We ask for no media in the parameters so the place where people live, fellowship, & sleep can be protected from twisted insincere narratives
— ConcernedStudent1950 (@CS_1950) November 10, 2015
And bullying that student reporter? Terrible idea — makes the assembled look like fascists on training wheels.
The movement says it is worried about “twisted insincere narratives,” and probably with good reason. But movements depend on media to get their message out. The media isn’t going to stop reporting just because the protesters have decided they’re done talking but would like to continue occupying public space, please. No, they’re going to report instead on the ensuing stupidity.
At this rate, ConcernedStudent1950 may set a record for fastest movement flame-out. Oh well. At least they got rid of the system president and school chancellor before cutting themselves off at the knees.
PS: I know conservatives are cynically using this incident to discredit the protesters. As C.P. Pierce said of the reporter in the video above: “Tim Tai was doing a job of work. He should have been allowed to do so without interference. He also should have been allowed to do so without being turned into a cudgel to be used against the people whose protest he was trying to cover.”
True. But all too predictable.