‘Mic’ editor: Reporters’ rights ‘rise above’ average citizens’
Note to "journalists" in #Ferguson: your work ID and/or the 1st amendment are not "I don't have to obey police in a riot" cards.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 14, 2014
Wait a second. Are you saying reporters aren’t special and don’t have special rights? Politics editor Stefan Becket at .Mic seems to think otherwise—or else he did until he said it out loud on Twitter. The tweet was prompted by a couple of reporter who were arrested briefly in Ferguson Missouri for not complying with the police.
If Twitter is good for anything, it’s good for documenting when someone in the media or politics slips up and says what they actually believe.
“Like it or not.”
He deleted that tweet and came back with this.
@stefanjbecket not any better. Still stupid.
— gideonstrumpet (@gideonstrumpet) August 14, 2014
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 14, 2014
@stefanjbecket Revealing, not stupid.
— Chris Ryan (@thestreeter) August 14, 2014
@stefanjbecket Deleting stupidity doesn't make it go away. Every citizen is a reporter, especially now. You are just one among many.
— Jerry the Bastage (@apple_butter) August 14, 2014