Now, one could make a reasonable argument that once a person accuses a group of, say, being potential murderers in the making, that first person has shown themselves to be slightly opinionated on the subject. That’s why it’s a good thing Glenn Beck sent an unbiased documentarian, Ami Horowitz, out to get a clear view of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Horowitz had the journalistic distance needed to get answers to hard hitting questions like how the protesters feel about deodorant and whether or not they have “the munchies.”
Horowitz, who laughingly summed up his experience succinctly by saying “the level of indignity I’m willing to suffer for you people knows no bounds,” opened his footage with a clip of a Marilyn Manson lookalike who couldn’t stop twitching. However, that might give the audience the wrong idea about the protesters so Horowitz compassionately reminds the viewer, in his narration, that “Ok, they weren’t all like that.” He then cuts to a girl in a nose ring and an interview with someone who appears to be on drugs.
Look, this is just the latest in the long line of videos from Conservative media figures who are just trying to make the protesters look bad. Do you think Andrew Breitbart or the Red Eye guys are really giving us an unbiased depiction? Of course not. They’re just looking for the silliest dressed people to film. Obviously there are professional looking folks there. Like, for instance, all the Liberal media figures who are down there filming footage to make the protests look heroic! I mean, look how nicely Dylan Ratigan is dressed. Why can’t they interview him?
Basically, there’s a clear lesson to take away from this. If you really want an unbiased view of what’s going on at these protests, you’re probably going to need to go down to one yourself.
That being said, it’s a good thing Beck sent someone to go in his stead. He and New York crowds don’t mix well and no one wants any more wine getting wasted.
Watch the clip from GBTV below:
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