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the Strib placed a left-wing partisan opinion piece in the news section. But that is modern "activist" journalism--why report the news when you can try to nudge the world in the direction you'd like it to go? Ms. Barnes, who's steering the ship?
Violent "protesters" are the #1 enemy of free speech. Based on their actions yesterday, we can conclude that anti-Republican activists either believe that Republicans do not have a right to free speech or do not object to those trying to shut Republican voices down.
These anarchist should take a cue from Dr. MLK and the March on Washington, and evn though I will not pull the lever for him Obama's acceptance speech in the stadium. Large peaceful gatherings promote your cause and free speech in general.
My problem with the free speech stage is that the sound level permitted (75 decibles) is too low for that area. The comfort and privacy of the Dorthy Day Center notwithstanding, the sound level could have been higher. The sound and the stage are set up to project the sound away from Dorth Day anyway.
I wonder how many of the violent protesters were even democrats? The violence hijacked the protest, and the perpetrators deserve arrest and prosecution.
Its sad, that a few people could subvert the attention on the event this way.... but this doesn't explain why the main stage was shut down, or why so little attention is being given to all those people who did protest peacefully.
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