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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Distorting The Narrative, part 3

Oct 2nd, 2011

Image via Reuters
Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal has now reported on the deceptive tactics we highlighted HERE and HERE.

I think he goes a little too easy on the NYPD. Nevertheless, he does raise an eyebrow.

"Some have apparently claimed entrapment by the police (who encouraged them to walk on the road), but the people we talked to last night mostly suggested that the police merely stood by and watched, not encouraging them, but not stopping them either.

So far we've seen no evidence of police actually encouraging protesters to go on the road, but there are videos that show police walking in front of the protesters, as they go up onto the road.

This isn't the same as encouraging them to go on the road, but on the other hand, you could see why people in a crowd would think that going on a bridge is kosher if the police are calmly walking in front of the crowd as they go up the road."

Weisenthal also included new video from the Brooklyn Bridge

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