It seems the Democrat-media complex is not telling the full story of what took place last weekend at UC Davis.
A video posted at Gateway Pundit shows that protesters actually agreed to be pepper-sprayed.
Jim Hoft notes:
As a Policeman bends over to tell the “Leader” of the protesters that they are going to be sprayed, the “Leader” responds (At the very beginning of the video):
“Your shooting us specifically? No that’s fine, that’s fine.”
The video – nearly 11 minutes long – shows what actually took place from four different perspectives.
Newsbusters’ Scott Whitlock reported Monday that all three major networks “hyped the “ugly” and “disturbing” “outrage” of students at the University of California, Davis campus being sprayed with pepper.”
He adds that ABC’s “George Stephanopoulos interviewed the school’s chancellor and repeatedly berated her about resigning.”
On NBC’s Today, Ann Curry warned, “And also this morning, some disturbing video. Take a look at this, two police officers have been placed on administrative leave for using pepper spray on seated protesters at an Occupy demonstration on the campus of a California university.” The Today show, as well as GMA made sure to push the protest as “peaceful,” but only GMA pointed out that the students had encircled the police.
Today reporter Kristen Dahlgren added, “…As the video spread, so did the outrage.”
On CBS’s Early Show, guest news anchor Terrell Brown described it as an “ugly incident.”
On Good Morning America, reporter Cecilia Vega featured two clips of students complaining about the spraying and just one representative of a police officer defending the university.
Meanwhile, the media has downplayed the violent crime that has become a hallmark of the protests.
In another post at Gateway Pundit, Hoft wrote of another incident the media refused to report:
On Friday a group of UC Davis students blocked the campus walkway with arms linked and started chanting, “From Davis to Greece, F**k the police!“ Moments later the little darlings were doused with pepper spray. This was only after several attempts by campus police to get them to move.
Hoft also cited a report at MSNBC that shows the use of pepper spray is “fairly standard police procedure,” but this, too, has been played down by the Democrat-media complex.
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi told Stephanopoulos that despite petitions and public outrage – arguably stirred by biased media reporting – she is not stepping down.
Arguing that the school tried to work things out with the students for days, she explained that “it’s very critical for us right now to really understand what’s happened and try to make the appropriate corrections so this really does not happen again.”
Perhaps, the Democrat-media complex should take that advice as well. But don’t hold your breath.
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