May 6, 2012

Cleveland Plain Dealer: One of Five Arrested in Bridge Blowup Plot Signed ‘Occupy’ Group’s Warehouse Lease

Filed under: Activism,MSM Biz/Other Bias,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 10:08 am

OccupyClevelandWideThe last national press reports on the five men arrested Monday for plotting to blow up a Cleveland-area bridge reassured everyone that none involved were in responsible roles in the Occupy movement. On Thursday, the Associated Press’s Thomas J. Sheeran wrote that Occupy Cleveland spokespersons “said the men were associated with the group but didn’t represent Occupy Cleveland or its non-violent philosophy.” An earlier AP report paraphrased a claim that they “had been associated with the anticorporate Occupy Cleveland movement but don’t share its nonviolent views.” Reuters carried this quote: “They were in no way representing or acting on behalf of Occupy Cleveland.”

Well, last night, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Michael Sangiacomo reported that at least one of the five was once in a sufficiently responsible position within the Occupy group to represent it while signing a lease for space the group used. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, the wire services just noted and others will do with what follows (bolds are mine):

Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (050612)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 9:10 am

Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow later. Other topics are also fair game.


Positivity: Patrick Henry Hughes, Reprised

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 8:55 am

The report is from 2006, and reprises a BizzyBlog Positivity Post in 2008.

I’m putting it up again because, well, I think we could use it. I’m also dedicating it to someone I love dearly who I believe could also use a pick-me-up right about now.

Just watch (HT to BizzyBlog’s Rose):

Of course, Patrick Henry Hughes is still going strong, and inspiring everyone he touches.