Police are clearly targeting journalists everywhere

This has got to be a new low for our police state.

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A number of efforts are underway to try to track the attacks on journalists, which are often first documented on Twitter. Bellingcat senior investigator Nick Waters had documented 140 incidents by Friday morning. You can see a visualization of the violence against journalists here. Bellingcat notes:

Although in some incidents it is possible the journalists were hit or affected accidentally, in the majority of the cases we have recorded the journalists are clearly identifiable as press, and it is clear that they are being deliberately targeted. This pattern of violence against journalists is replicated in several cities, but appears most intense in Minneapolis.

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker counts more than 300 total press freedom violations.

This must be all part of making America great again.

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snoopydawg's picture

covering any of the protests since? Did they get sent a message to not focus on the police brutality and instead focus more on the rioting and looting? I don’t have cable so I don’t see what the media narrative is now.

There, I fixed it for you shows how the media was setting the narrative instead of telling what was actually happening. Damn we are under constant bombardment of propaganda it’s hard to know what is actually happening. The silence from anyone in power is deafening isn’t it? It’s almost like....?

WOW!

Check out the tweets here and see how huge the protests are in cities across the country and the pond. Looks like every one of them were peaceful. Why? No cops!

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"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests, in this case, are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people,"

janis b's picture

@snoopydawg

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The major network ones. They deserve it. They ponder TrumpTweets looking puzzled, bothsider stuff until the news is the equivalent of first draft of history high fructose corn syrup. We should knock them down, steal their lunch money, pee on them and make sure they are very, very afraid of us. Unfortunately, we rarely get that close, since we're barred from hanging with the hoipoloi.

Reporters, on the other hand, are ok, them having to toil among us. They're the ones getting beat on. Esp. when the journalists turn their experiences into mush.

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Pluto's Republic's picture

It's a good idea to remove your Press Credentials from your wallet.

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