The Tea Party Did It!

Much has already been written (both here and many other places) about Brian Ross at ABC News immediately and falsely connecting the Aurora mass murderer to the Tea Party.  Of course the actions of Ross should come as no surprise to anyone that has been paying attention to the horrific media bias on display in this country.

A collection of incidents where the media has attempted to connect the Tea Party movement to violence where no such connection existed includes:

  • University of Alabama professor Dr. Amy Bishop killing three of her colleagues.  (Feb 2010)
  • James Lee taking hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters. (Sep 2010)
  • The murder of census bureau representative Bill Sparkman. (Sep 2009)
  • The Time Square bombing attempt by Faisal Shahza. (May 2010)
  • Andrew Stack flying his private plane into an IRS building in Austin TX. (Feb 2010)
  • The shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Jan 2011)

(For a more detailed write up see here.)

In this case the bias is so obvious even John Stewart can’t help but notice it:


Stewart fails to mention how common this “mistake” is made by his fellow liberal media coworkers. That he acknowledged it at all is a start, I guess.

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  • jim_m

    I especially liked the Amy Bishop case where it turned out that her politically connected family of dems had covered up her murder of her brother years earlier. Had the dems thought that they had to abide by the same laws as the rest of us those 3 professors would still be alive today.

  • herddog505

    Quite aside from the vicious bigotry against an organization of hoi-poloi who have the temerity, the unmitigated gall to oppose the altruistic plans of their betters, MiniTru does this sort of thing as part of a sustained campaign to discredit the Tea Party as a pack of violent, psychopathic, gun-toting thugs that any right-thinking individual would avoid as he would the plague.

  • Commander_Chico

    Jon Stewart is really a pretty fair guy, and a great American. His show is one of the few reasons to hope the USA might get its head out of its ass.

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Are you being sarcastic, or do you share Jon Stewart’s view of Jon Stewart?

      • Commander_Chico

        Not at all sarcastic, he’s funny and he hits the target 90% of the time. What is your objection to the Daily Show?

        • Walter_Cronanty

          I find Jon Stewart to be a smarmy, little, liberal prick. Other than that, his show is fine.

          • herddog505

            Ditto. Yeah, the truth manages to batter its way out of his pie hole on occasion, but generally he comes acress as a smarmy, little, liberal prick.

          • SCSIwuzzy

            I think that some of the excesses from the left side of the spectrum have gone so far that he can’t not mock it. He will still pounce on the right with far less provocation, but he doesn’t pretend that only one side is wrong, ridiculous and shameless. At least not these days

          • jim_m

            Apparently, being a smarmy prick is what passes for objectivity on the left these days.

          • Commander_Chico

            Smarmy can be funny. Again, is there anything specific he’s said you object to?

          • jim_m

            Funny and fair/accurate are two different things.

          • Smarmy can be funny short term, but it doesn’t wear well in the long.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            Sorry for the delay in responding, but I can’t access at work.
            No, I can’t remember anything he specifically said. I know I’ve tried to watch an entire show at least 4 times after friends/acquaintances have recommended. Couldn’t do it. As I said, I find him to be a smarmy, little, liberal prick.
            I’m more of a Johnny Carson type of guy. In addition to often engaging in self-deprecating humor, Johnny’s humor at the expense of others usually consisted of digs that he could/would take while the subject was sitting next to him on the set. And, often the subject would come back with digs at Johnny. In my limited time attempting to watch Jon Stewart, I don’t remember anything similar happening.
            Oh, to be fair, there is one exception to Johnny Carson not humiliating anyone . His dig at Chevy Chase was classic, mean and, I believe, would also fit Jon Stewart: “He couldn’t ad-lib a fart after a baked bean dinner.”

  • Hank_M

    The “tendency” of the MSM to always smear the Tea Party shows just how much of a cocoon they inhabit.

    Even a casual glance at TP gatherings shows a wide range of generally older, well behaved, concerned tax payers asking for nothing more than
    fiscal discipline from the govt. And when they finish, they clean up, go home and continue “playing by the rules”, so to speak.

    Hard to believe that people so far removed from every day reality claim the ability to “report” on it.

  • Paul Hooson

    In the rush to be the first to report on a breaking news story many wrong facts are often reported, such as after 9/11, etc. You best news is usually a few hours after the event where all of the cited sources are better researched.Further, many news crews took most of the weekend off from correcting or reporting the news, where Wizbang Pop continued to publish new news and corrected information about this big news story that CBS, ABC and NBC missed.
    Today’s big bombshell news is that James Holes delived a detailed notebook including drawing of how he would kill moviegoers, but the University mailroom failed to deliver thje mail to a psychiatrist professor or contact the police. The University of Colorado had days to act to prevent his crime