@voyou It gives me no pleasure to report that "The French Dispatch" is a very, very bad film 12 Oct 21 Reply Retweet Favorite

Acts and images of protest

The coverage was almost entirely predictable. It was predictable because it was in important respects stage managed by the police…. The state seeks to manipulate the media in order to protect the status quo from serious challenge. (Dan Hind, VersoBooks.com)

I do think this focus on police infiltrators risks overemphasizing the agency of the state, and concomitantly underemphasizing the possibilities for resistance. Read more↴