Members of the Media Now Outnumber Protesters in Ferguson
Why is that? It occurs to me that it’s because the media really loves this story.
You should ask yourself why.
Shortly before midnight local time, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that police fired tear gas at a group of protesters who had reportedly defied orders to leave the parking lot of a burned-out QuikTrip convenience store that has been near the center of demonstrations over the past eight day. St. Louis County Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters that shots had been fired in the area and media members were told to go to a designated area about a quarter of a mile away.
Late Monday, reporters estimated that the number of protesters had dropped to around 100, far fewer than the number of media members who were covering them.
It’s OK for the media to report on political activism but they’re not supposed to engage in it.