Objective vs Biased reporting.

As long as we have right wing press printing stories worded like this one, we will maintain or deepen the divide between people of opposing points of view. That division prevents making any progress solving social issues. Read this:

Here is the story re-written to be more objective:

MUST-WATCH: Protesters Try To Burn Flags. Then This FedEx Guy Steps In.

On Thursday, a group of protesters in Iowa City decided to burn multiple American flags.

“When I see the flag, I see racial injustice,” said Paul Osgerby, one of the protesters. “I see social injustice from Native American genocide to African-American slavery to failing to recognize women as citizens until the 20th century.”

But the protest didn’t go as planned.

In a captured video shared online, a bystander rebukes the protesters for their actions, while another man in a FedEx uniform, now identified as Matt Uhrin, is seen walking with serious pace toward a FedEx truck. Within a matter of seconds, Uhrin returns back to the protest with a fire extinguisher in hand.

Uhrin grabs the flags from the protesters and puts out the burning flags with the extinguisher. When the protesters attempt to push around Uhrin, Uhrin shoves them off.

As noted by Iowa City Press Citizen, “Two members of the group, Osgerby and Kelli Ebensberger, also of Iowa City, were charged with violating Iowa City’s public burn ordinance, a simple misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a fine of up to $625.”

Osgerby and Ebensberger were charged because they did not have a permit to burn any such material, according to Iowa City Police Sgt. Scott Gaarde.

“It’s not for the content of what they were burning but rather for violating the city ordinance of open burning,” stated Gaarde.

“Probably every one of them has a relative at one point or another that died for that [flag],” added the sergeant.

Uhrin had no other comment of the incident other than making it clear that his actions were not connected to FedEx, his employer.