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Response to Ian David (Reply #11)

Sun May 20, 2012, 09:02 PM

15. Indeed. And I appreciated your healthy skepticism.

But alas, even if the substance of the story is true, the emphasis and innuendo are what's dangerous.

Back in 1999, my local paper ran a reasonably balanced AP story explaining how anti-globalization protestors had peacefully (peacefully!) brought a halt to the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference but then chose to accompany that article with a sensational picture of a thug dressed in black, kicking in a plate glass downtown window.

Thanks to the photo, people who merely perused the front page or read the AP article uncritically drew the inevitable conclusion. Inevitable and totally wrong.

To this day, many Americans, perhaps even the majority, have a tragically warped view of what happened in Seattle 13 years ago.

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