Skip to comments.Even Mother Jones Confirms Police Provoked by Occupy Oakland Demonstrators
Posted on 10/29/2011 6:33:17 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
As reported on Thursday by Newsbusters' Mark Finkelstein, Joe Scarborough and some members of his MSNBC Morning Joe crew shot their mouths off about what Mike Barnicle described as a "police riot" at the Occupy Oakland protests before waiting for all the facts. And now it appears that the Morning Joe folks have shot themselves in the foot as well since reports from the scene show that it was the police who were clearly provoked by the Occupy Oakland demonstrators.
So were these reports from the usual "rightwing" suspects? Nope. The reports confirming the provocations from the demonstrators came from the leftwing Mother Jones magazine and were supported by the very liberal San Francisco Chronicle. Here is the initial report from the scene by James West of Mother Jones:
Violence came in waves. Many demonstrators peace-saluted police and called through bullhorns: "This is a peaceful protest! This is a civilian movement!" But from the moment I arrived in Oakland at 10:15 p.m., I saw a visible minority spoiling for conflict. Tinder had built across the night at the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway, a mixture of expectation and adrenaline...
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I had a liberal (quickly trending conservative) Ann Arbor cop living next door to me for a while. He told me about the differences between liberal and conservative protesters.
He said that police don’t turn their back on liberal protesters and police don’t wear riot gear at conservative protests.
obnoxious, spoiled, needle-dick frat boy alert.
He'd say anything for advantage. The odds of him meaning it are zero.
I’m still waiting for Scarborough’s “new and improved” 3 hour radio show to come back on the air at WABC!
Scarborough is a very able liar.
In a very butch costume...
Did Joe ever apologize about the dead girl found in his office?
From the comments at the MoJo link
“have you ever had a rational conversation with a tea partier? half-way through they are so threatened by your existence that they insist that you were never born and ask to see your birth certificate. Regardless, OWS is a movement driven by the unemployed and foreclosed upon. That is by no means exclusively “young people”. I think you’re watching too much faux news.”
As for the protesters I would like for someone to ask just one of them what they are getting paid to protest..All these thugs work for Soros and until that mange Nazi gets kicked out of our country we will have nothing but trouble..
I get up very early every morning & I flip back & forth between Morning Joe & Fox & Friends. Every time I see Mike Barnicle he is slumped down in his seat like a high school thug w/ a smirk on his face.
I have to say the smirk factor is high on that show. Also, since Mika’s brother was appointed the ambassador of Sweden she is even more of a cheerleader for the current administration. It’s so blatant I am amazed that she is not told to stop.
Another comment from the MoJo link;
“The solution lies in not only slaughtering the plutocracy and their minions, but in slaughtering them and their progeny in such a cruel and systematic way that the terror of what happens to those who try to enslave the American people will echo down through the years and protect future generations.”
I'll go with 'zero'...
I never noticed before - but he's right: Police don't wear riot gear at conservative protests... Thanks for sharing.
The only time I’ve seen police in riot gear at a tea party event was the day it was outside the auditorium where Obama was speaking.
I suspect that order came down from far above the local level.
The solution lies in not only slaughtering the plutocracy and their minions, but in slaughtering them and their progeny in such a cruel and systematic way that the terror of what happens to those who try to enslave the American people will echo down through the years and protect future generations.
That would be a mean thing to do to the democrats and rino’s in congress. And to most of the current executive branch. And how would they handle plutocrat enslavers like Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Kennedy who cannot be cruely killed?
Perhaps the solution is to implement that very process against all totalitarian leftists.
If this goes on long enough, they will begin to purge their own ranks in just that manner.
MSNBC’s advertisers have a screw loose.
The nature of the leftist beast necessitates eventual violence. Virtually all political vandalism is leftist in origin. Has anyone ever heard of a Tea Party crowd egging (literally in the case of the leftists) the police on? Of course not. The threat or realization of violence is implicit in all leftist demonstrations.