Accuracy in Media

Days after the Tea Party style protests against health care reform in Washington D.C. the liberal media continues its attacks on the protesters and their alleged racist comments while ignoring documented offensive comments made by liberal Democrat members of Congress.

First off today there is Maureen Dowd who in her column said this about the protesters on Saturday;

Some base members of the Republican base showed themselves as the racist Neanderthals they are.

Protesters outside the Capitol on Saturday called two black congressmen, the civil rights hero John Lewis of Georgia and Andre Carson of Indiana, a racial epithet as they walked by. Another, Representative Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, was called that epithet and got spit on. Barney Frank of Massachusetts was called an anti-gay slur. The anti-abortion Democrat Bart Stupak was called a “baby killer” by Texas Republican Representative Randy Neugebauer, who says he’s had a “tremendous outpouring” of support for his outburst.

It was disgusting. And for the Democrats who had battled each other through every twist and turn of health care, it was unifying.

Add to Dowd’s remarks are the Washington Post’s Courtland Milloy who took it one step further;

I know how the “tea party” people feel, the anger, venom and bile that many of them showed during the recent House vote on health-care reform. I know because I want to spit on them, take one of their “Obama Plan White Slavery” signs and knock every racist and homophobic tooth out of their Cro-Magnon heads.

I am sick of these people — and those who make excuses for them and their victim-whiner mentality.

They aren’t racists, the apologists say. They just don’t like deficits and government takeover of health care. So what does using vile epithets for black or gay congressmen have to do with that? The tea party people didn’t refer to white Democrats using racial epithets. No one yelled “white trash” or “redneck cracker” at any of those congressmen. And none of their own ever stands up and declares that such practices are morally wrong.

Reps. John L. Lewis (D-Ga.), Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri), James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and others deserve a hats off for their restraint and composure.

Cleaver told me: “I said to this one person, ‘You spat on me.’ I thought he was going to say, ‘Hey, I was yelling. Sorry.’ But he continuing yelling and, for a few seconds, I pointed at him and said, ‘You spat on me.’ “

Restraint and composure?  First of all four days after the event there is still no video or audio that conculsively backs up what any of these congressmen said happened.

Also check out what Gateway Pundit has posted about some of the people shooting video- Jesse Jackson, Jr.?  I’m sure he was just an interested bystander and not looking to hopefully catch someone mouthing off racist comments.  He must have failed though because we still haven’t seen his footage and you know darn well it would have made the network news if there was any basis to the charges. 

Excuse me.  Actually there was coverage by the networks on the evening news even though they didn’t ahve any proof that what the Democrats said was true.

Now for those restrained and composed Democrats.

First Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Very classy Maxine.

And let’s not forget Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)

Very restrained indeed.

And then there’s Joe Biden dropping the F bomb, again.

This looks more like the pot calling the kettle black than a legitimate complaint about racism by opponents of health care reform as the Democrats have crafted it.





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