Be careful where you get your news; how is it being framed for you? Several different accounts of the same event are given in the links below.

Here’s an eyewitness account of the April 15 riots from Ryan Messano, who attended. The pushback he received from some of the commenters on WriterBeat is pretty interesting, similar to what I get from my local Patch readers. His account is factual and shares his analysis of the bigger picture.

Coverage in the news varied widely, from this fairly neutral local newspaper account to a left-biased Salon article to a right-leaning story about the Berkeley mayor to a neutral account in the Guardian, a British newspaper.

Regarding news sources, let the reader beware…