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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37 Comments on "New York Times Alters Its Lead Story About Protests"

  1. RamonaCruz | Oct 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm |

    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.”

  2. RamonaCruz | Oct 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm |

    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.”

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

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

  5. Sangproductions183 | Oct 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm |

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

  6. Sangproductions183 | Oct 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm |

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

  7. Hadrian999 | Oct 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm |

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

  8. Hadrian999 | Oct 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm |

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

  9. Anonymous | Oct 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm |

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

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

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

      • Redacted | Oct 4, 2011 at 2:17 am |

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

      • 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.

  11. Sangproductions183 | Oct 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm |

    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

  12. Sangproductions183 | Oct 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm |

    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

  13. Sangproductions183 | Oct 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm |

    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

  14. 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

  15. Calypso_1 | Oct 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm |

    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

  16. Anonymous | Oct 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm |

    I completely agree.

  17. i wonder if this was covered in ethics class

  18. i wonder if this was covered in ethics class

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

  20. DeepCough | Oct 4, 2011 at 1:06 am |

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

  21. DeepCough | Oct 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm |

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

  22. Anonymous | Oct 4, 2011 at 6:17 am |

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

  23. Ironaddict06 | Oct 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm |

    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.

  24. Ironaddict06 | Oct 4, 2011 at 1:08 pm |

    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 | Oct 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm |

      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.

  25. Ironaddict06 | Oct 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm |

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

  26. Simiantongue | Oct 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm |

    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

  27. Simiantongue | Oct 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm |

    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

  28. Anonymous | Oct 5, 2011 at 3:11 am |

    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.

  29. Fuego_bam | Oct 23, 2011 at 2:59 am |

    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.

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