[Rushtalk] Union Goons & What The Media Ignored!

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Thu Dec 13 00:38:50 MST 2012


>Media Bias: Union Violence Ignored
>
>There's an old saying in journalism, "If it bleeds, it leads." In 
>other words, violence makes headlines. Unless, of course, it is 
>left-wing violence against conservatives. In that case, the media 
>collectively shrug and spike the story.
>
>That was the case in Michigan yesterday as union thugs went on a 
>rampage outside the state capitol after the legislature passed a 
>right-to-work law. We reported yesterday that a tent sponsored by a 
>conservative organization was torn down while people were still 
>inside. But unless you were watching Fox News, you probably saw 
>nothing about the attack on Steven Crowder, a conservative comedian 
>and Fox commentator.
>
>Crowder was pummeled by union thugs. The vitriol and the vicious 
>attack were caught on tape. You can watch it 
><http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/11/fox-news-contributor-punched-in-face-at-pro-union-protests-in-michigan/>here. 
>
>
>Crowder wasn't the only one. 
><http://washingtonexaminer.com/mi-union-destroys-hot-dog-cart-calls-owner-an-uncle-tom-over-right-to-work/article/2515746>Clint 
>Tarver, a hot dog vender, had his cart trashed and was called "Uncle 
>Tom" and a "ni--er" because he was selling hot dogs to conservatives.
>
>Yet even with one liberal legislator warning, 
><http://washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-threaten-violence-on-michigan-house-floor/article/2515629>"There 
>will be blood" as a result of the vote, there wasn't a single story 
>about this left-wing union violence on CBS News last night.
>
>I raise this to once again demonstrate the incredible bias 
>conservatives are confronting in the "main stream" media. When the 
>Tea Party movement began in early 2009 around the idea of reducing 
>federal spending, polls showed favorable public support for the 
>movement. Then the media smear machine went to work.
>
>Almost immediately Tea Party supporters, largely middle-aged and 
>senior citizens, were portrayed as semi-fascists who were trying to 
>hijack the democratic process. Two years later, after a barrage of 
>distorted lies by the media, the public had soured on the Tea Party. 
>Consider this excerpt from an April 
><http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/tea-party-movement-looks-stalled-half-like-it-less-as-they-hear-more/>ABC 
>News<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/tea-party-movement-looks-stalled-half-like-it-less-as-they-hear-more/> 
>report about the polling data:
>
>"While overall support is roughly balanced with overall opposition, 
>'strong' opponents outnumber strong supporters by 2-1. But perhaps 
>most damaging is the buzz: Fifty percent of Americans say the more 
>they hear about the Tea Party, the less they like it; just 27 
>percent say they like it more."
>
>When there was a massive anti-Obamacare rally in Washington, D.C., 
>the media went wild with claims that black members of Congress were 
>subjected to racial slurs and that one was spit on by a Tea Party 
>member. Despite thousands of people present with cell phone video 
>cameras, there was never any proof the allegations were true. In 
>fact, 
><http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2010/mar/20/congressman-claims-health-care-bill-protesters-hur/>videos 
>taken of the event refuted the allegations, but the left-wing narrative stuck.
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