Surprise, surprise. All the major broadcast television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) chose not to show footage of violent union members in Michigan tearing down a tent owned by Americans for Prosperity, or footage of a union member punching Fox News contributor Steven Crowder in the face repeatedly.
“The pro-union broadcast networks are deliberately censoring footage of thuggish union violence directed at conservatives,” said the Media Research Center. “If a Tea Partier had physically assaulted a liberal journalist or ripped down a structure occupied by a liberal organization all on video, the footage would be broadcast on an endless loop. ABC, CBS, and NBC have a responsibility to the American people to expose what’s really happening in Michigan. Their double standard is absolutely outrageous.”
That pretty much says it all. The bias is so blatant and the double standard is so evident. During the Tea Party rallies, the liberal mainstream media was combing through tons of footage and dying to find some act of violence or intimidation. The Left has been pushing the tired, baseless meme of dangerous Tea Party violence for years now, yet actual evidence of said violence has proven elusive.
Here, we have union thugs tearing down a pro-free market advocacy tent and repeatedly punching a member of the press in the face for God’s sake. Where’s the outrage? Where’s the breaking news brief? Where are the calls from the AFL-CIO to their Democrat supporters condemning these violent acts and calling for civility?
Oh wait, I forgot. The mainstream media is unconcerned with reports of left wing violence, which they apparently feel is justified enough not to warrant coverage. And the president supports their cause, so it’s cool.
But God forbid a Tea Party rally should ever do what these thugs did….