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Texas Tribune protects protest image

March 15, 2011 | Blog

The Texas Tribune presented a scrubbed version of the protest on Saturday. Billed as an education protest, it was much more of an anti-Perry protest, as the Tribune’s pictures attest to, though not the story.

The Texas Tribune characterized the protest as made up of “students, educators, and parents.” They failed to mention the sizable presence of the International Socialist Society. There was no mention of AFL-CIO members, Organizing for America representatives, and other assorted radicals using the protest for their purposes.

All of these groups made up the breadth of the protest. Perhaps no group had a more dramatic, organized, and well-attended march into the capitol mall than the International Socialist Society.

The “mom and pop” protest image promoted by the Texas Tribune was incomplete.

Weston Hicks

Weston Hicks researches and writes about associations in the Texas political realm, media choices, and political strategy. Over the past year he has advised on grassroots and voter initiatives. He has a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at El Paso and a J.D. from University of Texas School of Law. He enjoys spending time with wife and four children, reading theology and political theory, and watching FC Barcelona. You can reach him at [email protected]

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