Shot on 30th October 2011
Camera - Norman Rees
Editor - Inka Stafrace
The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres and the Dean of St.Paul's Cathedral, Graeme Knowles (now resigned) address the protesters of Occupy LSX.
Up to this date and a bit beyond the mainstream media had presented the church as 'against' the protesters and visa-versa.
Mainstream media is shackled to certain journalistic rules of presentation such as the 'two sided' paradigm, the story arc and the 'hook' expected in each news item. It is a shame that these 'presentation' rules regularly overrule truthful and holistic reporting of any given topic.
This video shows the tense yet amicable relationship the church shares with the protesters in stark contrast to what the mainstream media promoted as the 'hook' of the situation of the protest.
The resignation of the Dean of St.Paul's and Reverend Giles Fraser the Canon of St.Paul's during the protest have been labeled as acts of conscience by both men. It is apparent that Occupy LSX never demanded, expected or desired for the gentlemen to sacrifice their position in response to the peaceful public protest. The public can only speculate on the internal pressures that were bestowed upon the men to have lead them to make such a choice.
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