Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
For those of you who have any doubt that most of the intense
rioting "protesting" that goes on in the Islamic world is done purely for the sake of the media, I recommend taking a look at the foreground of this picture. (I'd post it directly, but I still have a touch of the jitters.)
If the press weren't present in this picture, do you think the locals would still
feel so compelled to march around in the streets day after day?
This does serve as a fine
example of what Christopher Hitchens meant when he recommended that photographers take several steps back from the shot
As I've pointed out before, Friday protests usually have a very specific origin
imagine a world in which your local Presbyterian pastor whips his congregation up into a carefully-orchestrated fury
right after Sunday's morning church service?
And your local media studiously
ignores the fact that the fury is, in fact, quite orchestrated?Update:
A carefully-orchestrated, very flammable protest
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