Americans are regularly and persistently lied to by their media

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.

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34 Responses to Americans are regularly and persistently lied to by their media

  1. benson

    The story seems to be from Allahpundit, not Ed.

  2. daddy dave

    This is definitely true on at least two issues other than OWS: the Tea Party and Palestinian territories.

  3. Biota

    The whole occupy ‘movement’ is a media creation, a beat-up. Twice now I’ve seen the Sydney bunch, the first time and then this weekend. I’ve watched the reactions of onlookers and there is no sympathy, just a sort of bemused disdain. There is no way this is a movement in any sense.

    Never done a typo monty, apart from your alias?

  4. The whole occupy ‘movement’ is a media creation, a beat-up.

    It’s definitely a beat up. There is some sort of demonstration in Sydney almost every weekend, but only the Occupy group gets 5 minutes of coverage on SBS and ABC news with 3 or 4 spokesmen and no balancing comments from the cynical public.

  5. m0nty

    I’m a journo by training, correcting typos in headlines is involuntary.

  6. Gab

    I’m a journo by training, correcting typos in headlines is involuntary.

    So you’re mindless. Quite.

  7. Rabz

    Americans are regularly and persistently lied to by their media

    No shit, Sherlock?

  8. Gab

    The lies just keep on coming.

    NY Times Again Downplays Occupy’s Destruction

    Occupy Wall Street is Democracy in Action.

    Left conflates mob violence and random outrage with democracy

  9. Abu Chowdah

    “persisitently”?

    You are like Catallaxy’s Rain Man. An idiot savant who unerringly spots a typo but will never, ever grasp the point.

  10. Abu Chowdah

    I’m a journo by training, correcting typos in headlines is involuntary.

    Bunyip has some posts on journalism training you might find apropos.

  11. Fisky

    They are in fact barbarians, savages and criminal filth whose totalitarian ideology and actions recall the Third Reich.

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    You lie mOnty. A journalist by any recent ‘training’ in our esteemed universities couldn’t spot a typo at ten paces. You would independently surmise that typos are merely another way of expressing the post-modern creation. You certainly would not be trained in English expression, spelling and grammar, and obviously not in differentiating upper and lower case on your keyboard. Do tell us more.

  13. Rabz

    mUnty – speling is a cripto fashist construkt!

  14. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Or is that a zero you give yourself m0nty?

  15. JamesK

    Rudy Giuliani:

    I believe that Barack Obama owns the Occupy Wall Street movement. It would not have happened, it would not have happened but for his class warfare. And remember, as it gets worse and worse because it’s going to get worse and worse, where it came from. Barack Obama. He praised it. He supported it. He agrees with it. He sympathizes with it. And as it gets worse and worse, I believe this will be the millstone around Barack Obama’s neck that will take his presidency down.

  16. Marky Mark

    I’m a journo by training, correcting typos in headlines is involuntary.

    Interesting, yet totally unsurprising, that you said “training” and not “trade”.

  17. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    , I believe this will be the millstone around Barack Obama’s neck that will take his presidency down

    And so it should. Give him another hug Julia.

  18. Mk50 of Brisbane

    Leftists may be OK as individuals when surrounded by normal and moral people to keep their amoral base natures in check, but gather them together and they act like subhumans at worst, or as slavering, gap-toothed mouth-breathing barbarians at best.

    Where groups of leftist seethe together like maggots, who on Earth is surprised by their filth, their venality, the abhorrent ignorance, their lies, their narcissism, their squalid depravity, the arrests, the theft, their bigotry, the assaults, the drugs, the racism, the rapes….

    It’s the left behaving normally for them, just en masse and in public.

    And the MSM supports that, so it refuses to mention it.

    Mk50
    brisbane

  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Right on, Mk50.

    By the way, I never congratulated you on the bagging of one of God’s own feral creatures on your recent excursion – that big black brute of a feathered-nest-making feral cat that was hoeing into the native birdlife. Well done there, but calm down now. The left will stew nicely in their own juice without assistance. Sheer invective will finish them off eventually.

  20. Gab

    I never congratulated you on the bagging of one of God’s own feral creatures on your recent excursion

    Mark if you’re ever down this way, please bring your firing implements as I currently have unwanted tenants on my property. Gang of Bandido possums have descended and taken up ten-pin bowling on the roof.

    And they taunt and ridicule my attempts to “persuade” them to move along. They even laugh at me, Mark. So keep this in mind if you ever venture down south.

  21. C.L.

    We have to remember that the assaults, rapes, beatings, thefts, public defecations and episodes of child abuse are all part of a movement fully endorsed by Barack Obama and the liberal media.

    I’ve said many times on this site that left-liberalism today is, by and large, a mental illness. The evidence for the thesis keeps accumulating.

    The left has nothing further to contribute to any public policy discussions in the Western world.

  22. C.L.

    Occupy DC Protesters Push 78 Year-Old Woman Down Cement Stairs at AFP Conference (Video).

    Obama has made it clear on multiple occasions that he endorses and desires such violence in US politics. More explicitly, he has endorsed Occupy. Bring a gun, get in their faces, stay angry… etc etc. He bears significant moral culpability for the deaths of two Occupantists, multiple rapes and assaults, attacks on police, lay-offs at NYC businesses, and now an attack on a senior citizen.

    Qui tacet consentit.

  23. Fisky

    Leftism isn’t a normal ideology, rather a psychotic hate cult that needs to be cured with the latest medical advances and psychiatric treatment. This is too serious to be a matter for voluntary self admittance. Some would even argue that the program should encompass preventative elements such as early childhood intervention, child protection agencies and school age ‘vaccination’ clinics so as to give the next generation a good shot at inheriting a civilized non leftist society where vandalism, assault, rape and murder are frowned upon and not actively encouraged by the ruling elites.

  24. Fisky

    Leftism isn’t a normal ideology, rather a psychotic hate cult that needs to be cured with the latest medical advances and psychiatric treatment. This is too serious to be a matter for voluntary self admittance. Some would even argue that the program should encompass preventative elements such as early childhood intervention, child protection agencies and school age ‘vaccination’ clinics so as to give the next generation a good shot at inheriting a civilized non leftist society where vandalism, assault, rape and murder are frowned upon and not actively encouraged by the ruling elites.

  25. Fisky

    Leftism isn’t a normal ideology, rather a psychotic hate cult that needs to be cured with the latest medical advances and psychiatric treatment. This is too serious to be a matter for voluntary self admittance. Some would even argue that the program should encompass preventative elements such as early childhood intervention, child protection agencies and school age ‘vaccination’ clinics so as to give the next generation a good shot at inheriting a civilized non leftist society where vandalism, assault, rape and murder are frowned upon and not actively encouraged by the ruling elites.

  26. Fisky

    Leftism isn’t a normal ideology, rather a psychotic hate cult that needs to be cured with the latest medical advances and psychiatric treatment. This is too serious to be a matter for voluntary self admittance. Some would even argue that the program should encompass preventative elements such as early childhood intervention, child protection agencies and school age ‘vaccination’ clinics so as to give the next generation a good shot at inheriting a civilized non leftist society where vandalism, assault, rape and murder are frowned upon and not actively encouraged by the ruling elites.

  27. Fisky

    Whoops don’t know how that happened

  28. . He praised it. He supported it. He agrees with it. He sympathizes with it. And as it gets worse and worse, I believe this will be the millstone around Barack Obama’s neck that will take his presidency down.

    Not “will”, but I’ll certainly go with “can”. Film the public defecators, the fornicators, the flashers at children, the bashers of old women, the calls for animal sex, the ranters at the Jewish bankers, even the rapists – and intersperse these clips with Obama’s stupidly unqualified endorsement of “Occupy”.

  29. Anne

    To be sure, to be sure Fisky.
    Your comment was so good I had to read it thrice.

    Fisky, I think you mean ‘oops’ not ‘whoops’.

    When I type ‘Fisky’ my iPad keeps trying to change it to ‘Fishy’.

    Don’t worry mOnty, I’m a bit obsessed with typos and spelling errors myself.

  30. C.L.

    A movement fully endorsed by former cocaine user, Barack Obama:

    3 Charged With Dealing Crack; Occupy Boston ‘Deteriorating’.

    WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens, who spent the night at the camp a few weeks ago, talked to a man who spends most nights at Occupy Boston. He said things have gone downhill.

    “Things have changed drastically. It seems to be deteriorating,” the man told Carl. “A lot of drug use, alcohol use, people getting into fights… It’s deteriorating pretty quick.”

  31. Fisky

    Stop trolling and derailing the thread Anne. We were having a civil discussion about the compulsory psychiatric treatment of Leftists and you are trying to start a spelling flame. If you don’t get back on topic at once, and if you need reminding the topic of this thread is how to humanely but forcefully reprogram leftists using the latest psychiatric research and methods, then you just aren’t a serious person Anne.

  32. Peter Patton

    Leftism is normal for a pack of 60 or so, Aborigines stomping around the outback for withcety grubs, nulla nulla on hand to keep the missus in toe, but really quite inappropriate today’s modern world.

    i hope this helps.,

  33. Mk50 of Brisbane

    PP – good point. I would not insult aborigines by comparing them to the occu-rape losers, though. The aborigines, while stone-age hunter-gatherers, were quite civilised compared to what we are seeing in the occupy Lord of the Flies Obamavilles in the US at the moment.

    FFS, men and women being raped? Crack-dealing?

    Honestly, lefties like them are sufficiently low they can go skydiving out of a snakes freckle and free-fall for an hour and a half before having to pull the ripcord.

    Noticed that our pet lefities and stalinists have gone real quiet on the whole ‘Occupy’ thing? Yet the American National Socialist party and the American Communist party support it. Funny that.

    Wonder why they have gone so quiet?

    Mk50
    Brisbane

    PS – Weekend after next, going after feral dogs and feral cats again.

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