Surprise: Major networks silent regarding union thug attacks on Steven Crowder

Posted by: ST on December 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Via Dan Gainor:

It’s a sad day for American TV journalism when The Huffington Post is a more honest news outlet than ABC, CBS or NBC. On Tuesday, after Michigan union protests escalated into violence, HuffPo led with several stories, including one headlined: “Fox News Contributor Punched.”

That story was about how Fox News contributor Steven Crowder and others were attacked by union thugs during the protest against the new “right-to-work” law. ABC, CBS and NBC covered the protests but only ABC made mention of police having to deal with protesters. None of them mentioned the attack on Crowder or showed the videos of that attack and the thugs tearing down a tent with people in it, both widely available on the Internet hours before the evening news show broadcast. No network quoted Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa predicting “civil war” between lawmakers and union members.

NBC anchor Brian Williams referred to it all meekly as “a boisterous day in the state capital.”


On broadcast news, the best they could all agree on was that the union thugs were some form of “angry.” On CBS “Evening News,” correspondent Elaine Quijano explained, “Union workers from across Michigan and other states voiced their anger at the Michigan capital.”

ABC’s “World News with Diane Sawyer” correspondent Alex Perez did slightly hint at the escalation, but showed nothing at all scary. “The anger boiling over, officers turning to pepper spray to control the crowd, at last 10,000 deep,” he told viewers as one man was shown rubbing his eyes. Anchor Sawyer referred to the law as one that supporters “believe could be an ominous sign for unions and worker paychecks everywhere.”

NBC “Nightly News” mentioned that there were at least police there at the protest, as correspondent Ron Mott admitted protesters operated under the “watchful gaze of police, some in riot gear.”

Let’s play, “What if this had been (the mythical) Tea Party violence?” for five seconds, and imagine how it would be reported by the mainstream journalists at “the big three” – CBS, ABC, NBC. We wouldn’t hear the end of it for days. Shamelessly opportunistic liberal politicos and “moderate” Republicans would line up to appear on the talking head shows to call for “investigations”, managing to somehow work “raaacism” into this, and would then demand “civility” in politics – a new tone that those same people would refuse to observe.

Once again, the double standard for our so-called “unbiased” media shines for all to witness.

Move along here, nothing to see …

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5 Responses to “Surprise: Major networks silent regarding union thug attacks on Steven Crowder”


  1. Tex says:

    Those union dudes kind of remind me of Nazi Germany’s Brown Shirts when they went around attacking Jews on the streets in the 1930s.

    Very sad commentary on the sad mind-set and state of the unions in this country, especially during the past 4 years under the Obama administration.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    The one time the lamestream media could truthfully report all the negatives against the fascistic labor unions that they falsley and maliciously attributed to the law-abiding TEA Party and they blew it! When it comes to tossing barbs accurately they could not hit a bull in the a*s with a bass fiddle.

  3. Chris in N.Va. says:

    Love to see if little Bri-Bri Williams still considered a rowdy, obscene gathering of threat-shouting thugs to be merely “boisterous” if one of them lunged forward and punched him repeatedly in his supposedly pretty little face.

    Methinks he’d be singing a different tune — through a set of swollen lips…

  4. Carlos says:

    @Chris: As the saying goes, a liberal is just a conservative that hasn’t been mugged yet.

  5. Slow POKEY says:

    We all know Liberals/Progressives/Democrats are Hypocrites. And so are there two biggest allies, Trial Lawyers and Unions.
    You need a “Like” button on your comment section, the comments your readers leave are great. I would definitely hit the “Like Button” on TEX, he is right on.