If Tea Partiers behaved like this, I guarantee Obama would have soundly condemned it and the footage would have been all over the news 24/7 for the next week.
Instead, the media has done a nearly complete blackout:
Last night, all the major television networks chose not to show footage of violent union members in Michigan tearing down a tent owned by Americans for Prosperity, or footage of a union member punching Fox News contributor Steven Crowder in the face repeatedly. This is no surprise; the mainstream media is unconcerned with reports of union violence, which they apparently feel is justified enough not to warrant coverage.
“The pro-union broadcast networks are deliberately censoring footage of thuggish union violence directed at conservatives,” said Media Research President Brent Bozell. “If a Tea Partier had physically assaulted a liberal journalist or ripped down a structure occupied by a liberal organization all on video, the footage would be broadcast on an endless loop. ABC, CBS, and NBC have a responsibility to the American people to expose what’s really happening in Michigan. Their double standard is absolutely outrageous.”
Outrageous, but not unexpected. In typical Alinsky fashion, the Left is trying to pin the blame on the victims.
The Obama White House refuses to condemn the violence which has already been caught on tape, which is showing ironic restraint considering the fact that he felt free to jump in and swiftly condemn a white police officer for doing his duty in the Henry Louis Gates, Jr. affair, or to exploit the Trayvon Martin shooting for his own advantage, without all the facts.
White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to condemn the increasing violence and threats by union members in Michigan, merely telling reporters Tuesday that “the president believes in debate that’s civil.”
When asked by a reporter about a claim by Michigan state Democrat that “there will be blood” should Republicans pass a union-choice law in Michigan, Carney professed ignorance and then downplayed the comment.
“I haven’t see those comments, and I’m not sure they mean what someone interprets them to mean,” he said.
The union violence, which included at least one televised assault on a journalist, followed an Obama rally in Michigan Dec. 10, when he declared that right-to-work laws are a political effort to slash wages.
Obama’s Dec. 10 speech did not call for civil debate, or non-violence.
Of course the media is ignoring leftist violence, because it doesn’t fit their narrative that the left is “tolerant” and it’s those “right wing extremist” Tea Partiers you supposedly have to worry about.
Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com
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