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Media coverage of protests

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Interesting; the difference a year (and four months) makes. Wink

S.A. is IMO one of the more honest vloggers out there. That honesty may kill his career before it gets going well. Disapprove

Tea Party Terrorists: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ212ahsngY

 

The Illiberal Media: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VDskoJ46Ng

 

If you want to see what happened after CNN's Susan Roesgen signed off, from Chicago...

www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95525

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1.
konaneComment by konane - April 20, 2009, 1:04 pm
Am beginning to view both the Democratic and Republican parties as being fraternal twins born of the same mother named $elfservingPersonalGreed.

Media coverage ...... anything not serving global elitist plan for a 21st century fifedom is subject to ridicule or singling out as potential domestic terrorism as Napolotano's report stated.

Hope people who've been politically apathetic are waking up.
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ToddComment by Todd - April 20, 2009, 2:29 pm
I think this blogger is fine in his first few sentences, but I think he's way off base in his analysis of the news media, the specific news channels, and the political personalities.

To call Ron Paul "the most conservative of the GOP candidates" shows a lack of understanding of what "conservative" means. He is/was certainly the most libertarian of the candidates, but definitely not the most conservative.

His followers WERE kooky, to a large degree. Not everyone, of course, but lots and lots of them were indeed kooky. They pulled many of the types of stunts pulled by the G20 protesters - and they're also kooks.

I find his finding of Fox supporting the Republican party and MSNBC supporting the Democrat party a bit wrong-headed as well. I suppose one could make the case with MSNBC, but saying Fox News blindly supports the Republican party? There's just no evidence.

For one thing, Fox News went out of its way to give the Democrats exactly the same coverage at their convention that the Republicans got. No difference at all. But channels like MSNBC? At the Democrat convention they were cheerleaders, and at the Republican convention they were a-holes.

This blogger saying that because Fox News was out reporting on the tea parties makes them a Republican-supporting network is just plain odd. The tea parties were most definitely NOT a creation of any party, and the tea parties went out of their way to EXCLUDE political speakers.

The blogger identifies with Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul, so I understand the basics of where he is coming from. That ideology is isolationist at its core. But to mistake isolationism with conservatism is a huge mistake. Conservative values are most defnitely NOT isolationist. As a matter of fact, conservatives feel very strongly that Americans unfettered in the world marketplace will mostly do much better than others we compete with. ("Exceptionalism"!) There is no reason to shut ourselves off, and doing so would be to our detriment.

Just my 2 cents.
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time*treatComment by time*treat - April 20, 2009, 4:29 pm
I've seen plenty of T.E.A. Party vids with politicians speaking at them. They got cheered or booed for their trouble, based on their past voting record.
Some tea parties went less 'out of their way' than others to exclude elected officials.
As far as I know - the police didn't kill or injure anyone at either of Paul's rallies. The same can't be said for the G20.
The police also didn't conduct mass arrests or tear gassings at Paul's rallies (which is strange; they could have rounded up all the 'kooks' in one go). The same can't be said for the 2008 RNC, where they did "pre-emptive home raids" and even went into a nearby park and simply rounded over 200 people up who weren't part of ANY protest. If that is what modern "conservatism" has come to stand for, it is far less hazardous to ones health to deal with "isolationists".
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ToddComment by Todd - April 22, 2009, 12:42 pm
Which conservative rounded up 200 people in a park? Without being aware of the story you're talking about, it's odd to hear that because police rounded up some people in a park, conservatives are to blame.

Are you saying that conservatives control the police department in any particular state or city? That's a fairly specious argument.

I DID see the Ron Paul kooky protesters disrupting events in a similar manner to which the G20 protesters act. Not as violent, to be sure, but the same disruptive manner.

To the contrary, the Tea Parties consisted of people peaceably assembling to make their voices heard. They did not do it in order to stop traffic, or thrown their bodies in front of vehicles, or vandalize public property, or anything else. They did exactly as the Constitution lays out -- they assembled peaceably to make their grievances heard. Whether the government officials were listening or not is a different story.

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