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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Rioting you say?

Read this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11726822

If you're reading right now, then watch this: http://atdhe.net/watch-bbc-news.php

Basically, the student protests in London, probably due to a few chavs, have turned pretty violent. Which kinda sucks. But still shows something.

Really though, there are about 50,000 students protesting in London right now against the rise in tuition fees. The only Lib Dem MP I've seen interviewed is being a typical politician by saying he opposes the policy but failing to vote against it.

Also, typical media coverage. Watching the BBC's coverage and they have a few contacts inside the Millibank Tower (where the violence is happening) who they are talking to periodically. Every single one they've spoken to has the same message: "we're all working as usual, there is no danger to us." But the typical sellout reporter in the studio is trying to push the idea that the building is under siege and nobody is getting out alive.

They had a speaker from the student body to question about the protest. He pushed the point that 99% of the protest is still peaceful and the only way it will be remembered as violent is if the media covers it in such a way. After thanking him the pictures, of course, go straight back to police fighting with protesters and the useless reporter trying to make it into an apocalyptic movie scene.

Screw the mass media. I had more faith in the BBC.

15 comments:

  1. actually it doesn't really look like that violent on bbc...also I think the student's are right the raising the fees for the wrong people..

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  2. are you kidding - I wouldn't trust the bbc to tell me what time it was - they are just as bad as cnn and fox

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  3. stupid chavs... It's a shame your police can't carry guns.

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  4. Don't trust news sources in general.

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  5. Yep I will part of upcoming protests in the north east. Even though I will miss the cuts by "one year" I still think there a bunch of cunts.

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  6. Good news report. Great story and informative.

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  7. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

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  8. oh yeah here is where it starts to get nasty.

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  9. you've got some very interesting thoughts

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  10. at least the BBC has some credibility left... could be fox news instead...

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  11. i go to the internet or al-jazeera for all my news!

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