This can’t be repeated enough: With a few exceptions, foremost among them the New York Post, the coverage of OWS protests compared to the coverage of tea-party protests is the worst media double standard in recent history. Nothing compares, because nothing else involves this much distortion on both ends of the coverage. It’s not just that most press outlets (like the protesters themselves) look the other way at depravity happening inside Obamaville, it’s that for years they treated the tea-party movement as some sort of feral mob that was forever on the brink of rampaging through the streets — like, say, Occupy Oakland just did. If you missed it when I posted it last week, go watch the ad the DNC ran in August 2009 when tea partiers first started showing up to town halls on ObamaCare. That set the tone. We began the year with tea-party pols being smeared as killers over a shooting they had nothing to do with and we end it with actual rapes being shrugged off by the press because they’re bad PR for a movement they support. Disgrace.
The above comes from Ed Morrissey at Hot Air, who gives his story the title, “Good news: OWS sets up women-only tent to help cut down on rapes”. He also includes a video of a demo which has to be seen to be believed. Such a complete absence of self awareness by those amongst the protesters and the effect they are having across the US is astounding. Unless it is me who has it wrong and these people are seen as the scouting party of an advanced civilisation that will lead us into a new and better age, the effect they are having is to disgust and terrify the actual 99% they in no way represent.
But there is a bright side. It is only because Obama refuses to distance himself from such mob behaviours that I can begin even to see a glimmer of an inkling of a sustainable hope that he can be removed from office in a year’s time.