Texas Tribune protects protest image

By Weston Hicks | 4 years ago

The Texas Tribune presented a scrubbed version of the protest on Saturday. Billed as an education protest, it was much more of an anti-Perry protest, as the Tribune’s pictures attest to, though not the story.

The Texas Tribune characterized the protest as made up of “students, educators, and parents.” They failed to mention the sizable presence of the International Socialist Society. There was no mention of AFL-CIO members, Organizing for America representatives, and other assorted radicals using the protest for their purposes.

All of these groups made up the breadth of the protest. Perhaps no group had a more dramatic, organized, and well-attended march into the capitol mall than the International Socialist Society.

The “mom and pop” protest image promoted by the Texas Tribune was incomplete.