Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Assault in Zucotti Park

Gracious, but the far right keyboardists appear to be getting desperate to make villians of the OWS protesters. National Review floats a splashy header, "Hobbyist Photographer Assaulted in Zucotti Park." Watching the video of the return to the scene of the crime and listening to the hapless victim quiz the OWS spokeskid, I was struck a couple of things.

First, the crowd milling around the park behind him looked remarkably peaceful and free of hot headed hippies ready to punch anyone carrying a camera in the nose. Two, the guy is a "hobbyist photographer." He had a camera with him and didn't get a single shot of his assailant, whom he claims was still around when he reported it to the cops? No photos of blood pouring down his face at the scene? Or of the ambulance that was called to treat him? Not even one shot of anything before he was allegedly so brutally assaulted?

So, curiousity piqued, I do the quick Google search. Bruce Fancher is a rather unusual name. There only appears to one in NYC. So I'm wondering, is this the same Bruce Fancher in a 2002 video interview? Which would be this Bruce Fancher, former member of the legendary Legion of Doom hacker group. And is it the same Bruce Fancher who contributed money to McCain and the RNC in 2008?

Just curious. Looks like same guy to me. What do you think?

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I'm enjoying the desperation, but of course the bashing they're getting in the Fox's den is worse than the bashing they're getting from the cops. Too bad so much of this country gets all of their opinions from the corporate mouthpiece.

Sadly, most readers here won't remember how Dr. King was blamed for violence and don't remember the smell of tear gas in the streets of Chicago or Kent State University, much less the sulfurous smoke of black powder at Lexington and Concord and the streets of Boston.

They don't remember skulls being cracked open for asking for a 5 day work week and an 8 hour day, nor veterans having to camp out in Washington and being beaten up for demanding their back pay. They benefit for all this of course but they thank some invisible hand and sacrifice to the corporate pantheon while ignoring the people who gave them such freedom as they can enjoy.

9:02:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hell Fogg, the people who were alive and adults when it happened barely remember. Historical amnesia is the mother of political inertia.

2:29:00 PM  

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