This type of reporting as exemplified by the Village Voice’s Nick Plato doesn’t really add up to a hill of beans when all things are considered and taken into consideration. We do not want to be seen as perusing ever piece of writing as left-winged liberal excrement. Yet, at the same time when one shows only one side of an issue – thankfully we do have a word for that – it’s called biased.
However this is a delicate time in America’s history; and as such we believe that reporting must be accurate at the very least. Furthermore, we believe that all political correctness should be left out and journalists, reporters, commentators, pundits, and of course America’s ruling elite should try and remain as equal as possible.
We are not trying to espouse that truth to events be disregarded whatsoever; however, we are saying that to apportion reality into these events should be the number one priority.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been quietly racking up legal victories in court with yet another case being thrown out by a judge Wednesday due to an “insufficient” summons.
Occupy’s “freedom fairy,” Marni Halasa was ticketed by the NYPD for “impeding pedestrian traffic” during a protest at Zuccotti Park back in March.
As reported in the New York Daily News:
“It’s absolutely ridiculous that I was impeding pedestrian traffic with silk chiffon wings and Rollerblades,” said Halasa, who was ready to plead not guilty and request her day in court for the alleged offense.
“I wanted the case to go further to really challenge the law.”
Halasa added that she felt like her First Amendment rights had been violated.
Someone should have explained to Ms. Halasa that taking the court’s time with the likes of what one would expect to see in a Broadway musical is not the forum for her bickering. That’s what we mean viz-a-vie reporting considering all things. Furthermore, court time costs money and it never is the best idea to represent one’s self. Who knows maybe the judge was trying to assist in keeping the city of New York out of bankruptcy; or at the very least save Ms. Halasa some money.
In a single month, Occupy secured three court wins, beginning with the case of Alexander Arbuckle.
Arbuckle was arrested while photographing a march on January 1 and was charged with disorderly conduct for standing in the middle of the street blocking traffic.
That was the police version of the story—told under oath.
As it turns out, Officer Elisheba Vera lied to the court. Arbuckle’s own photographs from the evening place him squarely on the sidewalk during the march, and all video from the NYPD’s Technical Research Assistance Unit also showed Arbuckle standing on the sidewalk.
As for us, we find this type of “journalism” ridiculous insofar as the writer (Allison Kilkenny) makes a judgment call (“Vera lied to the court”); moreover, it is interesting to note as to whether or not Arbuckle’s photographs were allowed as evidence into court, which alludes Ms. Milkenny to even make mention of it.
If there is a “tell” involved with this story, we believe it would have to be the time the incident actually occurred, yet that is conveniently let out.
All we are trying to do with this piece is to alert the public that there are, in fact, left-winged media bias’ that affect the media and subsequently those who read it. Please have a look at what President Thomas Jefferson had to say about the press:
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers…” and of course one of our favorites: “I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it” [both by] Thomas Jefferson.
As Occupiers were being arrested over these past eight months, the public perhaps understandably, although naïvely, believed these protesters are committing crimes. But as these dismissals continue to occur, it’s clear the overwhelming majority of Occupy arrestees are innocent, and guilty only of trying to exercise their First Amendment rights. Is anyone really buying this rubbish from Mr. Pinto?