Gordie, you were ahead by a century. Here’s hoping Ry Cooder is willing to show up and sing your eulogy, like the song says:
Gordie, you were ahead by a century. Here’s hoping Ry Cooder is willing to show up and sing your eulogy, like the song says:
So lately, there’s been this “Me Too” thing happening all over the Internets, wherein women briefly state that they, too, have been sexually assaulted. Some have even hashtagged it. The popular assumption is that it was started by Alyssa Milano, in response to Rose McGowan and her denunciations of Harvey Weinstein’s numerous instances of sexual misconduct. But that assumption is wrong. Here’s who’s really behind it, and no, she never crossed paths with Harvey Weinstein. Meet Tarana Burke:
This photo was taken at a March Against Rape Culture in 2014, in Philadelphia. Tarana’s project began as a community initiative to help poor (and disproportionately non-white) women, who are also frequently sexually assaulted due to a combination of racism and misogyny. She launched a website, where you simply give your e-mail address to receive information and support.
So, what does she think of this #MeToo phenomenon? Well, here are some tweets:
It has been amazing watching all of the pushback against Harvey Weinstein and in support of his accusers over the last week in particular, today I have watched women on social media disclose their stories using the hashtag #metoo.
It made my heart swell to see women using this idea – one that we call “empowerment through empathy” to not only show the world how widespread and pervasive sexual violence is, but also to let other survivors know they are not alone.
The point of the work we’ve done over the last decade with the “me too movement” is to let women, particularly young women of colour know that they are not alone – it’s a movement.
Yes, it is indeed a movement. And it’s going forward, unstoppably. Even without disclosing any other details of our rapes and assaults, women (and men too) are letting each other know that it happens, and happens a lot.
Thank you, Tarana Burke, for starting this movement.
And yes, me too.
When I first heard this song (at 14), I didn’t like it. AT ALL. Because even at that age, I knew what icky sexual manipulation sounded like the moment I heard it.
Years later, I found out that Phil Oakey (the male singer) hated the lyrics, too…and for that very reason. He didn’t even want it released as a single (it became the fourth one off their début album, Dare!), and stuck it dead last on the LP, but it was the first one of theirs I heard, because it was the first song of theirs to take off in a major way on this side of the Atlantic. Other, better ones soon followed, and I found myself enjoying this innovative and soulful New Wave band’s sound immensely. Thankfully, I didn’t judge the band by the unfortunate first impression. And it was good to know, however belatedly, that Phil was well aware of the icky implications of the lyrics he’d written based on a girls’ magazine story, and disliked them as much as I did.
The placating feminine counterpart in the verses sung by Susan Ann Sulley is especially cringey…does she really “still love” him, and did she ever, or did she simply stay with him out of necessity? Given the way things work in the Hollywood and New York scenes, I think the question is probably moot. While the song itself is rooted in a fiction, the fiction itself springs from an awful, disgusting fact. One that no doubt predates motion pictures entirely, because women have had to contend with the demands of manipulative moneybags since time out of mind.
Crappy weekend, everyone! And a very crappy one to all the unhappy souls trying desperately to hold Donnie Drumpf’s Adult Daycare, a.k.a. the White House, together in the face of that tantrumming toddler in the middle of it all. Nobody envies you your jobs right now. And even less do we envy THESE overgrown babies, in no particular order:
1. Courtland Fucking Sykes. You want women to be WHAT? Uh, dude, you’re in the wrong century. Hope you’re prepared for a thrashing at the polls, because that’s what you’re about to get. And if you’re going to call black Detroiters illiterate and uneducated, you’d better learn to spell Gloria Steinem’s name, because that’s what any future daughters you may have will be doing when they get sick of your “traditional family” bullshit.
2. Dan Fucking Bilzerian. Last week, it turned out that the Vegas shooter completely missed his chance to rid the world of this idiotic machista parasite. This week, it turns out that the cops weren’t keen to let the idiotic machista parasite “help” them do their job. I wonder why!
3. Mike Fucking Pence. So pathetic that a Canadian reporter had to call him and Donnie out for staging a walk-out at a football game where he just KNEW someone would be taking a knee. And while Mikey had to tweet up a stormy string, Bruce Arthur nailed him in one. PS: Hey Mikey! Are you and Donnie EVER gonna say anything about the tiki-torch Nazis who keep buzzing around Charlottesville, or are you just gonna let us go on seeing you as being in cahoots? Tick tock. PPS: Hey Mikey, care to explain this?
4. Chris Fucking Foerster. Way to blow your career, coach…literally. By sending a Nevada model a video of you snorting coke and asking if she’d like to do some with you? Yeah, that gives “offensive line” a whole new meaning.
5. Ed Fucking Gillespie. How the hell does one ever need 24 hours to come out in condemnation of a Nazi tiki-torch march? Because anyone who dawdles that long in speaking out against it, is as much as endorsing it. But then again, it’s easy to see how that “mistake” might happen. This is, after all, the same Repug candidate who tries to make out like every Spanish-speaking undocumented immigrant is a member of a Salvadoran gang.
6. Laura Fucking Loomer. Oh dear. Looks like someone just got TOLD. Ha, ha.
7. Donna Fucking Karan. No, idiot, Harvey Fucking Weinstein’s perviness is NOT the fault of the women, their sexuality, or how they “presented themselves”. Was it the fault of the potted plant he whacked off in, presenting itself in a fucking pot?
8. Steve Fucking Bannon. Bob Corker is a disgrace, says a man who is so much an embodiment of the word that he really ought to be silent if he had any semblance of decency or dignity or even irony, which of course he does NOT.
9. Sheila Fucking Zilinski. The Vegas shooting was WHAT? Oh hell no, lady. We Pagan Occult Illuminati don’t do blood sacrifices. Closest I’ve ever come to one was pouring out a goblet of red wine at the foot of a tree, fergawdsakes.
10. Mike Fucking Ditka. If you haven’t seen any oppression lately, Mikey, better get your eyes checked. That is, if you can still locate an optometrist after all the hits you’ve obviously taken during tackling practice.
12. William Fucking Johnson. Pro tip: If you’re planning to stick up a bank, don’t google for how-tos. Remember, the Internets never forget!
13. Sebastian Fucking Gorka. Why?
That’s why. Gee, do we have to send Mother Pence along with Harvey Fucking Weinstein, as well as her morally bankrupt husband, to stop them before they can rape a woman?
14. Ted Fucking Cruz. Honest to Bog…how the hell does this chronic, pathological liar have any pants left? Because at the rate that he’s burning them, his ass and genitalia should be charcoal by now.
15. Lindsay Fucking Lohan. Oh, for fucksakes. She supports one of the biggest sexual molesters in Hollywood, and thinks his soon-to-be ex-wife should “be there” for him? What’s next…a stirring rendition of “Stand By Your Man”?
16. Sandy Fucking Rios. “The left doesn’t want you to have air conditioning”? No, idiot, we don’t want to have the global warming that makes air conditioning more necessary than it should be. We don’t want less electricity, we want RENEWABLE electricity. I guess now we can go around saying that the imbeciles of the Religious Reich just want more air pollution and the Greenhouse Effect, eh?
17. Ken Fucking Ham. And speaking of the imbeciles of the Religious Reich, how about HIM? He wants to make kids “earn” candy by parroting back his superstitious nonsense. Trick or treat? Oh, most definitely trick. Egg his door, soap his windows, and TP his trees, kiddies.
18. Roy Fucking Moore. Dude, face it — your son’s arrest (the ninth, for those keeping score) isn’t a “cheap political stunt”. It’s a sign that you have a problem child on your hands. You obviously did NOTHING to raise him right, because you were too busy trying to preserve racist segregation in Alabama. Now try being a true Christian for a change, and get that boy into rehab!
19. Ben Fucking Affleck. Well, well, WELL, well, well. Look who got his sanctimonious ass handed to him as he was trying to be one of the Good Guys in the whole Weinstein kerfuffle. He even apologized for groping someone! Unfortunately, it was only someONE. And lots of others, it turns out, have suffered similar fates at his ever-wandering hands.
20. Greg Fucking Gianforte. If you think he had any right to refuse to be fingerprinted and mugshotted because he’s a politician (who assaulted a journalist), just imagine if some random black dude off the street had insisted on anything similar. Fair’s fair, y’all.
21. Jeffrey Fucking Lord. Who does Donnie think is a great guy? THIS guy. Who tweeted a Nazi salute. This must be what Donnie meant when he said there were “fine people on both sides” — meaning both Nazis and KKK, I presume.
22. Andrew Fucking Douglas. Wow, talk about a man who just doesn’t get it. Racist caricatures have been around for over a hundred years, and he still doesn’t recognize one when it “graces” (or DISgraces) the pages of the already shady-as-hell Frank rag, let alone see the need to apologize to the woman it insulted? Call yourself a managing editor? Then you’d better learn to manage…AND edit. PS: “Nice” shirt. (Note the quotes, there for a reason.)
23. Michael Fucking Mostyn. Meanwhile, in OTHER Men Who Just Don’t Get It, we have THIS guy. Who thinks that the BDS movement against Israeli apartheid is somehow “antisemitic”, despite the fact that much of it is composed of or even spearheaded by Jews. And who seems to think that Roger Waters is evil just because he’s in it.
24. Scott Fucking Perry. Well, if Puerto Rico ever needed a pretext to seek independence from the US, I think sheer embarrassment at having to share a nation with idiots like this one really ought to do it.
25. Sean Fucking Hannity. Where’s your respect for the fucking flag, Baby Jesus? Oh yeah…it went out the window at the football game where a bunch of black guys knelt, and now you’re left to joke with Donnie during what is supposed to be a solemn military ceremony. All you FUX Snooze hypocrites can officially eat your own shit.
26. Matt Fucking Bevin. One really has to wonder what drugs HE’s on to believe that there is any such thing as a lethal marijuana overdose. Oh wait, he’s on right-wing ideology, which is the gateway drug to a surefire overdose of utter shitheadedness. A pity it’s only lethal to other people. Like the people of his own state of Kentucky, which has the highest opioid overdose fatality rates in the country. And about which he’s doing sweet bugger-all.
27. Roy Fucking Price. Wow, a douchey-looking dude actually turns out to be a grade-A douchebag. One with all the subtle charm and seductive finesse of a pile of freshly-laid baboon shit. What were the odds?
28. Richard Fucking Preston. Yeehaw! Another KKK ground-stander stands his ground…and gets denied bail on those grounds. Well, it does kind of help that he admitted to doing what a video unambiguously SHOWS him doing, which is shooting at black people who were doing him no harm.
29. Jim Fucking Lucas. Hey, I have a better idea: Instead of making journalists register with police, how about right-wing politicians and other Second Amendment fetishists?
30. Howard Fucking Stern. Emma Bunton couldn’t say it, but I will: Dude, you are totally fucking GROSS. Why do you even have a show at all? Oh yeah, I forgot: We live in a super-sexist, casting-couch culture. Didn’t Harvey Fucking Weinstein prove as much?
And finally, to Paul Fucking Elam. Paulie’s kind of bitter and testy, you see, because nobody wants to sex him. So now he’s reduced to spewing venom at all the women Harvey Fucking Weinstein has raped or tried to rape or just generally been all molesty and gross towards over the years. Because apparently, in Paulie’s sickly little world, assaulting women is the true way to Make Friends and Influence People. And any woman who says otherwise is clearly a victim of evil, wicked feminism. Just like all the men like Paulie, who aren’t getting their knobs polished on a regular basis…or at all, if Paulie’s angry whining is anything to go by.
Good night, and get fucked!
(Except for you, Paulie, because UGH.)
Dowdy Dickie Spencer’s latest charm offensive in Charlottesville was a cowardly flop. They had what — three, four dozen people, max? — and were so scared of backlash that they required a police escort. Which they got.
Now, you can ignore the Young Turks’ commentary (which is mostly just sideways comedic riffing anyhow), and focus on what the Fashy Haircut in the Rumpled Suit actually said. I strongly advise that, because it’s mind-boggling. He seriously thinks that white people are being “replaced” in a land that they “built”.
You did not build that country. Your filthy rich cotton-pickin’ ancestors didn’t build it either. They stole the land from its indigenous peoples, and then the lazy bums imported a bunch of slaves from Africa, as well as indentured servants from the British Isles, to do all the grunt-work for them. The latter stood a chance of gaining freedom once their indentures expired, and being white, were regarded and treated somewhat better than the former. You know who really built that country whose shitty monuments you’re turning out to “defend” from imaginary communists now? BLACK AFRICAN SLAVES. And to a lesser extent, but still worth mentioning, POOR WHITE BRITONS. And later on, IMMIGRANTS. They did it with overseers cracking the whip and bosses bossing them. Every brick and stone of it was laid under duress by oppressed and dispossessed people who had to scrape and struggle for their very existence in ways that you and your polo-shirted prep-school bozos can’t even begin to imagine.
Even more ludicrous, though, is Dowdy Dickie’s claim that “we came in peace” on a couple of occasions. Notice how he studiously omitted the events of August 12, when the fash-brigade and their hooded-sheet brethren most definitely did NOT come in peace. Remember this?
Yeah, that happened. And so did this:
DeAndre Harris was brutally beaten, and Heather Heyer run over and dragged to her death. All by RACIST WHITE FASCIST THUGS.
But while Dickie and his Dick Brigade are out there claiming to be just trying to “take back their country” from some imaginary Jewish Bolshevist mob trying to “replace” them (with WHOM?), here’s the truth, courtesy of Shaun King, who was there to report on it all as it went down:
I want to be clear on something. I’ve watched every single video, and have seen every single photo, taken that day from Charlottesville. I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching it, moment by moment, block by block, person by person. DeAndre Harris and Heather Heyer were actually from Charlottesville. They showed up that Saturday in their hometown to stand up for their city and to show the hundreds of bigots who traveled there from all over the country to terrorize Charlottesville that it was not OK with them.
Did you get that? DeAndre and Heather were both from Charlottesville. They were locals. How ironic is that? They were defending their town from the “alt-right” thugs, who most certainly did NOT come in peace, but who came to take it over and force their white-supremacist ideology down everyone else’s throat.
And yet, the thugs are casting them and others like them as villains. So are the media. And so, most disgracefully, is Jeff Beauregard Sessions, and his Justice Department. The FBI have decided that Antifa (which is simply short for “antifascists”, something every decent person should be anyhow) and “black identity extremists”, whatever those are, are the real threats.
It’s getting harder to tell the cops from the robbers these days, especially since the two are so often in cahoots. But then again, what else does one expect in the US of Amnesia, where the police forces all started out as slave patrols? That’s right, their original job was making sure that the biggest, richest, thuggiest land-thieves didn’t lose any of the human assets they had spent so much money to drag all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa, and spent so much time trying to domesticate like draft-animals. If you’re wondering why so many cops are Klukers and neo-Nazis and “alt”-righturds, wonder no more. The police were lousy with them from the very outset. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon, especially not under Donnie Drumpf, who has emboldened the worst…and the disgraceful Charlottesville police, who are aiding and abetting them. And that’s not to say they aren’t actual members of the same detestable mob.
This is why Heather Heyer had to die undefended, while DeAndre Harris is now being wrongly charged, in retaliation, for raising a hand to stop some white supremacist thugs who were trying to stab his friend. The real defenders of Charlottesville — and those who accurately understand its history — are being dragged under the wheels yet again.
Yes, I’m reposting this. Because the US of Amnesia hasn’t gotten the message yet.
And for those who say “You can’t ban evil, killers gonna kill”: When’s the last time you saw a guy stab 60 people to death and injure 500-odd more with a knife? Even Tim Fucking McVeigh and his fertilizer bomb truck under the Murrah Building didn’t do what Stephen Fucking Paddock managed to do by sneaking guns into a hotel. Every country that brought in gun controls after a mass shooting has managed a remarkable drop in the murder rate in general and the mass-shooting rate in particular.
If you’re going to get your arguments off bumper stickers, you might want to start reading ones that don’t confirm your biases.
Crappy weekend, everyone! And a very crappy one to Donnie the Dotard, who decided that the best way to solve the problems caused by Hurricane Maria would be a massive crapaganda offensive, including touting the non-existent “miracle” of Las Vegas. Where over 50 people got killed and over 500 were injured by a gun nut run amuck. Yeah, some fuckin’ miracle. And here come all the other s’ain’ts, marching in no particular order:
1. Geraldo Fucking Rivera. Can’t see the Puerto Ricans dying for lack of aid? Well, Gerry, better put on yer glasses, then. And stick your head out the window. Because they’re all around you! PS: And this isn’t making you look better either, Gerry.
2. Victor Fucking Salva. Don’t believe the hype. He’s not a reformed child abuser; he’s a child abuser, full stop. Once a creep, ALWAYS a creep. And his latest casting call is proof.
3. Franklin Fucking Graham. Why?
That’s why. He just own-goaled himself with that dumb, sexist tweet. PS: This isn’t helping him, either.
4. Rush Fucking Limbaugh. The media don’t want to tie the Vegas shooter to Daesh because he has no such fucking ties, Rusty, you idiot. And if you want to know who the biggest terror group on US soil is, brace yourself: It’s white men just like YOU.
5. Bill O’Fucking Reilly. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had Billo on the list, but what the hell. His gas-emitting ass has earned a place here right now, don’t you think?
6. Pat Fucking Robertson. And BAM! Straight out of the gate comes Patwa, with his own cockamamie theory about why the Las Vegas shooting happened. And no, it bears no resemblance, not even a casual one, to actual logic or reason. Much less the real reason the whole horror happened. Why the hell is this old coot not dead yet?
7. Sarah Fucking Huckabee Fucking Sanders. Why the double Fucking? Because that’s how dumb she is to think that mentioning the high gun-crime rates in Chicago (and its ostensibly stricter gun laws) will somehow distract anyone from the fact that Donnie and his Repug congresscronies are doing sweet fuck-all about gun crime themselves. And that they are, in fact, enabling more of it when they allow mentally ill people to own guns.
9. Tim Fucking Murphy. Funny, innit, about those “pro-life” dudes? They’re all in favor of abortion when it’s their own personal embarrassments, i.e. their MISTRESSES, who have to get one! But not for you, missy. Nuh-unh. YOU have to carry the fruit of your slutty sin all nine months!
12. Kevin Fucking Ward. Meanwhile, in Canada, we have a cop who busted gays for cruising in public parks…when he wasn’t too busy getting sexually inappropriate with teenagers.
13. Sean Fucking Hannity. Is that a threat I hear coming out of your tweeter, Baby Jesus? Wow. Some “unity” you and Donnie are all about! And if you wanna really see despicable, just look in your own fuckin’ mirror.
14. Mick Fucking Mulvaney. No, you know who needs to fix their debt problem? YOUR FUCKING BOSS. He OWES Puerto Rico $30 million for the bailout for his failed golf resort there. And he also owes Washington for all the golf he’s been playing and all the bullshit he’s been tweeting on the taxpayer dime.
15. Steve Fucking Scalise. Why won’t the media report the good news about guns, he asks? BECAUSE THERE FUCKING ISN’T ANY, YOU NRA-BOUGHT TURD. Sorry for the ALL FUCKING CAPS shouting, but DAMN this guy is dumb. And dumber still if he thinks we can’t see that he is peddling an ideology and a political line, NOT a lack thereof. He was paid to say that, people.
16. Dana Fucking Loesch. And speaking of paid to say stupid shit, can we talk for a moment about her? She was paid by the NRA to spout that sewage. They should have paid her to dummy the fuck up, because DAMN, that dame is dumb, too. If you REALLY don’t want to “politicize” a tragedy, then STOP USING IT TO SELL YOUR FUCKING GUN NUT AGENDA!
17. Rachel Fucking Harder. If you seriously believed that Andrew Fucking Scheer was anything other than Harpo with slightly nicer hair and a bigger smile, here’s your evidence that he isn’t. And since she’s now out as a candidate for Status of Women committee chair, there’s your evidence that Canadians are STILL rejecting the HarpoCon agenda.
18. Karyn Fucking Draper. And speaking of dumb candidates, how about this one? She went so far as to blame LGBT+ people for terror attacks. Yeah, that’ll work! And pay no attention to all those MUSLIMS who happen to be LGBT+, either!
19. Dan Fucking Bilzerian. Pro tip: Don’t try to be a hero, or even LOOK like one, when you so plainly aren’t cut out to be one. I won’t even advise you to stick to your dumb selfies and jackass stunts. I will only advise that you delete your entire presence from social media, go out and get a real job, and try to live like a normal person for a change.
20. Dave Fucking Daubenmire. And of course, he has a cockamamie conspiracy theory blaming the Vegas shooting on God. Because of course he does.
21. Melania Fucking Drumpf. Nice to see that being married, and a so-called FLOTUS, hasn’t hurt her modelling career in the least. Nor, for that matter, have a couple of hurricanes. Of course, there’s still that pesky emoluments clause, which I’m pretty sure can be interpreted to mean that she’s not allowed to profit materially from her position in this manner.
22. John Fucking Edgar Fucking Rust. Why the double Fucking? Because that’s how close he comes to my mental image of a typical 4chan user: Pizza face, stupidly angry at the world, Reddit racist, registered sex offender, and oh yeah…a death threat utterer. Which is a crime, of course. But since he only managed to utter the threat (from a chain restaurant!) and not carry it out (thanks in no small part to the “po po”, as well as his overall lack of smarts), he’s just a pud-pullin’ sad-sack wannabe badass who is himself every bit as dumb as he accuses black folks of being. Which is also my mental image of a 4chan user.
23. Marsha Fucking Blackburn. Well, here’s a refreshing twist: She actually BRAGS of being, and I quote, “a knuckle-dragging wingnut”. You forgot WANKER, dear!
24. The Fucking Chapniks of Forest Hill. A Tudor stone house? What a fresh and exciting concept! …said NO architect ever. Also, pretty sure that an unoriginal idea can’t be copyrighted, much less for the purpose of a frivolous vanity lawsuit over alleged drops in property value.
25. Donald Fucking Drumpf, Jr. Dude, nobody created an “atmosphere of hate” towards your old man. He did that himself by farting up a storm, courting the “alt”-right, and stoking every fear and hatred there was in the populace. Did you sleep through his election campaign in your wet pants, or what?
26. Chris Fucking Mudgett. Never mind that 59 people got killed and over 500 injured when some motherfucker snuck two fucking dozen guns into the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Vegas and fired down on a country music concert from the 32nd floor. No sense being sensitive or tasteful when you’re the managing editor of Guns & Ammo, eh? And you have just that kind of shit to peddle to your loyal murderous idiot readership, EH???
27. Chuck Fucking Grassley. Is that an attempt at obfuscation I smell? Cleverly disguised as an attmept at clarification? Why yes, it is! And it smells just like a pee-soaked mattress in a fancy Russian hotel room, too!
28. Tomi Fucking Lahren. Snowflake sez WHAT? She’s sick of people looking down on the right-wing gun nuts who make up her ever dwinding (and aging, and dying) audience? Well, ain’t that just special. Listen, White Grievance Cheerleader, I’m fucking sick of YOU. I’m sick of your entire idiotic ilk. And I’m sick of you supporting the kind of guy who fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, looking down on a bunch of innocent music fans who were doing nothing to him. A guy who, it turns out, was probably a member of YOUR viewing demographic. People are dead because of your precious Second Fucking Amendment. At long last, have the common decency to shut the fuck up and go the hell away.
29. The Fucking Pope. Yeah, that’s right, the usually wiser ol’ Frankie made the list this week. Because he still doesn’t get that transgender Catholics exist, and that their “rejection” of what sex they were designated at birth has nothing to do with God.
30. Gavin Fucking McInnes. Of COURSE he celebrates the Vegas Massacre. Because he’s the scum de la scum of all shitty people. So of COURSE he would!
And finally, to the fucking NRA. Yes, all of it. Every last member who hasn’t yet cancelled their membership is complicit, and every last gun manufacturer who supplies it with money and influence to peddle in Washington, too. You all are MURDERERS. Stop screaming about rights, because it’s obvious that you don’t care about those at all. Just dry up and blow away with the fucking tumbleweeds, because I’m sick of ALL your shit.
Good night, and get fucked!
This happened last night. Jordan Chariton (reporter) and Ty Bayliss (videographer) were arrested by St. Louis police, apparently for filming them during a Black Lives Matter protest in the city. (For context, the protest is one of several following the acquittal of Jason Stockley, an officer who intentionally killed a black suspect, Anthony Lamar Smith, in 2011 during a police chase, in which a gun and drugs were planted in the victim’s car by the arresting officers.)
The video speaks for itself: Nobody protesting was the least bit violent. This was strictly a show of force by the cops, right in line with the cops shouting “Whose streets? OUR streets” when they kettled a group of demonstrators on September 18. The last minute or so is without sound, as the mikes were turned off, but the camera kept rolling.
Here’s a follow-up after the journalists’ release from jail today: