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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oops... Now They're Macing Fox News

Posted by on Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:19 PM

As John Cole at Balloon Juice writes:

The more this happens, the more news it makes, the more people hear about it, the more pissed off people get, the more people show up, the more the cops over-react, the more news it makes, the more people hear about it… You get the point.

So far, Seattle police have shown considerably more restraint than the NYPD, but let's wait to see how they react when the crowds get a little bigger. Too bad Mayor McGinn didn't choose to keep the police out of this while he had the chance.


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Simply Me 1
It is too bad Goldy. Mcginn has lost all his appeal for me. I used to really think he got it. Now I know he's just as bad as the rest of them.
Posted by Simply Me on October 6, 2011 at 4:22 PM · Report this
hans millionaire 2
i would mace, and hit a fox reporter with a baton if i got the chance :)
Posted by hans millionaire on October 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Andy 3
It's part of the theater. McGinn knows it would make the news if the cops arrested people. He's doing his part. Duh.
Posted by Andy on October 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM · Report this
PTrig 4
It's a local Fox affiliate. Doesn't count.
Posted by PTrig on October 6, 2011 at 4:35 PM · Report this
Local Fox station does not equal Fox News. But nice try.

Posted by bigyaz on October 6, 2011 at 4:40 PM · Report this
the new york police are even more out of control than your average police department.
Posted by philosophy school dropout on October 6, 2011 at 4:59 PM · Report this
There is one thing the state cares about above all else and it's that the corridors of commerce must be kept open.

Fuck with that and the state will come down on you.

That's why the Wall Street Occupation actually might matter. At least it has a chance. Occupying downtown Seattle kinda pales in importance.
Posted by tkc on October 6, 2011 at 5:49 PM · Report this
prompt 10
If people were in Westlake supporting invading Iran or something I wonder how long it'd take for you to demand the police remove them as soon as they started causing problems.
Posted by prompt on October 6, 2011 at 7:39 PM · Report this
@4, @5 --- Nice try, but WNYW is a Fox owned & operated (O&O) station:

"WNYW, virtual channel 5 (digital channel 44), is the flagship television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. The station's transmitter is atop the Empire State Building and its studio facilities are located in Manhattan's Yorkville neighborhood. WNYW is a sister station to Secaucus, New Jersey-based WWOR-TV (channel 9), the New York area's MyNetworkTV flagship station."
Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen on October 7, 2011 at 6:59 AM · Report this
TheFang 12
@11, well of course it's owned and operated by Fox, but it's not Fox News. Yes, the channel that shows the Simpsons is the same company that showed Glenn Beck, but they're not the same station.
Posted by TheFang on October 8, 2011 at 1:32 PM · Report this
TheFang 13
@11, @12 ... and their news divisions are not the same.
Posted by TheFang on October 8, 2011 at 1:32 PM · Report this

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