[*BCM*] Thoughts, or what was the thinking at the MSM ...
jym at econet.org
Mon Jan 7 14:42:25 EST 2008
=v= As feared, an article hopped up on an unrepresentative
sampling of controversies and riddled with inaccuracies.
| ... and about 300 other cities ...
=1= Wow, good thing I pointed the guy to the www.critical-mass.org
website which documents 450 cities.
| ... or just blocking traffic.
=2= Um, BEING traffic. Editorialize much?
| Critical Mass has caused contention in many communities - from
| New York, where hundreds of massers were arrested at the 2004
| Republican National Convention, to San Francisco, where Mayor
| Willie Brown declared war on the group.
=3= Editorialize much about who caused what? I suppose NYC's
August 2004 ride (which a fact-checker should have noticed was
*before* the RNC) "caused" 1800 people to be arrested over the
next weekend, too, huh?
=4= The police attack on the July 1997 ride in San Francisco was
indeed Willie Brown declaring war on us, but the "cause" was a
massive traffic jam on the day of the June 1997 ride, which was
underway before the ride even began, then blamed on the ride
after the fact.
| The group's activities have spawned the term "U-lock justice"
=5= Wrong. That term goes back at least to the 1980s.
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