The unsettling disconnect between Obama’s measured words urging the community to remain peaceful was broadcast across many networks on a splitscreen depicting protesters marching through Ferguson, Mo.’s smoke-filled streets.
— Taylor Holden (@Holden_TA) November 25, 2014
The split screen is surreal. pic.twitter.com/iFqp5Kdif8
— Ivan the K™ (@IvanTheK) November 25, 2014
— Alex Howard (@digiphile) November 25, 2014
As the juxtaposition settled in, a Bloomberg TV anchor pointed out how the live broadcast just depicted “protesters basically tossing a car back and forth.”
Encouraging an even-handed approach from media during his address, President Obama noted that “there is inevitably going to be some negative reaction, and it’ll make for good TV.”
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