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Something missing from coverage of Wisconsin protests

A Powerline reader alerts my friend John Hinderaker about something the MSM failed to report:

BTW…in no MSM coverage I have seen is there ANY note that the crowd is “predominantly white”…. Why is that?

Guess, they were just too busy looking for those fourteen missing Democratic state Senators, you know the folks who skipped out on their duties.  I mean, normally those in the media notice such things.  John, however, isn’t quite sure why they forget to notice the race of the protesters:

We all remember how liberal news coverage of tea party rallies rarely failed to note that they were “predominantly white.” Somehow, that is no longer a salient fact when the same outlets cover illegal sick-outs by Wisconsin teachers. Why would that be?

UPDATE: Similarly confused, Tigerhawk is asking the same question as John:

Compare to MSM coverage of the Tea Party, which dissected its demographics to the point of an obsessive compulsion. What can possibly account for the mainstream media’s disinterest in the diversity of pigmentation in the pro-union crowds demonstrating against Republicans in Wisconsin? I am baffled and mystified, and cannot imagine why this question would not be of great interest, just as it was during the summer Tea Party rallies.



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  2. Why isn’t the liberal media fixated on the death threats or Hitler comparisons? Why are they not surprised?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — February 19, 2011 @ 4:56 am - February 19, 2011

  3. The MSM works in lockstep with the Democrats; therefore, they are going to try to help the public sector union thugs as much as possible. Yet not even their spin can save the union thugs from themselves. Likewise, the MSM tried to shut down the Tea Party, but they still don’t understand what the Tea Party is. Hence, the MSM & the Democrats’ failure with the Tea Party.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — February 19, 2011 @ 9:12 am - February 19, 2011

  4. Someone wasn’t watching very closely. I was watching “The Ed Show” last night and blacks and gays were all there in full force.

    Comment by pastol — February 19, 2011 @ 2:06 pm - February 19, 2011

  5. The point, pastol, is that there’s blacks and gays at the TEA Party events, but the racist liberals choose not to see them. I imagine Special Ed made it a point to go out of the way to find some.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — February 19, 2011 @ 4:20 pm - February 19, 2011

  6. The mere thought of this post and any comments related to it are obviously RAAAAACIST!

    Comment by GayPatriot — February 19, 2011 @ 6:29 pm - February 19, 2011

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  8. #4 – How could you tell they were gay, pastol? Were they wearing buttless chaps and Cher t-shirts?


    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — February 20, 2011 @ 10:18 am - February 20, 2011

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