Footage of the Oakland incident where Scott Olsen was felled

NPR covered this this morning. Amazingly, they never mentioned that the guy was a Vet and ignored the whole veterans’ angle to the story which has been prominent in the online discussion about it.

It’s interesting to me that the authorities figured out how to avoid Walter Cronkite moments in the last 20 years through careful media manipulation and jingoistic propaganda, but that effort has been trumped by YouTube, which is functioning the way live TV did during Vietnam.

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