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 a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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