“Every single day,” writes Zombie on the PJ Tatler,
more videos emerge from the Occupy movement showing people saying things that, if they had been said by a Tea Partier, would have been front-page news for weeks and discredited the movement forever. But since it’s the Occupy Wall Street movement, darlings of the media and Democratic politicians, they get a pass.
Jim Hoft has been doing a good job linking reports of rude, obnoxious, disrespectful and violent behavior that would dominate the nationals had they but taken place at Tea Party protests. (Not to mention the evidence of astroturfing.) Commenting on Zombie’s post, Ed Morrissey recalls his experience at the less violent, more civil libertarian/conservative grassroots gatherings:
I’ve been to a few Tea Party events and don’t recall anyone on stage advocating the “bloody” overthrow of the United States. I have seen on occasions people carrying signs with the famous Thomas Jefferson quote from 1787, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” The media usually uses those images to paint Tea Party activists as an angry, violent mob.
And yet our media celebrates this movement as the vanguard of an energized liberal base. Wonder why they’re so excited about these protests with a paltry (at least compared to Tea Party gatherings) turnout and so disinterested in their violent rhetoric and rude behavior? (Last link via Instapundit.)