How would Amanda Marcotte process this footage from outside the Massachusetts State House today? Is liberal Boston full of … racists?

Kind of messes with the prevailing media narrative a bit.

From a public health standpoint, the protest is probably, um, not terribly wise. But rightly or wrongly, such demonstrations are becoming increasingly common. And sorry media, but they’re not just a red state phenomenon.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.



In the interest of balanced coverage, we feel it’s important to note that at least some of the protesters’ indignation went beyond just frustration at the stay-at-home advisory:

Yeah, that’s not helpful. There’s an argument to be made when it comes to the wisdom of expecting people to stay home … when it comes to whether or not the pandemic is real, though, there’s not really an argument. It’s real, and it’s not spectacular.

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