Washington Post’s Coverage Of Oakland Police Rampage: Officer Petting Kitten

washpoAlso, protesters are “wearing out their welcome.” Via Wonkette:

Yeah that captures the scene just right! Faced with endless photographic documentation of the insane violence of 500 riot cops against a group of protesters in Oakland, the Washington Post editors proved they are good Kaplan 1% corporate lackeys and choose this picture of…a riot cop petting a kitten.

Providing some historical perspective on the use of gas canisters against dissidents, the news blog adds:

Chicano journalist Rubén Salazar was assassinated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department with a tear gas canister shot through his skull, back in 1970. He had been told by the cops that his coverage of the anti-war Chicano movement was too sympathetic, and he was killed at point blank range by a sheriff’s deputy who was never prosecuted.

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  • StillAtMyMoms

    What else do you expect from the corporate mass FUCKING media?

  • Anonymous

    What else do you expect from the corporate mass FUCKING media?

  • Drinky McGee

    The Salazar case was the crux of one of Hunter Thompson’s great articles.  You can download a PDF of the thing here.

    http://www.eastofborneo.org/archives/strange-rumblings-in-aztlan

  • Drinky McGee

    The Salazar case was the crux of one of Hunter Thompson’s great articles.  You can download a PDF of the thing here.

    http://www.eastofborneo.org/archives/strange-rumblings-in-aztlan

  • Anarchy Pony

    That’s the war criminal post for you.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    That’s the war criminal post for you.

  • Jayman

    thing i hate about the police is how they’re infallible in the eyes of so many. give a mofo a couple weeks of training new threads a gun and a radio and hes superman all of a sudden.

    • Anarchy Pony

      His shiny badge tricks people into thinking he has authority ceded to him from God.

  • Jayman

    thing i hate about the police is how they’re infallible in the eyes of so many. give a mofo a couple weeks of training new threads a gun and a radio and hes superman all of a sudden.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X6KCGWCDNISXKFWZQS2YVA7TIE Eros

    Haha! There you have it, a perfect example. It reminds me of a brilliant statement from Julian Assange.

    ” When I was 12, my family and I lived in Bryon Bay. Some days I would try to climb up to the lighthouse.
    Earth would overhang the seacliffs and sometimes a pebble would shift or a gull would cry and I would wonder if I was standing on the overhang. Later I would look back and see that, in fact, there had been nothing between me and the waters below.

    At any given moment I could not see where I was. I could only see where I had been and wanted to go. Only with perspective could I understand. We are all like that. We all laugh at the dorky fashions from 10 years ago, but we think we’re totally cool now. Well, we are — but in a more important way.

    We are becoming the agents of perspective. This generation is burning the mass media to the ground. We are reclaiming our rights to world history. We are ripping open secret archives from Washington to Cairo. We are reclaiming the rights to share ourselves and our times with each other — to be the writers and agents of our own history. We don’t know yet exactly where we are.

    But we can see where we are going. The change in perspective that has happened over the last year is what this generation is going to use to find our lighthouse. And when we get there, we’ll turn the fucking spotlight on. So enjoy Splendour in the Grass. Find each other. Find every perspective you can. You’ll need it in the adventure ahead.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wrSbg2XIv7A

    Washington Post…BURN!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X6KCGWCDNISXKFWZQS2YVA7TIE Eros

    Haha! There you have it, a perfect example. It reminds me of a brilliant statement from Julian Assange.

    ” When I was 12, my family and I lived in Bryon Bay. Some days I would try to climb up to the lighthouse.
    Earth would overhang the seacliffs and sometimes a pebble would shift or a gull would cry and I would wonder if I was standing on the overhang. Later I would look back and see that, in fact, there had been nothing between me and the waters below.

    At any given moment I could not see where I was. I could only see where I had been and wanted to go. Only with perspective could I understand. We are all like that. We all laugh at the dorky fashions from 10 years ago, but we think we’re totally cool now. Well, we are — but in a more important way.

    We are becoming the agents of perspective. This generation is burning the mass media to the ground. We are reclaiming our rights to world history. We are ripping open secret archives from Washington to Cairo. We are reclaiming the rights to share ourselves and our times with each other — to be the writers and agents of our own history. We don’t know yet exactly where we are.

    But we can see where we are going. The change in perspective that has happened over the last year is what this generation is going to use to find our lighthouse. And when we get there, we’ll turn the fucking spotlight on. So enjoy Splendour in the Grass. Find each other. Find every perspective you can. You’ll need it in the adventure ahead.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wrSbg2XIv7A

    Washington Post…BURN!!

  • Headsup

    Well come on…it is a really cute cat.

    • DeepCough

      That’s right–a cop would never, ever harm a cute little kitty-cat: he’ll bust a commie-hippy Occupier’s face in with his nightstick, but he’d never dream of hurting a cute lil’ cat.

      • Calypso_1

        this is why the print media is going out of style they need to work on their spin.  if they really wanted to reach the core american demographic they should try this –

        popo strokes protester pussy after giving vet a flashbang facial. 

  • Headsup

    Well come on…it is a really cute cat.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Mario sez:

    “Hisssssssss -Snarl- Scratch- Bite………….Mmmmmmm tastes like bacon!!!!”

  • Anonymous

    Mario sez:

    “Hisssssssss -Snarl- Scratch- Bite………….Mmmmmmm tastes like bacon!!!!”

  • Cutekitten

    this is so crappy

  • Cutekitten

    this is so crappy

  • DeepCough

    That’s right–a cop would never, ever harm a cute little kitty-cat: he’ll bust a commie-hippy Occupier’s face in with his nightstick, but he’d never dream of hurting a cute lil’ cat.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Just like ABC & CBS
    who cut their live feeds when the Oakland cops rioted
    so the Washington Post and its ilk
    are merely Homeland government propaganda outlets.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Just like ABC & CBS
    who cut their live feeds when the Oakland cops rioted
    so the Washington Post and its ilk
    are merely Homeland government propaganda outlets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richardlynnbell Richard Bell

    Washington Whore Post = Corporate Sock Puppets

  • http://www.facebook.com/richardlynnbell Richard Bell

    Washington Whore Post = Corporate Sock Puppets

  • BrianApocalypse

    Unbelievable.  Whether or not OWS ultimately achieves any political goals, one thing thing it sure has done is expose the utter hypocrisy and bias of the police and mass media.

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable.  Whether or not OWS ultimately achieves any political goals, one thing thing it sure has done is expose the utter hypocrisy and bias of the police and mass media.

  • Moi

    Orwell was right.

    • Anarchy Pony

      It’s actually shocking how prevalent doublethink has become. Seriosly, that shit is everywhere.

  • Moi

    Orwell was right.

  • Calypso

    this is why the print media is going out of style they need to work on their spin.  if they really wanted to reach the core american demographic they should try this –

    popo strokes protester pussy after giving vet a flashbang facial. 

  • Anti-Citizen1

    It’s actually shocking how prevalent doublethink has become. Seriosly, that shit is everywhere.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    His shiny badge tricks people into thinking he has authority ceded to him from God.

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