Fox News is losing it over Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. - 2020-06-13

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F1.png Fox News is losing it over Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. June 13, 2020, Fernanda Echavarri, Mother Jones

For much of Friday, Fox News' website featured images of Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone that were clearly photoshopped to depict the CHAZ as some sort of lawless hellscape guarded by heavily armed anarchists. Or anarchist, rather—Fox News used the same guy in both photoshopped images. The doctored photos were pulled when a Seattle Times reporter called them out.

The images were a mashup of photos from different days, shot by different photographers. Protesters have taken over a handful of blocks near a recently abandoned police precinct and turned it into a cop-free zone. While there have been instances of police shooting tear gas at protesters, the CHAZ has been mostly peaceful, with protesters screening movies and setting up food gardens and co-ops. On Friday, Fox News had no disclaimers that the images were manipulated in any way. The site also included an image of buildings burning under a "Crazy Town" headline for a story about Seattle's CHAZ. That photo was taken May 30 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Here's one of Fox News' CHAZ composites:

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Fernanda | last = Echavarri | title = Fox News is losing it over Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. | url = https://www.motherjones.com/anti-racism-police-protest/2020/06/fox-news-is-losing-it-over-seattles-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone/ | work = Mother Jones | date = June 13, 2020 | accessdate = June 14, 2020 }}