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Sunday, August 29, 2004

ny post gets confused about chalk

just a little media watch item to follow up the joshua kinberg arrest….

on august 15, the new york post said this:

Protesters: ‘Rats to GOP’ [ny post, august 15, 2004]

Manhattanite Joshua Kinberg, 25, is using a high-tech bike he created as part of his thesis at the Parsons School of Design to scrawl anti-Bush messages on the sidewalk in “environmentally safe, nonpermanent” chalk.

and after the arrest, went this way:

Rally Big Shows [ny post, august 29, 2004]

* A 35-year-old man was arrested for using a convoluted spray-paint mechanism to deface city streets.

Riding a bike and carrying a laptop computer that was programmed to propel spray-paint on the street, Joshua Kinsberg inked the words “America is a free-speech zone” around downtown.

it’s chalk. not spray-paint. and you knew that, guys.

update (2004.08.31): apparently i’m not alone on this one.

posted by roj at 11:25 pm