Don’t blink. You just might miss the Establishment Media coverage of the hundreds of Persians protesting against the despot and thugocrat president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.
Unfortunately, but fully expected, MSM was rather sparse when it came to assigning reporters to cover the protests outside Rouhani’s mid-town Manhattan hotel.
In fact, I had to go to a Chinese-centric (and anti-Chinese Communist Party), but New York-based news service, NTD.tv (New Tang Dynasty television) to find any comprehensive news on the Persian protesters.
“A lot of us are World War II vets and fathers and Purple Hearts. We’re from a generation that believes the flag over everything.” – Electrician Morty Grutman, quoted in the New York Post, May 9, 1970.
What has been largely forgotten by both the mainstream media and academia nation-wide, today marks the 44th anniversary of New York City’s pivotal “Hard Hat Riot” what began as a violent reaction from a relative handful of NYC construction workers, many of whom were World War II, Korea War and Viet-Nam War veterans, against a rather large number of anti-Vietnam War protesters. As reported by the New York Times on May 9, 1970, the Wall Street Journal on May 11, 1970, and also the Vancouver (Canada) Sun on May 20, 2970, an estimated two hundred “Hard Hats” battled roughly one thousand antiwar protesters literally in the shadows of the New York Stock Exchange.