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A Chevron PR website pretends to be an objective news source
A Chevron PR website pretends to be an objective news source

If you happened to click Monday on the Richmond Standard, a community news site for that Bay Area locality, you would have come upon a fairly snarky piece about 170 activists ("some from Richmond") who took a train cross-country to participate in the People's Climate March in New York on Sunday. "Talk about a disturbed climate," the item began. It proceeded to describe how the activists were boisterous, rude, messy, and smelly -- enough to "rankle" the other passengers and even the conductors. All in all, a pretty negative picture of some of the participants in a rally that brought together 400,000 people ("some from Richmond") to demand...

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