Friday, March 27, 2009

G20 in London: protest and propaganda

You may have heard in the news that the G20 are meeting in London in the coming week.

The main notable aspect of the runup to the meeting is the sheer quantity of negative and frankly terrifying propaganda coming out of all the 'independent' press we have here in the UK. On the basis of what the police tell them the media are out of control frothing at the mouth. It's rare to get such confusion, conflation and crap all mixed together into one basic narative. the very diversity of the views involved has caused the media to narrow it's focus to a tiny range--questions range from 'are these people dangerous' all the way to 'just how dangerous are these people'.

On the positive side:


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