Fox News uses fake footage to make Wisconsin protests seem violent

Doesn’t seem to get much lower than this. Remember the peaceful protests for worker’s rights in Wisconsin that Vanessa wrote about last week? Via Amanda Marcotte, it looks like ever-trustworthy Fox News is using fake footage to make it seem as if the Wisconsin protests are violent.

In the video below, protesters can be seen angrily yelling into cops faces among the noticeably palm tree covered and snow-less streets… of Wisconsin?!?

Give me a break. In fact, as Rachel Maddow explained last night, the protesters in Wisconsin are winning precisely by employing tactics of peaceful and nonviolent protest.

They’ve been publicly thanked, not once, but twice, by local police. They’ve also chanted “thank you cops” to police for their respectful presence as they continued their demonstration. Click here to get the real story from Ms. Maddow. Palm trees not included.

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Lori Adelman is Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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