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  •  We've had small numbers of Tea Party members (3+ / 0-)
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    at the Capitol, but despite people arguing it has been very calm. I am afraid that the media is going to ignore us until there is violence and damage done to property both of which the protesters are not interested in doing.

    "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

    by Sand Hill Crane on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 11:32:52 AM PST

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    •  Fox reporter LIED - shocking! (5+ / 0-)
      3/1/11....Fox News has been making a lot of hay about one of their reporters allegedly being "punched" by a protester in Madison, Wisconsin.

      Turns out, that didn't happen.

      Mike Tobin, reporting from amid the massive demonstration on Friday, claimed that one of the protesters "punched" him in the arm. In another broadcast, he claimed a man threatened to break his neck.

      In both cases, supporting evidence for these claims was not broadcast -- yet still, Tobin's reports have been widely cited across conservative blogs that seem eager to depict union workers as hateful and violent.

      What's worse, Tobin's allegation that he was assaulted might have slipped past without rebuttal were it not for a camera-equipped bystander, who captured the scene.

      Turns out, someone merely touched his shoulder, as evidenced in the video below. The incident he claimed was a "punch" could instead be described as a pat, at most.

      That was apparently enough for him to later declare that even after being "punched, he was just too nice of a guy to press charges.

      Fox News reporters have been repeatedly shouted down by union protesters, many of whom simply chant "Fox News lies!" every time the network's cameras set up for a live shot.

      http://www.stumbleupon.com/...

      •  Fox has been reporting attacks and mayhem (3+ / 0-)
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        all along, but no one has been arrested for violence.

        "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

        by Sand Hill Crane on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 12:38:43 PM PST

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      •  Fox Newzzzzzzzzzzzz (2+ / 0-)
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        believes they can turn a lie into the truth by shouting it as loud as possible as many times as possible.  They've built a vast echo chamber to aid them in volume and frequency.

        Unfortunately, the crap they spew often ends up on other media and becomes considered legitimate.

        There already is class warfare in this country. Unfortunately, the rich are winning. Sue, West Allis, Wis.

        by Puddytat on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 01:32:59 PM PST

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        •  Have you seen this video? (2+ / 0-)
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          Little video clip is from the Bill O'Reilly Show> Bill is talking to a reporter at the WI capitol.

          The image of the reporter is correct because those are stairs at the Capitol. However, when they show the video of "unionists" fighting, carefully watch the background and you will see palm trees.

          There are no palm trees in Madison and the "fighting" portion of the video was not made in WI at all.

          Fox news lies!

          "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

          by Sand Hill Crane on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 08:28:40 PM PST

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          •  Palm Trees? (1+ / 0-)
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            Srsly?

            This is like their re-do of a tea bagger ralley which Jon Stewart so accurately pointed out contained video from a different event in a different season.

            This is the reason we need some oversight of what gets called "news" in this country.

            There already is class warfare in this country. Unfortunately, the rich are winning. Sue, West Allis, Wis.

            by Puddytat on Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 11:43:11 PM PST

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          •  that deceptive video should be on the front page! (0+ / 0-)

            Thanks for sharing.

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