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.
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OK, let’s have Thom Hartman interpret the droolings of the OWS guys and gals, and, and, and, let’s hear the really, really smart things those folks are saying!
It’ll be practically impossible to find people at these protests who aren’t political ignoramuses. Hartmann is basically telling the media not to cover these events at all...
Any bets on whether Thom Hartmann laughed at Tea Partiers with the unfortunate sign “Keep government out of my Medicaid”?
Who is Thom Hartmann and why should I give a sh!t what he thinks.
My hat's off to FOX on this one - American needs to know who's showing up for these events... AND who's running them.
No, he wants it covered, not as is, but as a commie/socialist anti-American propaganda tool.
I guess the media wants to report what they think it should be rather than how it was.
Sounds like even the normally sympathetic MSM is having trouble finding people in these protests who fit the politically-savvy mold Hartmann is demanding... I heard a clip of one of the organizers on Rush today and he sounded like a complete idiot.
It’s impossible NOT to present it as a commie/socialist anti-American propaganda tool... That describes everyone involved!
Heck, it is easier for Fox and CNN to cover these people than it was for ABC, CBS, NBC etc. to cover the TEA Party rallies. In the Wall Street fiasco the fools outnumber the sane 99.9 to .1 and they didn’t have to search them out. In the Tea Party rallies, the MSM had to wait for the DNC and union plants to show up, do a couple practice interviews, prepare their printed signs for them and then carefully coach them through the interview.
So, if there is someone with something intelligent to say in those mobs of losers, why aren’t they pushing their way to the front and speaking to the reporters?
Hatman’s show is a joke. I was listening the other night, and he and his callers were indignant about Perry not quitting the race because of the n-rock non-incident. I’m sure I wouldn’t have been able to get through to the show, but I hope some conservative called in asked them about Obama listening to racist anti-American rhetoric for twenty years at his church and hanging around with the racist New Black Panthers. I’d like to see them try to answer that one.
If you think the idiots there are “funny”, you will find the intelligentsia there outrageously hilarious!
Links please. I’d love to watch some videos of these idiots.
Thom is a dumb ass. He talks about whats going on in NY and Washington DC when there are absolutely no protesters in DC right now.
Obama doesn’t want them in his back yard or else it might look bad on him.
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?