[IMC-pgh-discuss] statement about baiting?
arm58+ at pitt.edu
Mon Mar 31 15:28:33 PST 2003
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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