Thursday, April 29, 2010

" Angry, hateful, violent, extremist ..."

From Washington Times:

EDITORIAL: Angry, hateful, violent, extremist liberals

Unlike Tea Parties, the left really is uncivil

Imagine a group of angry demonstrators toting swastika-festooned protest signs calling politicians Nazis, shouting obscenities and racial remarks and throwing rocks and bottles at police officers sent to keep order. No, these are not Tea Partiers. They are the mob that turned out last week to protest Arizona's new immigration-enforcement law. This group of liberal rowdies has been dubbed the Tequila Party.

For the most part, liberal media coverage overlooked all the leftist violence. Typical headlines described the protest as "mostly peaceful," with media outlets avoiding details about why they had to use the qualifier "mostly." Reporting a near-riot by the opponents of the Arizona law doesn't fit the dominant media storyline.

Some of the editorial bias is blatant. An Associated Press story about the Arizona immigration law quoted a 13-year-old Hispanic boy saying, "We can't be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we're illegal immigrants." The Washington Post sanitized the boy's views towards law enforcement by replacing the word "pigs" with "[police]." If a Tea Partier used a slur of any kind, it's doubtful it would be given the square-bracket treatment. It would probably be a banner headline....

Media bias? *gasp*..Read the rest here.

Are YOU paying attention?

H/T Dean

And yes, some ARE paying attention. THIS just in from the Media Research Center:

The double-standards and hypocrisy of the liberal media have reached shocking new levels!

It's more obvious than ever that the way the media cover stories depends on whether or not they are sympathetic to that specific cause.

We are witnessing one of the most obscene examples of this right now as we compare media coverage of the Tea Party movement to the coverage of the protests taking place in Arizona over the new immigration laws.

The MRC's Special Report "TV's Tea Party Travesty: How ABC, CBS and NBC Have Dismissed and Disparaged the Tea Party Movement" details the systematic media attacks on the tea party movement since is started. Reporters routinely describe tea party rallies as "very ugly" and refer to protestors as "un-American", "hateful" or "racist" even though there have been no reports of violence or arrests at these events.

Yet, despite compelling video footage depicting arrests of protestors in Arizona throwing bottles at police, the media largely excuse their behavior as "mostly peaceful." This didn't escape the attention of our researchers at the MRC....

Get informed. Start here.

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