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So the snowball incident has made it to CNN which links to WJLA‘s scare story hatchet job. DCist notes that the coverage was a wee bit on the paranoid side:

“As if the negative coverage doesn’t threaten to be embarrassing enough for the District, the story — headlined ‘Snowball Fight Takes a Turn for the Worse’ — paints a misguided picture of the day to say the least. According to WJLA and thus CNN, there was a “snowball fight-turned-unruly protest’ with ‘anti-war protesters dressed in anarchist garb’ crashing the fight in their all black clothes, masks, and anti-war signs.”

Before the off-duty detective whipped out his gun, these “anti-war protesters dressed in anarchist garb” helped a cop get his car out of the snow. Talk about anarchy!

*photo courtesy of Matthew Bradley.