[IMC-pgh-discuss] statement about baiting?
ehr at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Mar 31 16:41:01 PST 2003
sounds like a good idea. I don't really know what it'll accomplish but it
seems like it should at least make us feel good. um. argh.
yes, ok so also I fdon't feel like we did come to consensus about the
sketchified hidden article.
and yes we need to have an editorial collective meeting in person where we
talk about all of these things. Everyone on this list PLEASE email me with
times you can meet.
On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, Andy Mulkerin wrote:
>what with the trouble that has been caused by one/more people posting to
>our site and stating that batteries and rocks were thrown yesterday and
>kids in masks were feeling up the lovely edgewood ladies, do you think we
>would be smart to make a statement as a collective?
>i'd like to hear from as many of you on this list as possible, regardless
>of how involved you are or aren't. i propose something like this:
>Recently some users of the Pittsburgh IMC website have made allegations
>about the March 30 anti-war rally and march that are unsubstantiated and
>untrue, and are obviously aimed at creating a rift in the anti-war
>movement. We, as the collective that administers the site, would like to
>remind everyone that while indymedia is a good way of getting news out
>about what did happen, it is also a place where untrue claims can very
>easily be made and supported. Please read this site carefully, and keep in
>mind that the mere fact that someone says they were at Point A at X hours
>does not mean they actually were. It is very easy for one person to pose
>as several people with several different perspectives and say the same
>No one who can prove that they were at the march has supported the claims,
>in public or private, that people keyed cars, or harrassed anyone on the
>sidewalk. It is just plain untrue. The claim that someone threw rocks was
>made by police, but has not been backed up by anyone else who was present
>at the march.
>- The Pittsburgh Independent Media Center Collective
>(email validated by info at indypgh.org, of course.)
>So grab a pen turn off the CNN and scratch me out some plans
>to get together again.
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>IMC-pgh-discuss at indypgh.org
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