Since when the hell did the MSM ever give a damn about Hitler comparisons?

Posted by: ST on August 12, 2009 at 7:08 pm

If you’re like me, you’re pretty disgusted and close to nauseous over hearing the repeated “outrage” from the mainstream mediots about the alleged comparisons the “mobsters” at the ObamaCare town halls are making between Hitler and Obama. Ever since Pelosi’s “swastika” crack, the MSM (and their cohorts at far left liberal blogs) have been scouring town halls across the country looking for any evidence whatsoever of signs made by alleged “conservative mobsters” featuring swastikas and/or images of Hitler and Obama together, in desperate attempts to prove how diehard conservatives have supposedly “lost it” over Obama and thus should be ignored when it comes to the discussion and debate over ObamaCare.

Fortunately, Bill Sammon at Fox News has done the work liberals at other mainstream media news networks never will, and that’s scrutinize the attitudes of their MSM colleagues during the Bush administration – specifically, how little attention these same outraged news outlets paid to instances of Bush being called the worst names, being threatened, things thrown at him, etc:

News outlets that are focusing on the incendiary rhetoric of conservatives outside President Obama’s town hall meeting Tuesday ignored the incendiary rhetoric — and even violence — of liberals outside an appearance by former President George W. Bush in 2002.

When Bush visited Portland, Ore., for a fundraiser, protesters stalked his motorcade, assailed his limousine and stoned a car containing his advisers. Chanting “Bush is a terrorist!”, the demonstrators bullied passers-by, including gay softball players and a wheelchair-bound grandfather with multiple sclerosis.

One protester even brandished a sign that seemed to advocate Bush’s assassination. The man held a large photo of Bush that had been doctored to show a gun barrel pressed against his temple.

“BUSH: WANTED, DEAD OR ALIVE,” read the placard, which had an X over the word “ALIVE.”

Another poster showed Bush’s face with the words: “F— YOU, MOTHERF—ER!”

A third sign urged motorists to “HONK IF YOU HATE BUSH.” A fourth declared: “CHRISTIAN FASCISM,” with a swastika in place of the letter S in each word.

Although reporters from numerous national news organizations were traveling with Bush and witnessed the protest, none reported that protesters were shrieking at Republican donors epithets like “Slut!” “Whore!” and “Fascists!”

Frank Dulcich, president and CEO of Pacific Seafood Group, had a cup of liquid thrown into his face, and then was surrounded by a group of menacing protesters, including several who wore masks. Donald Tykeson, 75, who had multiple sclerosis and was confined to a wheelchair, was blocked by a thug who threatened him.

Protesters slashed the tires of several state patrol cruisers and leapt onto an occupied police car, slamming the hood and blocking the windshield with placards. A female police officer was knocked to the street by advancing protesters, badly injuring her wrist.

The angry protest grew so violent that the Secret Service was forced to take the highly unusual step of using a backup route for Bush’s motorcade because the primary route had been compromised by protesters, one of whom pounded his fist on the president’s moving limousine.

All the while, angry demonstrators brandished signs with incendiary rhetoric, such as “9/11 – YOU LET IT HAPPEN, SHRUB,” and “BUSH: BASTARD CHILD OF THE SUPREME COURT.” One sign read: “IMPEACH THE COURT-APPOINTED JUNTA AND THE FASCIST, EGOMANIACAL, BLOOD-SWILLING BEAST!”

Yet none of these signs were cited in the national media’s coverage of the event. By contrast, the press focused extensively on over-the-top signs held by Obama critics at the president’s town hall event held Tuesday in New Hampshire.

And did the media focus on the message these fanatical Bush haters were sending in January 2005 around the time of Bush’s second inauguration? Messages like “Bush is a Nazi” and is the “closest thing to a fascist this country has ever seen”? Nope. The most extensive collection of pictures depicting Bush and others in his administration as “Hitleresque” can be found at Zombie’s website. Continuously scrolling and clicking some of the links there will show people just how often the Bush administration was trashed by the far left as being this country’s version of Adolf Hitler. Do you remember the mainstream media’s outrage and implications that the comparisons of Bush and his administration to Nazis were strong signs of how the Democratic party had “lost its way”? I sure as hell don’t remember it, because it simply didn’t happen.

You couldn’t watch an anti-war protest without seeing numerous comparisons between Bush and Hitler. At the same time, if the MSM did dare to comment on it, it was to say something along the lines of “that doesn’t represent mainstream anti-war protesters” – which we all know was a flat out lie. In fact, there wasn’t a day that went by that the comparisons were made, between liberal blogs, pundits, protesters, and in some cases, liberal politicians.

Now, I’m sure the media – and the far left – have been able to find a few isolated incidents of comparisons to Hitler at the various town halls held across the country, but it’s few and far between what we all saw for eight straight years during Bush’s two terms in office. But check this out: the mainstream media’s latest reporting of a comparison between Obama and Hitler shows (deliberately?) sloppy reporting, because the sign being displayed is not one that a “conservative mobster” is proudly displaying, but that of a Lyndon LaRouche supporter – heck, the sign even says so at the bottom!

LaRouche, as I’m sure you’ll recall, has run for the Democrat nomination for president numerous times, and has been known to endorse Democrat candidates. Not only that, but LaRouche is actually a supporter of … single-payer healthcare (as is someone else, although he will not admit it now). The picture/poster the MSM is fussing over (which shows Obama with a Hitler mustached painted on his face) is also prominently displayed on the LaRouche website. The College Politico delivers the ultimate in MSM smackdowns in this video criticizing the media’s laziness in their reporting of this sign and where it comes from:

The Blog Prof reports that the guy holding the sign was allegedly handing out Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) campaign flyers later on during the town hall. Dingell, as you may recall, was the same clown who said earlier this week that ObamaCare opponents reminded him of the KKK.

After watching that, it makes you wonder: How many other Democrat plants are out there at these town halls carrying similar signs while at the same time being falsely portrayed as “conservative mobsters” who have “lost it” over Obama? I’d really like to know the answer to that. But as we’re well aware, we’ll never get them if we watch MSDNC, or CNN, or any of the other prObama networks. Intrepid conservatives will search for the truth we never get from news outlets who are supposed to be the government’s watchdogs, not its lapdogs.

Anyone who doesn’t believe there is a substantial bias against conservatives after watching that video is either completely clueless or willfully ignorant – I’m not sure which is worse.

Related: Dan Gainor has much more on the media’s hypocrisy on Hitler comparisons and dissent in general here.

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  1. NC Cop says:

    Saying the media is hypocritical is like saying water is wet. They have crossed over into full blown propaganda masters and they should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

    I do look forward to the backlash against the media when Obama tanks. It’s gonna be fun to watch!

  2. Matthew says:

    That’s a good point, but i think that a lot of people were asleep over the past 8 years and all of the whining

  3. Nancy says:

    Of course they never gave a damn about it until they could use it to bolster Obama’s disastrous healthcare plan. I can only hope that he and his allies in Congress will fail and we will have the chance to turn it back in the faces of the repulsive MSM.

  4. Kate says:

    This just proves the point that the media is in the tank for Obama…but they have no shame…calling seniors and ordinary people such names is only going to make people more adamant about letting their representatives in congress that they are not buying what they are selling.

    And just what are they selling anyway? Have we had any really good journalistic efforts by the MSM to explain just exactly what it is the this health care bill is all about???? No wonder we are all clamoring to the internet to get our information…no one in the MSM gives a flying hoot about us.

  5. NC Cop says:

    Well, they’re firing up the “Extremist groups are on the rise!” rhetoric again.

    Methinks the elderly will suddenly be classified as “extremists”!!!!

  6. Peter says:

    Don’t you understand? Tje left has the patent on Hitler comparisons.

    If I was to compare Obama to any of the last century’s baddies, it wouldn’t be Hitler anyhow. It would be Mussolini. After all, Obama thinks governing is just a matter of standing with an upthrust chin jutting out.

  7. Pat says:

    I think they are finding themselves less and less relevant as the citizen journalists out there on the blogs that we all love and read daily – the eyes and ears of the regular folks who attend these functions (extremists?!)are doing their job for them. These so-called professional journalists will soon be out of work (I hope!)

  8. Carlos says:

    You’re right, NC, water is wet and the MSM is hypocritical.

    And still the newspaper mental wizards can’t figure out it is themselves who are putting themselves into a total irrelevant position.

    I wonder who they can blame for that? I mean, talk radio has all the “extremist conservatives” to blame for the lack of “progressive” talk shows (like advertising and listening demographics doesn’t have a thing to do with it), but the print media can’t figure out why people are tired of their daily anti-American screeds disguised as “news” (or at best, “commentary” on the op-ed page).

    And as for television, Fox News is at best centerline (which drives everyone else wild because they don’t fall into a total hate-America category). Of course viewership of the news programs is down, just like the newspapers. Maybe if they would broadcast to mainstream America instead of creating the news as they wish it was, their viewership would hold steady or increase, and I can guarantee you sponsorship would increase. But they don’t, and won’t, because they have no idea where mainstream America is. They don’t know anyone like that, therefore they must be mainstream because all their friends think just like they do.

    Duh.

  9. Brontefan says:

    When Americans who never vote and sit in their livingrooms and shout at the TV finally get the point–your freedoms are being eroded at the speed of light– maybe we will have an opportunity to take back our country from these “progressives” who are in bed with Karl Marx. Just remember: Hitler was a great speaker, too! Because going after the 2nd Amendment is on their “to-do” list, I hope they add it to their “must be done rapidly while economy is depressed” list and continue this outrageous grab for POWER. Patriotic Americans who believe in the “American Dream” need to wake up and take notice–before it is too late!
    They say, when the media is controlled, the people are next. Our MSM has been trying to tell us what to think for nearly 20 years and I am tired of it.

  10. Carlos says:

    The socialists will go after the Second Amendment only after a major tragedy occurs where many (hundreds, preferably) people are killed and/or injured. The media will portray the shooter or shooters as whacked-out extremist conservatives who listen to Rush and Sean daily.

    But just like Kristolnacht, it will eventually come to light that these pathetic excuses for oxygen burners were probably homeless or inner city thugs and were hired (astroturfed?) to commit whatever outrage it is. But that won’t come to light until much later.

    Just sayin’.

  11. Tom TB says:

    I see the Obamaites cracking. They are starting to question the untested “Leader”. Success will always have a billion followers, and failure will always be an orphan. This guy never had a track record of managing a fast-food restaurant, and his Oprah glitz will fall off fast.

  12. Carlos says:

    I guess no one on the left remembers the word, “BusHitler”, huh?

    But then, he wasn’t some thin-skinned machine toady from the South Side, either, who couldn’t stand dissent and got his feelings hurt easily. And how ’bout going after GW’s kids, too? Didn’t see him jammin’ the phone lines saying they were off limits, and didn’t hear a word from the MSM saying the same.

    And as long as we’re talking names, how ’bout “Darth Cheney”? What could possibly be more evil than Hitler (a piker compared to Stalin or Pol Pot) than 2nd-in-command of the Evil Empire?

  13. Beautiful title, Sister. Wish I’d have thought of it myself.

    The hypocrisy of the left is out of control, that’s for certain. They’re maddern’ hell, so they pull out the “right wing is Hitler” stuff. But why are they quite this upset?

    Three reasons, I think:

    1) They’re not used to having their own tactics used against them. They don’t like upset people at the town hall meetings shouting and carrying on because they think they’re the only ones who can do it

    2) They’re frustrated. Here they have the White House, a filibuster proof Senate, and 256-178 in the House, and they STILL can’t get their legislation passed.

    3) They’re surprised. They actually thought that after their messiah Obama was elected the right would wither away and the world would bow at his feet. Not happening.

    Also, they overestimated their mandate. Yes people wanted the GOP out and the Dems in, but they didn’t buy into the whole socialist agenda. The Dems are just now finding that out, and reality sucks.

  14. Carlos says:

    A mandate to a donk/lib/leftist for a conservative is about 15% more than the conservative won with in a landslide.

    A mandate to a donk/lib/leftist for a donk/lib/leftist is 13 votes less than they got to win with.

    Hence, with less than 50% of the vote Clinton got a “mandate”, but with approx. 63% of the vote Reagan did not.

    Go figure. It’s for sure the left can’t figure out why His Hollowness’ “mandate” isn’t being succumbed to by conservatives.

  15. Lorica says:

    Here is yet another case where the left are more concerned about the “Constititional Rights” of a terrorist, or illegal over the Constititional Rights of the American People. How these fools get re-elected is either laughable or frightening. – Lorica