It is reprehensible not just because it is bad, but because the opportunity is there to do so much more but it is squandered. Newspapers that become organs of the state usually become their penis and their purpose is the same as that of any other penis, to screw you. They lie to you to get you in bed and whisper sweet nothings into your ear, all to make you believe that they actually care about you.
CNN, Fresh Clashes as French Protests Continue
Los Angeles Times, French protests against pension reform turns violent
But now, here is the New York Times headline,
Scattered protests? Union estimates say that three and half million French took to the streets while government estimates place the number at over a million. Eleven of twelve oil refineries in the country are shut down. Schools are closed, garbage isn't being picked up, public transportation is spotty, so yes, I suppose that you could call this scattered.
It all depends on what your definition of is, is. These protests are scattered in the same way the battle of Stalingrad was just a scattered battle along a massive Russian front. Scattered in the same way that the battle of Gettysburg was far removed from battle for Lookout Mountain.
Good Journalism tells the story, bad journalism omits important pieces of the story, while reprehensible journalism creates a new story out of whole cloth. While Reuters, CNN and the LA Times were wasting their space telling us of incidences of violence and the reason for all the tumult the New York Times took a different approach.
"French Leader Vows to Punish Violent Protesters"
PARIS -- Maintaining a tough line, President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Thursday that "troublemakers" using violence in the protests against his proposed pension changes would be pursued and punished "with no weakness" on the part of the authorities.
Straight out of the VÃ¶lkischer Beobachter, so much for calling for calm and offering to mediate a solution. No, it couldn't be that Sarkozy's plan is wildly unpopular in the Democratic French Republic. It couldn't be that average French citizens have seen their standards of living fall while the while wealth has accumulated at the top of the society. Sarkozy sees himself as "der leader" and doesn't care what the people think and if they protest they will be pursued and punished "with no weakness"
This is just one more domino to fall, first there was Iceland, then Greece, Ireland and Spain and soon the United States. The international bankers screwed up, they lost trillions in fiat profits and somebody has got to pay for those losses and that somebody is you!
Try to understand that there is no class warfare here, only because that battle was decided long ago. You lost, this is the next phase, the class concentration camp. They've taken your jobs and your homes and your prosperity and pocketed most of it and are now investing the rest in Asia. You are fleeced, you have no more wealth, the banks can't make up these massive losses on your scrawny backside. So who is left to fleece? Who else borrows lots of money from the banks? Why your government does!