A tale of three news narratives

Oct 03, 2014

Developments continue in three separate sagas. In Hong Kong, British journalist Tom Grundy reports (and Vined, at left) being hit by an anti-protester as Mongkok buses were removed (661 shares). AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle captures on film a group of men in masks beating up another man who tried to prevent them from removing fences from democracy protest. "This sort of ugly clash has not happened during week-long protests until anti-occupy-ers marched in," former Reuters community manager Carmen Ng notices. Nearby, Washington Post's William Wan tweets a picture of the last gaggle of men suspected of being mainland paid inciters as they are surrounded by heckling pro-student group. "Almost all gone," Wan concludes.

Each time we think we've heard the worst in the Secret Service debacle, the story gets topped again: Bloomberg NewsJonathan Allen reveals that now a bogus congressman managed to get backstage at an Obama event even after the White House intruder fiasco (259 shares). " How unrecognizable are members of Congress?" colleague Michelle Jamrisko pointedly asks.

Finally, BuzzFeed's Alex Campbell takes America's ongoing analysis of its domestic abuse problem in a new direction by uncovering how the law turns battered women into criminals (6,072 shares). Wall Street Journal's Ted Mann seems blown away: "Prosecuting battered women for failing to prevent the murders of their kids. These stories are staggering."

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