"I'm a F***ing Journalist, You Motherf***er!"
Yes, "I'm a fucking journalist, you motherfucker" is a direct quote from self-described independent journalist Luke Rudkowski who runs the website We Are Change. Odd, I would think a real journalist would know that "politicians" should not be spelled with an apostrophe after the "n" in the context in which he used it on his site (peep the "poll" on the right sidebar) but hey, maybe I'm a Fascist Grammar Nazi. Lord knows I take advantage of editorial freedom myself now and then.
Here's the text of the YouTube video his "organization" posted, which apparently shows Rudkowski getting his ass beat by New York cops:
Journalist Luke Rudkowski was attacked by police Wednesday night while trying to document the Occupy Wall Street arrests in NY. NYPD used pepper spray, batons, and brute force to move protesters away from the entrance to Wall Street after many tried to push through police barricades. Rumors immediately circulated that police provocateurs dressed as protesters were to blame for the incident.
Um... I'm against the police state as much as anyone but, uh, if you push past police barricades, expect to get your ass pepper sprayed. We know many cops are little more than glorified security guards with an authority complex, why exacerbate the problem by ignoring their directives to keep yourselves within a certain area? And if you're out there with a Flip camera trying to document it as the "media," you better make sure you present yourself as such. You know, like real journalists do when they're in a war zone in an obvious PRESS vest.
Anyway, here's his mission statement as posted on We Are Change:
Here at We Are Change, we have dedicated our lives, fortunes, and energy to seeking the truth. We have no sponsors, no corporate or government funding, and no one telling us what to do. All we have is YOU. With your support, we can continue confronting criminals and make it our life’s work. You can help us be TRULY independent journalists (the kind that ask tuff questions without fear of being fired by their corporate bosses). Your support will go towards video equipment (I.E. cameras, microphones, computers, etc), the We Are Change website (website overhaul in the works), and We Are Change video productions. Help take THE RESISTANCE to the next level!
Founder, We Are Change
Wow. Asking the tuff questions, huh? I'd like to ask where the fuck he hid the "ough" but that might be mean.
Anyway, here's the video of Luke getting his ass beat by the NYPD that I know you're dying to see:
Is this really the way to get results? What is the result this "independent journalist" is after? A real journalist wouldn't call a cop a motherfucker, at least not to his face while said cop is beating the shit out of said journalist.
Word to the wise: you will get a billy club to the balls if you disobey the police. That is not a peaceful protest, and it is not exercising your First Amendment right if you blatantly ignore orders from the Police State Mafia.
This is one case where being subversive requires stealth, not obnoxious noise. But y'all have fun out there getting pepper sprayed and knocked around. I hope it makes you feel validated somehow.