Opinion: Protest Paparazzi Have No Place Among the People

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece is a follow-up to the “The False Objectivity of Hiram Garcia“ By David Martinez “Protesters particularly don’t like kindness towards police officers.” This is how Hiram Garcia, an independent livestreamer based in Austin, Texas, explained to his audience why he was getting such a chilly reception at a protest for Black lives on Sunday, September 20. Throughout the day, Hiram … Continue reading Opinion: Protest Paparazzi Have No Place Among the People

Opinion: The False Objectivity of Livestreamer Hiram Garcia

By Antonio Castro Within the current protest movement, the myth of ‘unbiased journalism’ has spawned one of its most ludicrous and dangerous adherents in Hiram Gilberto Garcia, a self-promoting livestreamer based in Austin, Texas. Hiram has been a fixture at many protests since the start of the uprisings, embedding himself in the crowd and falsely claiming he is as an ‘objective’ journalist. In truth he … Continue reading Opinion: The False Objectivity of Livestreamer Hiram Garcia