Interesting article about the apparent biases in reporting on various protests around the world. There are anti-government protests happening in Lebanon, Catalonia, the UK, Chile, Haiti and Ecuador, but the airtime given to the Hong Kong protests dwarfs the others combined. This despite the fact the numbers of participants, deaths and damage caused in the others are in many cases much higher.
The difference? In the former cases, the “rioters” are opposing governments aligned with the US, while the Hong Kong protesters are “defending democracy against a tyrannical communist government”.
“Which protest movements interest corporate media has little to do with their righteousness or popularity, and much more to do with whom they are protesting against. If you’re fighting against corporate power or corruption in a US-client state, don’t expect many TV cameras to show up; that revolution is rarely televised.”