New York Times Alters Its Lead Story About Protests

Tweaking the language to subtly provide a less accurate, more pro-police spin. The Occupy Wall Street protesters in fact did not force their way onto the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday — they were allowed, even encouraged, by police to enter, and then were arrested en masse. Who is this mysterious Al Baker who edits the news on behalf of the NYPD?

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  • RamonaCruz

    Jesus, a little investigation would help you figure out the “mystery” of who is Al Baker. From the NYT website: “Al Baker, police bureau chief for The New York Times — and the son of a police lieutenant — brings you inside the nation’s largest police force every Thursday. Mr. Baker can be reached at OnePolicePlaza@nytimes.com.”

  • RamonaCruz

    Jesus, a little investigation would help you figure out the “mystery” of who is Al Baker. From the NYT website: “Al Baker, police bureau chief for The New York Times — and the son of a police lieutenant — brings you inside the nation’s largest police force every Thursday. Mr. Baker can be reached at OnePolicePlaza@nytimes.com.”

  • Wrrrock

    Yes, there is video proof the police did in fact lead them on the bridge. Watch: http://butasforme.com/2011/10/03/78291/

  • Wrrrock

    Yes, there is video proof the police did in fact lead them on the bridge. Watch: http://butasforme.com/2011/10/03/78291/

  • Sangproductions183

    Yet even more proof of how corrupt the system is right down to its core.

  • Sangproductions183

    Yet even more proof of how corrupt the system is right down to its core.

  • rmd1023
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  • Hadrian999

    real journalists need to set up a bar association so you can tell the journalists from pr doush bags

    • Jin The Ninja

      I completely agree.

  • Hadrian999

    real journalists need to set up a bar association so you can tell the journalists from pr doush bags

  • SF2K01

    Welcome to the Times, they’ve done stuff like this for years.

    • Honu

      As opposed to all the other upstanding media outlets.  Anyone care to still argue the liberal media meme?

      • Redacted

        I could shout about Jews, but I don’t actually believe that shit.

      • SF2K01

        Um… no, not “arguing” the liberal media meme, unless I’m arguing that by the sole fact of pointing out the corruption the times is especially known for. All media is bad for you, and most media is liberal, but the Times and Fox (nothing to do with party, just bad news) are amongst the worst offenders of misinformation. All I care about is truth, not this party wing nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    Welcome to the Times, they’ve done stuff like this for years.

  • Sangproductions183

    The media are saying these protests have no clear demands… As
    citizens, I think its pretty clear what we all want and it boils down to
    two predominant things.

    RESPECT & ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Sangproductions183

    The media are saying these protests have no clear demands… As
    citizens, I think its pretty clear what we all want and it boils down to
    two predominant things.

    RESPECT & ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Sangproductions183

    The media are saying these protests have no clear demands… As
    citizens, I think its pretty clear what we all want and it boils down to
    two predominant things.

    RESPECT & ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Calypso_1

    times 01.10.11 NYTIMES malreported doubleplusungood refs free protest rectify
    times 02.10.11 dayorder current ministry of love ref crimethinkers joycamp
    times 03.10.11 prolefeed Arrested Development

  • Calypso

    times 01.10.11 NYTIMES malreported doubleplusungood refs free protest rectify
    times 02.10.11 dayorder current ministry of love ref crimethinkers joycamp
    times 03.10.11 prolefeed Arrested Development

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree.

  • Okarin

    i wonder if this was covered in ethics class

  • Okarin

    i wonder if this was covered in ethics class

  • Honu

    As opposed to all the other upstanding media outlets.  Anyone care to still argue the liberal media meme?

  • DeepCough

    So what was that about the New York Times being liberal again?

  • DeepCough

    So what was that about the New York Times being liberal again?

  • Anonymous

    I could shout about Jews, but I don’t actually believe that shit.

  • Ironaddict06

    I’m all for your right to protest, and in todays world you should-BUT do not prohibit hard working people from making a living, and earning their money.  I imagine that by blocking the bridge that someone was not able to make it to their job, and or a taxi driver-driving people to their desired location, so he/she can make a living for their family and children.

  • Ironaddict06

    I’m all for your right to protest, and in todays world you should-BUT do not prohibit hard working people from making a living, and earning their money.  I imagine that by blocking the bridge that someone was not able to make it to their job, and or a taxi driver-driving people to their desired location, so he/she can make a living for their family and children.

    • Fuego_bam

      I imaging that the bridge would have been blocked for minutes if the police had let people pass instead of the hours it took them to handcuff people and load them into buses to be processed. So in the end the police actions messed with commuters way more than the protesters did.

  • Ironaddict06

    Me neither, just BHO demanding Jews pay more in taxes—Errrrrrrrr I mean Janitors
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTveeRIg2wo&feature=related

  • Simiantongue

    1984 joins Winston as he sets about another day, where his job is to change history by changing old newspaper records to match with the new truth as decided by the Party.
    “He who controls the past, controls the future” is the Party slogan to live by and it gives Winston his job.

    Too bad Al Baker is no Winston though. Maybe we can give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe Baker is a hero in the making!? Pffft.. who am I kidding. Orwell’s book is prescient in that it predicts such things, who can deny that Baker’s job is just that, to match newspapers to the new truth of the Party. But the truth in fiction stops there. Baker’s no dissident.

    “Unhappy the land that has no heroes…
    No. Unhappy the land that needs heroes.”
    -Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo

  • Simiantongue

    1984 joins Winston as he sets about another day, where his job is to change history by changing old newspaper records to match with the new truth as decided by the Party.
    “He who controls the past, controls the future” is the Party slogan to live by and it gives Winston his job.

    Too bad Al Baker is no Winston though. Maybe we can give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe Baker is a hero in the making!? Pffft.. who am I kidding. Orwell’s book is prescient in that it predicts such things, who can deny that Baker’s job is just that, to match newspapers to the new truth of the Party. But the truth in fiction stops there. Baker’s no dissident.

    “Unhappy the land that has no heroes…
    No. Unhappy the land that needs heroes.”
    -Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo

  • Anonymous

    Um… no, not “arguing” the liberal media meme, unless I’m arguing that by the sole fact of pointing out the corruption the times is especially known for. All media is bad for you, but the Times and Fox (nothing to do with party, just bad news) are amongst the worst offenders of misinformation.

  • Fuego_bam

    I imaging that the bridge would have been blocked for minutes if the police had let people pass instead of the hours it took them to handcuff people and load them into buses to be processed. So in the end the police actions messed with commuters way more than the protesters did.