Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Don't Let Media Decide Who The'haters' Are

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Don't Let Media Decide Who The'haters' Are

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There was a group of individuals in Charlottesville, Va., that decided to protest the removal of a statue that represented a part of their heritage. They obtained a permit and marched to the location of the statue accompanied by some local law enforcement officers. There was a second group that decided that the statue should be removed. They also marched to the location of the statue. There was a confrontation and violence erupted, witnessed by the local law enforcement officers that were present. Which group was the "haters"?

I found it interesting that the media, in its capacity as the self-appointed opinion generator, decided that the first group was at fault. But if the second group remained at home and marched on a different day to make their point, there would have been no confrontation and hence, no violence. …

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