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The Appalling Media Double Standard on Reporting Political Violence

By idaflo | May 7th, 2010 | No Comments » 

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The Appalling Media Double Standard on Reporting Political Violence

May 7, 2010- by Bob Owens

When it comes to leftist violence, the media sees no evil, hears no evil, and especially speaks no evil.

During the recent health care debate in Congress, the media was quick to latch on to every perceived slight or hurt, real or imagined, directed at Democrats. They offered wall-to-wall coverage of phoned-in threats of violence against Democratic representatives, even as they hastened to downplay the stray bullet that crashed through an office belonging to Republican Eric Cantor.

These same media outlets were quick to pounce on reports that a handful of Democratic offices were vandalized, and they seemed to relish in discussing the glory-hound, former militia leader who sought to claim credit for the handful of broken windows.

The message from the media was clear: any violence against their liberal allies will be broadcast far and wide, and any threat or slur will be published as fact, no matter how dubious the claim.

The reverse, sadly, is not true, and that is not a recent development….(article continues here)

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