Post Covers #OccupyOakland With a Picture of a Police Officer Petting A Kitten
Last night, police clashed with protesters in Oakland, using tear gas and a “sound canon” to evict protesters.
The Lede blog (NYT), LA Times, Boing Boing and others have documented the confrontation. Photos and videos of people being teargassed are all over the web and Twitter. There are rumors that the police were using “flash-bang rounds,” rubber bullets and/or beanbag projectiles. At least 100 people were arrested, according to the LA Times.
Yet the Washington City Paper points out an anomaly: the Washington Post coverage of the story. In the print edition, this photo ran with the caption, “A police officer in Oakland, Calif., pets a cat that was left behind by Wall Street protesters who were evicted from the grounds of city hall.”
To be fair, digital coverage by the Post was more in-depth. What do you think about the Post’s photo choice?