Bozell: Media Display Disgusting and Cowardly Behavior in Covering Tea Party Protests
Alexandria, VA - The crescendo of bigotry by the left-wing media against the Tea Party movement reached a disgusting pinnacle yesterday with MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann indicting the entire movement as being homophobic racists based on the actions of a few fringe protestors. After describing reports of the "n" word being shouted at Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), and a homosexual slur aimed at Rep. Barney Frank, Olbermann looked straight into the camera and exploded:
"In a backwards, sick-to-my-stomach way, I would like to thank whoever shouted at Mr. Lewis and Mr. Carson for proving my previous point. If racism is not the whole of the Tea Party, it is in its heart, along with blind hatred, a total disinterest in the welfare of others, and a full-flowered, self-rationalizing refusal to accept the outcomes of elections, or the reality of Democracy, or of the narrowness of their minds and the equal narrowness of their public support." See minute 1:30 here.
The media coverage from other networks - particularly ABC and CBS - the past few days has followed suit, attributing to the millions of Americans who fiercely oppose ObamaCare the disgraceful outbursts of a few. See supporting evidence below.
Brent Bozell, President of the Media Research Center, issued the following statement:
"What an exercise in hypocrisy. Some of you in the left-wing so-called 'news' media have actively participated in insulting conservatives with vulgar 'tea bagging' jokes. You've done it on live national television, snickering at your own snarky gay sense of humor. And if you haven't done that, you have been a coward, doing nothing to condemn your colleagues for their disgusting behavior.
"Don't you dare give us any more lectures on civility. You hypocrites disgust me."
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