To the Media Party, all you have to do after fire-bombing police cars, being armed during a protest and hijacking reporters’ vehicles is hold up a feather and all is forgiven:
Two media crews had their vehicles and equipment seized by five protesters in Rexton and went to police to file a complaint. The situation was resolved and the journalists got their gear back. (see here)
By burying and omitting details, the CBC not only excuses this extreme violence by First Nations protesters, they have now put Canadian reporters in greater future danger.
By giving a free pass to these eco-terrorists, the Media Party has now declared open-season on their front-line journos – why wouldn’t a kidnapping be ok next time?
Note: The photo of the CTV truck posted above came from a video (watch here) shot by a FN protester. Note how many people are around which puts the lie to the media angle that these hijackings were done by a small group as they obviously they had the support of the vast majority.