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Celebrities flocked by the droves to support the protest, but it is clear they had very little idea of what was going on. Media also felt the heat from both sides of the protests, but national media was especially hesitant to say anything negative about the protest due to the political climate during and after the 2016 election, and also because the reporters from national media outlets seemed unable to speak to community members outside of the protest or did not dare to question the narrative that protesters fed them. Whether it was because they were wary of saying anything negative about a protest that was framed as a Native American issue, or because they were lazy, there were a few instances of hilariously wrong reports coming out. A few were unintentional but many, particularly from Jordan Chariton of The Young Turks network, were very much intentional.


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