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June 26, 2010 8:41 AM   Subscribe

"Trying to do something he knows he really can't do for no good reason tells you a lot about Peter Van Loan" MeFI's own mightygodking snagged an official accredited journalist title via Torontoist in order to post reports and interviews from the controversial G20 Conference.
posted by The Whelk (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
This and this are great. Thanks for posting, Whelk.
posted by homunculus at 9:17 AM on June 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Nice work. I thought the post on the protests was uncommonly levelheaded and balanced. If this is citizen journalism, I'm all for it - easily worth a dozen National Post reporters.

And this?

it's why so many people have trouble respecting this sort of protester, because you can't respect somebody who marches because they want everything to be better, sorta.

This is exactly my problem with the kitchen sink approach to conference-hop protesting. Well said.
posted by gompa at 9:36 AM on June 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


Yes, the stories from behind the scenes at the media centre (open bar!?) and on the wooly motivations of the protesters are very good.
posted by TimTypeZed at 9:55 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I need to make sure that Chris Drost, my photographer, gets as much or more credit than I do; he's insanely talented. Photos like this one or this one blow my mind.
posted by mightygodking at 9:56 AM on June 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Great photos too by Chris Drost
posted by Flashman at 9:59 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha, should have hit preview!
posted by Flashman at 9:59 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


And, in other news, Metafilter's own Samizdata has once again done nothing significant.

Again.

Unlike just about everyone around here...
posted by Samizdata at 10:27 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Great writing, MGK!
posted by Pronoiac at 10:39 AM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Apparently there are boatloads of protesters at Queen & John, and Spadina & Richmond, all planning to head to the fence. Also the campoout at Allen Gardens.

Walking to work should be fun today.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 12:06 PM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Very good writing indeed. Fluid and clear.
posted by Skygazer at 1:03 PM on June 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


The recent posts about the protest fallout have been really good.
posted by The Whelk at 4:23 AM on June 29, 2010


particularly the last column, which I think is the best of the lot, even if they didn’t let me call it what I originally planned to call it, which was “Fuck Everybody.”
posted by The Whelk at 11:13 AM on June 29, 2010


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