Major MSM fail: What if this had been the Tea Party?

Posted by: ST on February 3, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Watch and read here (hat tip: Memeorandum) about video captured from the recent left wing anti-Koch protests in which liberals militantly marched against the Koch brothers (David and Charles) because they’re rich and donate heavily to conservative causes. Keep in mind that the group behind the protests, Common Cause, is financed by … billianaire liberal George Soros. Go figure.

Anyway, Human Events’ John Hayward describes what takes place on the video:

These protests are not intellectual disagreements with the Koch brothers, but rather furious denunciations of their very right to engage in the democratic process. For example, an L.A. Times article about a January 31 protest outside the Koch estate included this quote from a demonstrator: “We cannot have democracy unless everyone has a voice. Donors like the Koch brothers are drowning us out. Their voices are louder.” Ah, the redistribution of free speech. Of course it involves gags.


Even less tolerant and inclusive were the remarkable statements issued by the charming attendees of this event, who had a few things to say about people other than Charles and David Koch. They’re very unhappy with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, for example, because of his role in the Citizens United case, which upheld the rights of corporate free speech.

After some mood-setting whines about the “racist tea party,” various members of the lily-white Uncloak Koch crowd suggested Justice Thomas should be “put back in the fields,” or we should “cut of his toes one by one and feed them to him,” “string him up,” or “torture” him. One of these lovely folk even suggested hanging Thomas’ wife along with him.

The fascinating thing about this video clip is how casual the lefty nitwits are about dishing out savage and violent racism toward Clarence Thomas. They think it’s funny. They don’t expect to be called on it, or worry about discrediting their movement. They know the mainstream press has their backs, and they’re very comfortable chatting about their summary judgment to strip Thomas of his humanity.

Imagine for five seconds had this been someone from the Tea Party calling for the lynching of Justice Thomas. Take it away, RB (via Ed Morrissey):

Are there racists who are also Tea Partiers? Of course. As the video proves, there are racists everywhere… even on the Left. Do those racists speak for the entire movement? Of course not. Do those racists represent even a significant portion of the movement? Only insofar as the racists in the video above represent a significant portion of the Left. But that has never stopped the Left from hurling their accusations against the entire conservative movement or the Tea Party, has it?

Let’s just imagine if the video above was taken during a Tea Party rally and several participants stated that a sitting US Supreme Court Justice should be sent “back to the fields” or “strung up”. Picture the news coverage. Predict what Chris Matthews or Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann (if he still had a show) would be saying right now and over the next few days. It would be non-stop. Democrat Congressional members would be using the tape as “proof” of what is really behind the opposition to ObamaCare or any other piece of legislation they want to get passed.

“The racist Tea Party.” That’s all you’d hear.

Many Leftists still try to suggest that the media is not overwhelmingly Leftist. If that were true, you wouldn’t be hearing about the racists at the Uncloak Koch event on the web for the first time.

You betcha.

Move along here, nothing to see …

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12 Responses to “Major MSM fail: What if this had been the Tea Party?”


  1. DF says:

    If this had been TEA Party people marching the media would have been branding them as a bunch of racist, bigoted, rednecks intent on hurting poor people and minorities. But, in this case since there are liberals they can march all they want and get continued praise from the Drive-By media.


  2. Carlos says:

    “There is none so blind as he who will not see.”

    Nor as stupid as he who will not learn. These leftist revolutionaries are both blind AND stupid, wallowing in their ignorance and proudly displaying it as “chic free speech dissent.”

    All they want is to bring everyone else down to their level of ignorance and intolerance.

  3. Steve Skubinna says:

    This is who they are. It’s what they are. It isn’t some isolated incident of a few loudmouths making the rest look bad. They want us dead.

    Oh, and they want us to be civil about it, too.

  4. Carlos says:

    They have watched too many movies of Jews being herded peacefully into cattle cars in the Third Reich’s “cleansing” of their country, and can’t figure out why we conservatives just can’t be as peaceful!

  5. PE says:

    They want peace for all mankind
    through the death of freedom loving, running dog imperialists. Their collective intelligence is almost at the level of a blank cartridge.

  6. Joseph Brown says:

    Can you imagine what crying and gnashing of the teeth these people, plus the Lame Stream Media, would do had a Teapartier said anything about hanging the judges wife?
    He’s black, she’s white, so you can imagine how the media would spend days, maybe weeks, talking about it.

  7. firefirefire says:

    Had a TEApartieR made those remarks, the crisis in Egypt would’ve been knocked out of the news coverage for weeks.
    We know these things have been happening for years but we have to keep throwing them up in the liberals faces just to keep them honest.
    if that’s possible.

  8. Joseph Brown says:

    An honest liberal? I don’t think that has happened yet. Let me think. Sorry, but I can’t think of a one.

  9. Carlos says:

    “Honest” and “liberal” are not words one finds in the same sentence very often, and “honest” is certainly not a proper modifier for “liberal”. Could be a modifier for “idiot” I suppose, and “idiot” would include “liberal”, but that’s really stretching it…

  10. ruralcounsel says:

    When I first saw the header “What if this had been the Tea Party”, I thought I was about to read about a comparison between the administration/state departmetn rhetoric about the Egyptian demonstrations and the Democratic rhetoric about the Tea Party gatherings.

    How they go from “listening to the will of the people” and “a redress of grievances” to carping about astroturfers who hate government, a minority that doesn’t need to be listened to, closet racists. Might I suggest that everything the admin is saying about the Egyptian people now, should have been the exact same words they used when responding to the Tea Party rallies of the past couple of years. A little respect about motives goes a long way to creatig civility.

    But might I suggest, we are all too aware of their hypocrisy, and quite immune to their self-serving calls for civility on the domestic political scene now. Reap what you sow, suckers.

  11. Carlos says:

    Unfortunately, ruralcounsel, it is “we, the people” who will reap what Obhammud is sowing, and we may never be able to fix the damage he has wrought on this country (let alone all the damage to other countries around the world and the damage he has done to our relations with them).