Jill Stein Forces the “Media” to Talk about Dakota Access Pipeline vs. Standing Rock Sioux
Let's hear it for Jill Stein. She got herself arrested at the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, thereby forcing the mainstream media to reluctantly acknowledge what millions of us are already fuming about.
Of course the coverage is pretty lame — totally sanitized and corporate-approved for public consumption.
Here's the corporate/mainstream version.
And here's a more accurate example.
But it was still poetic to see the corporate media squirm and grimace while grudgingly talking about an issue that they were hoping would go away if they kept ignoring it. It can't hurt to have this crisis brought into millions of living rooms. It's a start, hopefully.
And the irony is too much. Armed thugs hired by Dakota Access (with the tacit approval of the government and local law enforcement) come storming into the protest site, siccing attack dogs on protesters and using bulldozers to destroy Native Americans' ancestral burial grounds — perfectly legal.
Jill Stein spray-paints a message on the side of a bulldozer — charged with trespassing and vandalism.