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Many people have noted that eight UK newspapers ran with the exact same image of a protester kicking in a Tory window yesterday, with the Guardian standing out from the herd by running with a different photo of the same incident. Political Scrapbook collated them:


It's instructive, however, to see a wide shot of this spontaneous scene unfolding:


/via @bengoldacre

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andrewducker
Nov. 12th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
That image doesn't support hotlinking.

Visitable here:
http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2010/11/11-0534039401L.jpg
webofevil
Nov. 12th, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hmm, thanks for that. Oddly, it linked fine for about half an hour but I guess Goldacre linking to it swamped their server...
zagreb2
Nov. 12th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
I had to go to Goldacre's twitter feed to see the pic, since those links weren't working.

Unsurprising, really: the media homing-in on an act of violence and treating it like a circus before going home to help turn it into "outraged" front pages, and the "anarchist" looking like nothing so much as someone showing off for the cameras.
zagreb2
Nov. 12th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Incidentally, it's interesting that the two Tory tabloids - the Mail and the Sun - claim the violence came from people "hijacking" the protest which is unexpectedly sympathetic to the students. It would have been very easy for them to insinuate the rioters represented the protest in general; in mood and intent if not in actions.
therealjo
Nov. 13th, 2010 10:42 am (UTC)
I just saw this on BG's twitter. I actually find it much more sinister than the one they all printed - all of the newspapers complicit in manipulating the truth, thank god for the internet.
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