[Image: Two screencaps of the New York Times, side by side, displaying the slight changes to the news that occurred over 20 minutes.
At 6.59PM ET:
Headline: Protestors Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge
Text highlighted: After allowing them onto the bridge, the police cut off and arrested dozens of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.
At 7.19PM ET:
Headline: Hundreds Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge
Text highlighted: In a tense showdown over the East River, police arrested hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators after they marched onto the bridge’s Brooklyn-bound roadway.
Over the accompanying images, in bright pink text: “it only takes 20 minutes to shift the blame”]
Thanks for the image description, jhameia! :)
what the fuuuuuuuuck
Re-reblogging to add this:
What the fuck.
Fucked. Up. Did some googling - Colin Moynihan is the East Village community editor for the City Room blog, whereas Al Baker, the second writer whose credit was added to the revised article, is the Times’ police bureau chief. Explains the difference in perspective; one of them wants to tell the real story and the other wants to tell it from the cops’ point of view.
Really good fucking point.
reblogged for media fuckedupedness and also for the genius phrase ‘editceptioned’