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ABC framed its Tuesday night story, on citizens using town hall forums held by Members of Congress to express opposition to ObamaCare, around undermining their credibility by asserting the reaction “appears to be orchestrated” and “organized” and thus is forcing the victimized “White House to push back” by “fighting Internet fire with fire.”
After anchor Charles Gibson insisted “some of that criticism appears to be orchestrated, causing the White House to push back,” reporter Jake Tapper showed some instances of “people protesting health care reform with visceral anger” and relayed how “Texas Democrat Lloyd Doggett, who was shouted down before he could even speak, says there's nothing authentic about these protests.” Doggett charged: “This notion of a grassroots campaign is totally and completely phony. The Republican Party has coordinated this apparent outrage and stirred it up.” Tapper corroborated: “Clearly, some of it is organized.”
Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's "Hardball," invited on California Senator Barbara Boxer to dismiss the increasing number of townhall protestors opposed to Obama's liberal agenda as the "angry, and "noisy," "well-dressed middle-class people in pinks and limes...Brooks Brothers Brigade." After playing brief clips from the townhall protests Matthews devoted the first half of his show to knocking down their legitimacy, something Boxer actually instructed Matthews to do, as she urged the MSNBC host: "You, you in the media have to take a look at what's going on here. This is all planned. It's to hurt our president and it's to change the Congress." To which Matthews suggested the grassroots revolt should be ignored, as he depicted the protestors as stooges of the health care industry.
The only difference is the MSM makes a point to discredit the right wing protests with this excuse, while ignoring it on their own side. Much like you're doing now.
At what point did I choose sides?
I guess we all see only what we want to see.
Honestly, threads like this make it really easy to dislike your movement. I am not a fan of the democrats but you guys really make it too easy. And yes, I am sure this will help to strengthen your resolve, but so be it.
Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by Bullhorn
you know what i've noticed that those two shows are extremely liberal. I'd expect it from stewart, but colbert too? Colbert cannot compliment any ideal of the right without lacing it with sarcasm, almost as if he is afraid.
It used to be that one was left leaning and the other right, or so it seemed to me, and i'd get my laughs at the expense of both sides. Now, those in the right are almost exclusively ridiculed and i'm wondering why this is taking place....I mean, there are plenty of things to ridicule on both sides.