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Bozell Column: Skipping Over the Shooting at FRC
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Posted on 08/17/2012 9:17:21 AM PDT by chessplayer

Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC’s policy positions, and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against perhaps the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds.

Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group’s headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard before being subdued. Never mind evening news. This would be Breaking News! and for days there would be seemingly endless coverage of continued conservative hatred.

These networks are aiding and abetting liberal violence by refusing to identify it as liberal violence. Whether it’s vandalism at Chick-fil-A or rapes in Occupy Wall Street camps, these networks simply cannot find “news” in liberal violence of any kind.

Our taxpayer-funded media were silent. The “PBS NewsHour” offered nothing. It did have time to announce “About four million Bumbo baby seats are being recalled because infants can fall out of them.” NPR offered no story on “All Things Considered” on Wednesday night, but did find time to report on cheating at a national Scrabble tournament. NPR also skipped it on Thursday’s “Morning Edition,” but covered the riveting story of “inter-tribal cattle violence” in South Sudan.

MSNBC’s prime-time lineup, starting with Chris Matthews, said nothing about the shooting at FRC – except for Rachel Maddow, who offered a slightly longer brief than Brian Williams. This is the same network that went over the top and around the bend that someone at a Tea Party rally was carrying a weapon at a rally. So why can’t they produce one full story on an actual shooting at a conservative office?

On Thursday morning, the network pattern continued: ABC offered another full story (adding the LGBT volunteer connection). By contrast, NBC offered a tiny anchor-read update. CBS aired nothing, but did find the time for a story on the 40th anniversary of the movie “Deliverance.” Burt Reynolds in make-believe is somehow more newsworthy than a left-winger aiming to massacre up an office of conservative Christians.

CNN was the most offensive of all. Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage was interviewed on Thursday morning’s “Early Start,” and protested how the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate group” designation for several Christian conservative groups – including FRC – is obviously now causing real harm.

In reply, with zero sense of post-shooting decency, CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin suggested the FRC absolutely deserved the SPLC’s “hate group” label, reading from a 1999 FRC pamphlet on the National Man-Boy Love Association and gay activists. She berated Brown: “It is spewing hate, isn't it?...So it’s hate spewing hate.”

Within 24 hours of a gay-left activist shooting at the FRC, the world-class jerks at CNN are still demeaning FRC and social conservatives as “hate groups” that should be drummed out of the public conversation.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; democratmedia; democrats; frc; homofascism; homosexualagenda; leftwingextremism; leftwingterrorism; liberalfascism; mediabias; morrisdees

1 posted on 08/17/2012 9:17:27 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yes, someone I work with who only reads the NY Times and watches MSNBC did not even know of the incident. Finally, they found a tiny article buried in the Times. It said no political motive was apparent.

2 posted on 08/17/2012 9:19:20 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: chessplayer
I would be upset but I have seen it to a lesser degree here in the Republic and read about it in major degrees in various histories in the 20th Century.

Here, in the Republic, I experienced in college during the mid 1960’s. There was one and only one outlook on life and if you didn't espouse it you had zero social life.

In the 20th Century you read about intolerance in Germany circa 1935, Russia about the same time, Cambodia in the mid 1970’s, China multiple times, and multiple African states at multiple times.

The common core in every nation is the degitimatization of alternate opinions followed by active, state-sponsored, repression. I find it ironic that the very thing that the liberal/progressive/socialist/dimocratic cabal were worried about 2001 - 2009 accurately describes their activities a few short years later.

Well, actually I find it down right terrifying.

3 posted on 08/17/2012 9:31:35 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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MORRIS DEES - SPLC attorney/official:

SPLC attorney Morris Dees — Child Molester, Pervert, and Liar?

The Southern Poverty (Pervert) Law Center is full of these radical leftie creeps

Why is the SPLC subsidized by your taxes - like homo/led Media Matters is?


4 posted on 08/17/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT by devolve (-------------------- ------- "...maybe a little blow... line by line -------------)
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To: chessplayer
These are not news organizations, they are left-wing Democrat propagandists.
5 posted on 08/17/2012 9:38:15 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl

I saw a coined word the other day and this is a good time to use it.

These are not news organizations, they are left-wing Democrat presstitutes.

6 posted on 08/17/2012 9:45:39 AM PDT by JayAr36 (America is swirling around the drain, someone put in the plug.)
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Questioned during a press conference at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant recently, Southern Poverter Law Center chief attorney (Morris Dees) Dees confirmed someone from his organization was inside the white supremacist compound at Elohim City on April 17, 1995.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 9:55:23 AM PDT by devolve (-------------------- ------- "...maybe a little blow... line by line -------------)
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To: chessplayer

Maaybe part of the reason the media downplays leftist shooting people, other than the gun angle, is an attempt to discourage other leftist crazy birds to think about shooting a bunch of people?
To many lefties are not in full control of their sanity.

8 posted on 08/17/2012 12:32:03 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: JayAr36; chessplayer
These are not news organizations, they are left-wing Democrat presstitutes

FWIW, I've been referring to them for some time as "The ministry of propaganda."


9 posted on 08/17/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Leep

Too many lefties shooting conservatives would lead to conservatives fighting back.

Leftists prefer a gradual undermining than an open confrontation - at least until they know that they can win such a confrontation.

10 posted on 08/17/2012 1:10:26 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: MarkL

Anything but journalist would apply.

11 posted on 08/18/2012 7:58:54 AM PDT by JayAr36 (America is swirling around the drain, someone put in the plug.)
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