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Why Isn’t The Mainstream Media Covering The “Hate Speech” of Wisconsin Protesters ?
Posted By Jeff Dunetz On February 18, 2011 @ 3:40 pm In NewsReal Blog | Comments Disabled
As many of you know, this week in Wisconsin local public employee unions, with the help of bussed in protesters from the President’s PAC Organizing for America, are rallying outside the state capital to demonstrate their anger over the Governor’s budget which calls for state workers to contribute to their pension and health plans (albeit to a lower extent than private workers do). The tone, language, and hate speech displayed by these state workers and the demonstrators from the president’s PAC are just as hateful and more widespread than anything real or manufactured about the Tea Party. None of this hatred is being reported in the mainstream media.
Things started getting nasty when unions began calling Wisconsin Governor Walker “Mini-Mubarak” comparing his actions to that of the recently deposed Egyptian despot. Along with the hateful analogy, the creators of this ditty said the governor had “threatened to call out the National Guard if workers protest against these cuts!” According to the PolitiFact, this was a lie. He said nothing about the National Guard and protests — he said he would call up the Guard if they did anything to disrupt state services. The role of the guard would be to continue the interrupted services. Did the media blast this inaccuracy and this fake Mubarak analogy? No they hopped on the bandwagon.
At the same time Harold Meyerson wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post titled, “Wisconsin’s pharaoh tries to silence unions.” Meyerson repeated the lie about Walker and the National Guard calling it a throw-back to the days of violent 19th-century union busting in the United States.
As the budget vote neared, the protest rhetoric got more hate and violence oriented, comparing the governor to Hitler, rapists and drawing targets on his face. Most disturbing is the fact that many of these protesters are teachers responsible for our children.
Here are some of the pictures of hate signs not covered by the mainstream media.
Remember how the media blasted Sarah Palin for a map that placed targets over congressional districts right after the Tucson shootings? Which is worse that map or this protest poster below which seems to be a suggestion of violence against the governor?
Here are some posters carried by some educators who participated in some of the teacher rallies:
Another popular hate theme of the union protesters has been comparing the Governor to dictators and Hitler. Hopefully these signs were not carried by social studies or history teachers who should actually understand what a dictator is and what Hitler was.
If you were looking for the coverage of these Nazi analogies or violent rhetoric by the mainstream media, MSNBC or CNN, you would have been very disappointed.
This for example is what was shown on MSNBC last night:
This is the report from CNN
The truth of it all is when it comes to hate speech, the progressive media is quick to use one crazy protester to stereotype everybody on the right, or even worse they make up stories of racism or hate speech. But when it comes to issues that they disagree with, the progressive feels free to use that kind of distasteful rhetoric against others, and they receive “cover” from their friends in the leftist media who do not feel it “important enough to report this kind of hateful speech on the part of protesters who they agree with.
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