Skip to comments.Thom Hartmann Says Broadcasting 'Dumb' Quotes From Wall Street Protesters is 'Media Crime
Posted on 10/05/2011 6:43:50 PM PDT by Nachum
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And if you laughed at those remarks, you're a criminal too. Or at the very least, a thought criminal. Yes, you.
Liberal radio host Thom Hartmann is peeved that media outlets such as Fox News and CNN are covering the so-called Occupy Wall Street movement and allegedly interviewing only the most "politically unsophisticated" protesters, after searching all of nanoseconds to find them. (audio after page break)
Here's Hartmann complaining about this on his radio show yesterday after opening a segment with the all-too-apropo "Take the Money and Run" from paleo-rocker Steve Miller (audio) --
You know, this to me is like about as grass roots and about as genuine a populist revolution as you can get. I think it's just absolutely great what is going on out in the streets, what's going on in Washington, D.C., what's going on in New York, and what's going on here. (Hartmann broadcasting from the Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington). There's the absolute outside game, people who are just showing up, may not even be politically aware. They're in fact, in fact, Fox News has made a sport of, and now CNN as well, of going down to the, to the, Erin Burnett with her new show, going down to the, to the Occupy Wall Street group and finding people who are politically unsophisticated and asking them simple questions, getting dumb answers, and then portraying the whole movement as stupid. That, in my opinion, that's a media crime.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Well get get used to being a “crime” victim.
Remember when Limbaugh did his rush to excellence and thousands would turn out. The media would seek out four feminists to interview and ignore the thousands.
Then at a gun show, where the majority of customers were dressed in jeans and plaid shirts, the media would only interview show the few guys in camo carrying assault weapons.
Yeah, it’s tough out there.
I’m waiting for Hannity to do his on the spot questions - : like who’s the vice President of the United States? And discovering that liberals can’t answer any of them...
I prefer Lisa Hartman, prettier and smarter.
Paleo-rocker?? Ouch, that hurts.
Opinions and a-holes, everybody's got one.
Oh my goodness... I wouldn't know whether to laugh or cry!
I heard one of the leaders yesterday... it was quite sad, actually.
We’d be on the floor laughing so hard we’d be crying. Definitely a twofer.
What’s this partisan media shill’s position on portraying all Tea Partiers as racists?
What’s this partisan media shill’s position on portraying all conservatives as racists?
What’s this partisan media shill’s position on portraying all those who opposed Obama as racists?
Thanks arkady_renko and therightliveswithus.
And *PING* to arkady_renko and therightliveswithus for *this* thread.
Is this the party to whom I am pinging?