Take a moment to think back over the past few years to the corrupt MSM’s coverage of the tea party movement and compare it to this video which shows an Occupy Wall Street mob menacing a small group of police officers. ABC News is quite obviously attempting to spin this occurrence into something akin to the civil rights movement, where the mob is the victim and the police are the oppressors.
This video isn’t even subtle in its propagandist goals. Open with a big, burly cop wildly swinging a baton at a crowd. Cut to a reasonable-sounding protester describing the horror of it all. Cut back to big, burly cop wildly swinging baton. Cut to yet another reasonable-sounding protester. Inter-cut with populist signs.
No interviews with police.
No other side of the story.
Throughout the country and over the course of the last few years, tea parties held everywhere have been shockingly orderly and without incident. And yet, the MSM’s hostility towards these peaceful assemblies has more often than not been selectively edited in a way to intentionally create a false impression of extremism, racism, and even violence. The most telling example would be this now infamous NBC stunt.
Occupy Wall Street, however, actually is everything the MSM falsely accused the tea party of being. There’s been lawlessness, hundreds of arrests, and a ton of astro-turf. And yet as a response, we get this kind of coverage from ABC News that attempts to spin a mob charging a few police officers as just another brave act of civil disobedience where big, scary cops overreact.
Imagine if the reverse had occurred, imagine if a mob of tea partiers had charged the police in this same fashion. You can bet your life that like the Rodney King video, that moment would’ve been replayed on every MSM outlet until the images were seared into our national memory — but with a completely different spin and narrative. Instead of “civil disobedience,” the angle would’ve focused on tea party “mob violence.” Instead of reasonable-sounding tea partiers being interviewed to tell their side of the story, authoritative police officers would now be allowed to describe the chaos and their own fear as wild-eyed crazies in three-pointed hats came at them in wave after wave.
The corrupt media is going to do everything they can to help these Occupy Wall Street protests, all in the hopes that this kind of organized, well-funded. top-down activism can turn into a wave of votes big enough to re-elect Their Precious One. Trust me, these protests are only about 2012 and the need for something that can turn into a movement with the passion required to bring people (especially young people) out to the polls. Because the Left has cooled on Obama, Van Jones, Big Labor and the MSM are all teaming up on this.
The absurdity of it all is The Big Lie. Those supposedly outraged at Wall Street are somehow not at all outraged by the corporatist Wall Street toadie currently occupying the Oval Office. In fact, they appear to be big fans of President Goldman Sachs. As someone who is no fan of the bailed-out losers currently loafing in the comfort of too-big-to-fail on a street called Wall, I would be happy to support and even join a legitimate protest against these welfare queens. But Occupy Wall Street has nothing to do with Wall Street and everything to do with recreating the anarchy we saw in Wisconsin on a national scale in the hopes of saving a failed president.
While I despised the political and cultural bigotry at work in the MSM’s tea party coverage, in a way the bigots did the tea party a favor. Because the scrutiny was so unfairly intense from the beginning, the tea party became hyper-vigilant in policing itself and making sure no outside elements were allowed to unfairly tarnish them. On the flip-side, when you see video like the report posted above, what you have is the MSM covering for Occupy Wall Streeters which is likely to only embolden them to get more reckless and even more extreme. And so it’s hard to see how that doesn’t eventually backfire. We just have to hope no one gets hurt or killed.
No one knows how this is going to end, but what we do know is that this is all the doing of White House allies such as Van Jones and Big Labor — and, of course, Obama’s Media Palace Guards. However it ends, though, it is our job as New Media truth-tellers to ensure it does so at the feet of Obama. These are his biggest supporters, his people, and I have yet to hear him say — even after hundreds of arrests – “not in my name.”