U.S. Soldier Reported Beat Up at Concert

Look at how this article is framed.

Headline: Decorated Soldier Reportedly Attacked At Concert

What do you picture? I see a soldier with the actual Purple Heart being beaten up. He was wearing an Iraqi Freedom shirt.

Sub-title: Barton Cannot Return To Iraq Due To Injuries

So I thought – holy shit – he must have been really beat up if he couldn’t go back to Iraq. He actually broken his nose and his return to Iraq will be delayed.

I don’t doubt the event happened and am not please that it happened. I just think the framing was a little tilted.

And before people start in with how violent anti-war protesters can be (when actually the attacker was at a concert, not a protest) let me remind you of the Republican Convention asshole that kicked an arrested protester live on television.