Sunday, November 13, 2005

NY Times Watch

The headline:
French Unrest Subsides, but Violence Persists in Lyon
The text:
The recent unrest roiling France continued to subside Sunday without having touched the capital's tourist districts, as had been feared.

The police said the number of cars set ablaze Saturday night fell to 374, from 502 a night earlier, the lowest tally in 11 days. It was not clear whether the state of emergency called last week had helped stem the violence or whether the unrest was simply running out of steam.
Oh, so "only" 374 cars were burned on Saturday night. Yes, that sure sounds like the violence is winding down.

I can't help but think that the NY Times would be reporting similar riots in this country a lot differently.