Julia Stiles does not like the growing narrative echoed in the media’s coverage of Ferguson that the rioters are now “destroying their own community”:
— Julia Stiles (@MissJuliaStiles) November 25, 2014
And she’s not alone in her anger:
But isn’t this what’s actually happening?
Sad part about riots like in Ferguson: shop owners, who provide jobs and have nothing to do w/matter at hand, lose their livelihoods
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) November 25, 2014
@WestWingReport and at the time of year they would be making 50% of their yearly income they have destroyed their town
— Doctor B (@chirofrenzy) November 25, 2014
— Melissa Cox (@melissakcox) November 25, 2014
Yes, there was a social injustice in Ferguson that's systemic of massive problems. That's clearly a story. But so is the riot.
— Craig Needles (@NeedlesOnNews) November 25, 2014
— NYracMI (@nyracmi) November 25, 2014
Maybe there are more artful ways to say “they are destroying their own community,” but it seems like a legitimate observation. And it’s one that many on Twitter share:
These people realize they are destroying their own town right?
— DJ (@SwerdCenter) November 25, 2014
You know what's stupid about this #Ferguson riots? They are destroying their own community…
— Morty Town Loco (@PhDiction) November 25, 2014
What say you, readers: Is Stiles correct?
Twitchy coverage of Ferguson here.