On January 8th, I criticized Orlando Sentinel Scott Maxwell for devoting a whole column to defending Occupy’s right to deface our public space, our public monuments and our public buildings with chalk in a post entitled “Orlando Sentinel’s Occupy Orlando Obsession“. I reasoned that with the Florida Legislative session about to begin, there most be something more news worthy.
But, not even a week has gone by, and Scott Maxwell has devoted yet ANOTHER ENTIRE column to the Occupy arrest!
With chalk arrest, Orlando is again the joke
January 12, 2012|Scott Maxwell, TAKING NAMES
Most people already knew Orlando’s decision to arrest someone for using sidewalk chalk was ridiculous. Read more…
Readers of the Sentinel have to realize that Mr. Maxwell isn’t writing this column to inform central Floridians about this. Mr. Maxwell is writing his column to create a narrative for the greater progressive community in hopes of igniting outrage about this arrest. Other progressive websites are picking up on this and posting exaggerated headlines such as this I found at Moral Low Ground:
American Political Prisoners: ‘Occupy Orlando’ Protester Timothy Michael Osmar Jailed for 3 Weeks for ChalkWriting on Sidewalk