Mexico City, December 2012
After major protests and riots in Mexico City, following the election of rightwing presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, Democracy Now (December 5, 2012) broadcast the unsubstantiated accusation that the rioters were police infiltrators. Absurd, because Mexico City is known for a strong anarchist movement, along with thousands of other people who believe in fighting the cops. But if you’re a student leader or paid NGO activist, it’s easier to avoid the losing debate against your political adversaries and just tell everyone they’re police infiltrators. Progressives like Amy Goodman will help you out, which is pretty hypocritical considering how she went gaga for the masked Zapatista guerrilla, Subcomandante Marcos.