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(en) US, San Francisco, BBB Targets Corporate Media

From Biotic Baking Brigade <bbb@bioticbakingbrigade.org>
Date Sat, 22 Mar 2003 08:01:01 +0100 (CET)


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The pie-throwing flan-archists of the Biotic Baking Brigade have struck
again, this time targeting a corporate media reporter responsible for spewing
misinformation about the massive anti-war protests in San Francisco.

Phase I of the BBB's "Operation: Shock & Awe" began at 7 pm on March
20. In the middle of blockaded Market Street in downtown San Francisco,
outraged individuals surrounded KTVU Channel 2 reporter Jennifer Jolly
(seriously, we're not making the name up), a typically blonde-haired,
fancy-dressed TV "news" personality, and confronted her regarding her
lies and blatant propaganda. Earlier in the day, these individuals had
watched her report on the air that demonstrators were violent and
disrespectful and lawless, that parents should not bring their children
to anti-war demonstrations, that she had not witnessed any incidents of
police brutality, and other such garbage.

BBB Agent Tarte Classique, who just so happened to be carrying around
cans of whipped cream and paper plates, made her/his way through the
throng, announced "Pies for your lies!", and deposited a large plate of
cream straight into Jolly's talking head.

Of course, Jolly is just a cog in the corporate media machine. This
phase of the BBB's "Operation: Shock & Awe" is meant to address not an
individual telling lies, but rather, an entire corporate-industrial
complex. The directors governing the media conglomerates also sit on
the boards of the military weapons manufacturers and all of the other
industries in an interlocking directorate of power. So, it is not
really accurate or enough to just say, "the corporate media is biased."
In point of fact, the corporate media IS the war, is the military, is
the destruction of the environment, is the gentrification of our
cities, is the criminalization of the poor and non-aryan and
foreign-born...it is everything that we loath about this society.

During this time of global crisis, we don't expect pies to stop the
military. But rather, we will use them to subvert the dominant paradigm
as an auxiliary activity to the more pressing ones such as militant
demonstrations, blockades and occupations.

Let slip the pies of war,

Agent Apple for the BBB

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