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Sunday, November 06, 2011

A Study In Contrasts

Let's see.  What's uppermost in the minds of those who live downwind from the "Occupy Wall Street" protest in their beloved New York City this morning?

From the ultra-liberal New York Times we learn that Cuba is now allowing its inmates (the citizenry) to buy and sell cars.

Say what?

That would, as the saying goes, be all the news that's fit to print, it seems.

Just a few blocks over, however, the New York Post finds something newsworthy that the Times either missed or chose to ignore.  From "Post reporter spends an in‘tents’ night amid anarchy in Zuccotti Park":
“Every single night it’s the same thing. I mean, some guy was a victim of rape!” an officer snarls. “There comes a time when it’s over. This is a disaster. It’s all we’re doing, every two seconds, is locking somebody up every time. It’s done.

“It’s done,” he repeats. “Occupy Wall Street is no longer a protest.”

Scenes like this -- and far worse -- have been playing out since the Zuccotti Park “occupation” began on Sept. 17.

The parcel is now a sliver of madness, rife with sex attacks, robberies and vigilante justice.
It’s a leaderless bazaar that’s been divided into state-like camps -- with tents packed together so densely that the only way to add more would be to stack them.

And despite an NYPD watchtower overhead and the entire north side of Zuccotti lined with police vehicles, it is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous places in New York City.
A question: Why did the publisher and editors of the New York Times deem it to be more important that we know about used car sales in Cuba (for God's sake) than about rape and mayhem occurring at that enclave of liberal thugs, anarchists, and drop-outs just down the street (for God's sake)?

Could it be that one story doesn't fit the template but the other - the one they ran with - does?