Liberal Mainstream Media Ignores Michigan Union Violence

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….

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John Giokaris

John Giokaris has been contributing to PolicyMic since February 2011. Born and raised in Chicago, John graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a double major in Journalism and Political Science and is currently earning his J.D. at The John Marshall Law School. John believes in free market principles, private sector solutions, transparency, school choice, constitutionally limited government, and being a good steward of taxpayer dollars. His goals are to empower/create opportunity for citizens to use the tools at their disposal to succeed in America, which does more to grow the middle class and alleviate those in poverty than keeping a permanent underclass dependent on government sustenance indefinitely. Sitting on the Board of Directors for both the center-right Chicago Young Republicans and libertarian America's Future Foundation-Chicago, he is also a member of the free market think tank Illinois Policy Institute's Leadership Coalition team along with other leaders of the Illinois business, political, and media communities. John has seven years experience working in writing/publishing, having previously worked at Law Bulletin Publishing, the Tribune Company, and Reboot Illinois. His works have been published in the Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, Crain's Chicago Business, Reboot Illinois, Townhall, the Law Bulletin, and the RedEye. He's also made appearances on CBS News, PBS, and Al Jazeera America.

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