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Re: “An Akron Man Set Himself on Fire After Yelling About Donald Trump: UPDATE

There has been a longstanding policy of mainstream media not to cover these kinds of politically motivated suicides.
There have been many political suicides in recent years, and many of those have lit themselves on fire in a public place, some people protesting against global corporatization, Wall St. corruption and the banking system, against state terrorism (quaintly referred to by mainstream media as ``the war on terror``), against some of Barak Obama`s policies and against UN policies, some have had thousands of witnesses and local media, independent media coverage, etc, but mainstream outlets have an ``ethical`` position against publicizing politically motivated suicides.

But this one is about Trump, so the message is allowed to make it through. Very telling.

Posted by Daniel Johnson on 01/19/2017 at 2:40 AM

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