hard to see how it trumps protests of the top 20 most important countries in the world over the global economic crisis and other issues. Maybe it's more convenient to toke up at home than to engage in global politics.

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