After systematically ignoring the outrageous and offensive signs used by leftist protesters at anti-war demonstrations journalists and bloggers are now devoting an immense amount of attention to a small minority of Tea Party protesters carrying signs far outside of the mainstream.
Brian Williams and Chris Matthews think the Tea Party goers are racists, CBS’s Nancy Jiles called the protests “a frightening mix of disrespect and bad behavior,” CNN suggested in an on-screen heading that there was a “racial tinge to TEA movement” and MSNBC’s David Shuster wondered, “as civility gives way to shouting, what’s fueling all this anger” at this “intolerance festival”?
Liberal bloggers were also incensed with what they claimed were the hateful (and racist) intentions of the protesters. Matt Yglesias at Think Progress noted the miniscule presence of Confederate Flags and pondered why demonstrators were “waving flags of treason and slavery”. Other bloggers at TP complained of the “hate at the protest.”
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Read More: By Lachlan Markay, Newsbusters