Republished with permission from Ken Morgan:
In short, trust your own eyes. Anybody who says trust me, should not be trusted. Any party that says they are to be trusted, should not be trusted.
TRUST YOUR OWN EYES
Since you can’t be in Hong Kong (HK) and see everything, what you can do is look at YouTube. Yes, seriously YouTube. If you live in HK, on weekends, Ch31 and 32 will turn to a live-stream mode where they show embedded camera crews following the riots/protests. This is live uncut footage. It cannot be edited well, and it can’t be cropped to fit a narrative.
Check out Voice of America’s video.
Looks bad! A cop beaten up for no reason!
A longer video from Singapore media, but the start point is the same
Search around and you can find an even longer video. It shows a cop pushing over a woman. OMG, the narrative just changed to policeman attacks a completely innocent woman.
Keep searching, and you can find a ridiculously long four-hour video showing the woman isn’t so innocent after all.
Exactly the same thing happened with the (alleged) ‘innocent man in grey’ kicked by a cop. The short, edited video shows the policeman with a drawn gun kicking the man in grey for no reason.
Then there is the longer six-minute video showing the man in gray attacking the police, and an even longer 25-minute video where it shows a police van being smashed and the police being surrounded by a mob.
The next link will take you to an example of an HK news stream. It’s an eight-hour video covering four news channels. You can watch events from start to finish rather than much shorter edited versions (edited to mislead opinions).
NOTE: Ken Morgan lives in Hong Kong
Lloyd Lofthouse, the host of iLook China, is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine, Crazy is Normal, Running with the Enemy, and The Redemption of Don Juan Casanova.