CNN Anchor on NATO protest to police: The whole world is watching, does anybody deserve this?

After going through previous media blackouts on police overreach and brutality during Occupy protests, it’s an optimistic sign to hear a reporter in shock over the beatings of protesters at the NATO summit by authorities. CNN’s Don Lemon calls them out.

As noted here yesterday, earlier this year the United States plummeted in the World Press Freedom Index, due to numerous journalists being beaten, intimidated and/or arrested by officers – and the beat goes on.

This one is disturbing as hell.


Videos courtesy of: MOXNEWS

  • http://republic-of-gilead.blogspot.com/ Ahab

    Expect Fox News to either ignore the beatings altogether, or make the demonstrators sound like the spawn of Satan.

  • geogude0

    If the protesters instigate to lore in police into such positions then they deserve what they get, not all protesters are innocent. free speech is not only a right but, first and foremost it’s a responsibilty! many don’t understand the later part though they sure know and believe in free speech. people need to understand that yes they can say free speech but, they need to own up to what they say and do.. you do not get to say what you want without being accountable for it. once it’s out there, there is no turning back on it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=795779151 Brian Engel

      Free speech is not a right? Are you joking me? That’s the most un-American thing I’ve read all day.

      • Spencer1618

        Not only a right. Only. As in it is a right. Except that in the US in 2012, it isn’t. If you don’t believe that, try exercising it and get your beat-down like the article is discussing. Reading is not only a right, but first and foremost a responsibility.

      • Aha

        Brian, reading is fundamental. Geogude never said free speech isn’t a right, he said it is not only a right, but also a responsibility. Please don’t have kids.

        • Fdad

          maybe pass on having kids yourself. I don’t know if the world can handle any more smug pricks

          • Tjscott87

            Here’s top hoping Aha has lots of them. We could use more intelligent, smug pricks and less dumb, illiterate hipsters.

      • Aha

        Brian, reading is fundamental. Geogude never said free speech isn’t a right, he said it is not only a right, but also a responsibility. Please don’t have kids.

        • Fdad

          maybe pass on having kids yourself. I don’t know if the world can handle any more smug pricks

          • Tjscott87

            Here’s top hoping Aha has lots of them. We could use more intelligent, smug pricks and less dumb, illiterate hipsters.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrzej-Mika/100003318772589 Andrzej Mika

        thats because you didnt read much :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrzej-Mika/100003318772589 Andrzej Mika

        thats because you didnt read much :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thedamndog-Damnthedog/100003837876580 Thedamndog Damnthedog

      You and your spawn should be forcibly ex-patriated!

  • Rixar13

    Thank you MOXNEWS, sigh

  • Rixar13

    Thank you MOXNEWS, sigh

  • Horatio

    Cops are nothing more than guard dogs for the rich…. Fuck ’em and fuck the professional propagandists in the media…

    Kill the 1%

    • ocdtrekkie

      So… are you suggesting we kill the rich people… validating why they need protection from the likes of you?

      Also… cops are the absolute model of the 99%, they’re overworked, underpaid, and they have to follow orders in order to make the few dollars they make that they need to feed their families.

      That’s why hypocrites like you tick me off.

  • Horatio

    Cops are nothing more than guard dogs for the rich…. Fuck ’em and fuck the professional propagandists in the media…

    Kill the 1%

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  • Rogoraeck

    You’re all deluded! Don’y you see in the background the Kremlin??
    All of this is happening in Moscow & not Chicago!
    It’s a protest by “democratic activists” against V Putin & they are beaten by the Russian pro Putin police.
    If you don’t see it, then you have lying eyes telling you something which is impossible to happen in our “free” western democracies!
    Just start drinking tap water again!

  • PicoM

    Next step will be to permanently guard “rich assets”. This will be done based on national interest. Thus, you will see target rich areas protected on a scale you have not seen before. Then they will determine that it will be in national interest to protect certain individuals. You may be saying, “But, why?” Well, they are creating needs and that means it will be perfectly reasonable to expect the above. Not because there is a reason or because there is a threat but because they wish it so. Don’t believe it? Look back to 2000 and compare it to now. If someone told you then what your freedom would look like now, would you have believed it? TSA frisking children? Police attacking innocent protesters? Drones flying overhead? Our e mails no longer private? Being charged $600,000 if we load couple of songs illegally (true story)? You have heard of the story of the frog who is lowered in cold water and then the heat is adjusted slowly. This is where we are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=553518734 Seth Muriithi Imanyara

    geogude0 = Persona Social Media Software – guys don’t be lured into replying to the bot controlled by some pencil pushing guard dog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrzej-Mika/100003318772589 Andrzej Mika

    you stupid people.. you don’t even know for or against what you’re “protesting” .. you’re just stupid as fu***

    • http://freakoutnation.com/ Anomaly

      Apparently,it’s you that has no idea. I know exactly why they’re protesting. Google, it works.

  • Maggie

    The major outlet journalists have allowed this by speaking nothing but lies and covering for the big guys that pay the corporate salary. So much for the OBJECTIVE journalism of the past, now it’s BIGGER! BETTER! ENTERTAINING! FLASHY! Now that they have you where they want you, they treat you like they treat the rest of us. We, the people, don’t trust you guys anymore. You’re nothing more than pretty talking heads that spout the mainstream nonsense, thrown at you from a teleprompter. When did any of you actually do any research for your reports?

    Now that you’re being abused, you speak out. But had you been speaking out the TRUTH for the last 20 years, this would not be happening!

  • Maggie

    The major outlet journalists have allowed this by speaking nothing but lies and covering for the big guys that pay the corporate salary. So much for the OBJECTIVE journalism of the past, now it’s BIGGER! BETTER! ENTERTAINING! FLASHY! Now that they have you where they want you, they treat you like they treat the rest of us. We, the people, don’t trust you guys anymore. You’re nothing more than pretty talking heads that spout the mainstream nonsense, thrown at you from a teleprompter. When did any of you actually do any research for your reports?

    Now that you’re being abused, you speak out. But had you been speaking out the TRUTH for the last 20 years, this would not be happening!

  • Rick Turner

    Don’t hold your breath, you know, if you’re thinking this is some sort of breakthrough re the corporate media. It’s not. This is a one off. CNN is just as much a part of the Wall St/Military Industrial Complex Establishment as NBCBS FOX and the rest of the major so-called news companies in the U.S. are

  • Rick Turner

    Don’t hold your breath, you know, if you’re thinking this is some sort of breakthrough re the corporate media. It’s not. This is a one off. CNN is just as much a part of the Wall St/Military Industrial Complex Establishment as NBCBS FOX and the rest of the major so-called news companies in the U.S. are

  • Susan Barrett

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  • PicoM

    Next step will be to permanently guard “rich assets”. This will be done based on national interest. Thus, you will see target rich areas protected on a scale you have not seen before. Then they will determine that it will be in national interest to protect certain individuals. You may be saying, “But, why?” Well, they are creating needs and that means it will be perfectly reasonable to expect the above. Not because there is a reason or because there is a threat but because they wish it so. Don’t believe it? Look back to 2000 and compare it to now. If someone told you then what your freedom would look like now, would you have believed it? TSA frisking children? Police attacking innocent protesters? Drones flying overhead? Our e mails no longer private? Being charged $600,000 if we load couple of songs illegally (true story)? You have heard of the story of the frog who is lowered in cold water and then the heat is adjusted slowly. This is where we are.

  • Susan Barrett

    We will never leave Afghanistan its got the richest POPPY fields in the world and our troops gurard it.