Orwell would love the upcoming Republican convention
Via MediaChannel.org newsletter
Bush plans to lock down NYC for convention
AP reports: “Midtown Manhattan around the site of the Republican National Convention could be locked down for blocks, with major avenues closed and nearby residents and workers required to show identification, officials said Tuesday as they outlined tentative security plans for the four-day event.”
What a spectacle. Block upon block of deserted barricaded streets, heavily patrolled by police and maybe even military, while one million protestors roam Manhattan, and Republicans are brought into the convention under heavy armed guard. Yeah, that’ll send the world a message.