Man on the Street Pwns BBC Presenter
August 9, 2011
BBC presenter Fiona Armstrong was classically pwned by London activist-journalist Darcus Howe Tuesday as she tried elicit reactions on the fourth day of violence in the streets of London. With leading questions, Armstrong attempts to steer the West Indian former Black Panther Party member into rote answers, but Howe redirects the live interview to the root cause of the unprecedented violence from bands of underclass youth which first spread from London suburbs to neighboring cities and onto TV screens around the world. Listen to Armstrong, who, failing to get Howe to condemn “the rioting,” switches to a tack of condescension and defamation. Watch as Howe schools Armstrong on social conditions in the UK, on years oppressive police abuse and sums it all up by stating “I don’t call it ‘rioting,’ I call it ‘an insurrection’ of the masses of the people. It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it’s happening in Liverpool, it’s happening in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad, and that is the nature of the historical moment!” WATCH, but more importantly listen.