If a riot occurs in France but it's not on the news, did it really occur?
There is no footage of this on the BBC website.
There is no footage of this on the ITV website.
There is no footage of this on the Sky News website.
Check any of the traditional media sources websites, none of them are showing this footage.
They'll show photos of protestors, maybe a few flares, maybe a fire or two.
None of them will play footage of riot police getting completely over run. None will show footage of the motorways being barricaded and shut down for the 8th week running.
That's because they don't want anyone getting ideas.
It's about optics, mainly. About packaging the story in such a way that they can say they reported it.
But if you arent reporting the over run police, the shut down motorways or the protestors getting sniped, are you really reporting it?
When the Green revolution went through Iran, we got that, footage and all.
When the orange revolution went through the Ukraine, we got that, footage and all.
When the Arab Spring rose up, we got that, footage and all.
When it happens just next door in France, we don't get that.
Why do you think that is? Why the difference in editorial?