Monday, September 01, 2008

Preemptive assault on protestors

I bet in all the coverage of the Republican convention, few mainstream journalists will ask any serious questions about what seems to be pretty horrendous abuse of local, state and federal police powers to disrupt protests and detain protesters and journalists, in part by raiding the houses where they're staying.Can't have any dissent messing up the carefully planned shots of McCain and his nomination, can we?

It all sounds pretty disgusting, and I hope it gets the attention it deserves from our ailing fourth estate. But I won't be surprised if it doesn't. After all, isn't Sarah Palin's teenage daughter pregnant? Now that's news.

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