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    Media Ignore Violence from the Left by Tom Tancredo

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    Tom Tancredo

    Media ignore violence from the left

    Posted: May 15, 2010
    1:00 am Eastern

    © 2010

    Judging by the reports on MSNBC and in the New York Times, the May Day rallies for amnesty looked like Fourth of July picnics. The anti-American and anti-law enforcement violence common in those protests was ignored.

    Since 2006, when the pro-amnesty demonstrations were filled with Mexican flags and signs advocating "Reconquista," organizers of these "immigrant rights" protests began to hand out American flags for the cameras. But there were plenty of Mexican flags this time around.

    In addition to ignoring the Mexican flags and anti-American placards this May Day, the national media also ignored multiple instances of violence by open-borders advocates.

    In San Francisco, three anti-amnesty counter-protesters were sent to the hospital by violent left-wing extremists. The San Francisco ABC affiliate reported:

    Three people were attacked and at least two others were arrested. The people assaulted were part of the Minutemen demonstration, a group in favor of Arizona's new immigration law. … "They said we were racists, and we were against them, and against their town, and against San Francisco," said Parker Wilson with the Bay Area National Anarchists.
    The attackers used brass knuckles and mace, giving one of the anti-amnesty protesters a concussion. A police officer witnessed the entire incident, and the leftists were charged with felonious assault.

    Outside of the local ABC report and a few stories in a minor San Francisco weekly, no national news outlet or even the major local newspapers bothered to report on this violent politically based hate crime.

    In another May Day incident, 250 unruly leftists in Santa Cruz started an all-out riot. Writes the Silicon Valley Mercury News:

    Downtown business owners spent Sunday repairing shattered windows and doors after a May Day rally Saturday night turned into a riot with approximately 250 people marching along Pacific Avenue, some carrying makeshift torches, throwing large rocks and paint bombs, and spray-painting walls with graffiti.
    Investigators believe it caused $100,000 worth of damage. This story got a bit more attention, with the Associated Press writing a small story that a number of newspapers tucked away in their back pages. No national press has followed up, even as Santa Cruz launches a probe into the riots and has asked the FBI for assistance.

    In contrast to these violent left-wing mobs, not one tea-party demonstration has resulted in violence. You can be sure that if they did, left-wing politicians and the national news would be denouncing it for weeks on end.

    Absent any real violence, the media simply try to make up accounts of right-wing misbehavior.

    When Rep. Jim Clyburn and John Lewis claimed that they had been spit on and called racial slurs, literally thousands of stories about the supposed incident dominated the headlines and cable news for over a week. This alleged incident occurred as Clyburn and Lewis were walking in to vote on the health-care bill, with dozens of videotapes and policemen tracking their every step. Not one video captured any spitting or slurs, nor did any police officer observe them.

    Media bias was also clear when a terrorist failed to detonate a car bomb in Times Square. In the first hours of the event, the media and left-wing commentators set their sites on conservatives.

    On MSNBC, Chris Matthews said that the suspects likely harbored a "right-wing agenda."

    The New York Times' Michael Sheehan wrote, "While it's possible that last weekend's failed car-bomb incident in Times Square was part of a complicated international terrorist plot, the unsophisticated nature of the device has given rise to a much-needed discussion about the threat of 'home grown' and 'lone wolf' violence in the United States."

    This "much-needed discussion" includes getting beyond concerns about "running intelligence investigations against citizens and legal residents who may be involved only in legitimate political dissonance."

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said if he had to guess, the perpetrator was "somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health-care bill."

    When it turned out the terrorist was a naturalized American citizen of Pakistani birth, Faisal Shahzad, Mayor Bloomberg warned the city "will not tolerate any bias" toward Muslims and vowed to fight any "backlash" over "a few bad apples."

    When he thought the attackers were conservatives, Bloomberg specifically was hoping for a "backlash" against opponents of the left-wing agenda. Michael Sheehan wanted to spy on Americans based on their political beliefs.

    Examples abound of how the mainstream media intentionally ignore and downplay the dangers from America's real enemies, the Islamic jihadists and Reconquista radicals, while painting conservatives as extremists. Fortunately, most Americans are not duped by this biased news coverage and continue to demand secure borders and strong measures against Islamic terrorists.
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    It's so true. I'm glad Tom Tancredo is reporting these incidents of far left violence.

    You won't here about it on the national news!!!
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