As most of you probably know, this "hot-button" issue was the talk of the day in political circles yesterday. Opinions have been flying, left and right, on social media, and they're surely continue to do so long after the fervor dies down.
What seems to be missing from the mainstream media's daily "news" reports is the violence that occurred on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol during the union's protest of the passage of the Right-to-Work bills. A quick check of the MSM's websites does not mention that Fox News reporter Steven Crowder was viciously attacked by a union thug. Also missing is the union's violent destroying of an AFP, an organization that supports Right-to-Work legislation, tent. Is this deliberate? Are they intentionally not reporting the brutality and the animosity because it was a democratic faction that propagated it? Allegations, speculations and rhetorical questions aside, I think we can agree with some degree of certainty that if this was a GOP or Tea-Party rally and this kind of malicious attack occurred, it would be plastered front-and-center on every MSM news site out there. Of course, these occurrences are rare, and ones that do exist are simple propaganda. Republicans rarely act like this. We don't scream and yell and chant and attack when we don't get our way. It's just that simple. When Obamacare crossed key hurdles, (its passage and the Supreme Court's ruling), did republicans attack people? Did we threaten to riot if Obama was reelected. Of course not. We don't act like this... If we did, you'd hear a LOT more about it in the media.
Regardless, I want to post the video of Steven Crowder being attacked:
Keep in mind this is not my video. I'm not claiming any credit for it; it is a YouTube clip taken from Steven Crowder's YouTube page.
I wanted to share this with everyone so that this video is out there, on the web, for everyone to see. If some people haven't seen it already, I hope this blog sheds light on this incident. Violence should NEVER be tolerated in any circumstance. Simple civic and political disagreements do not warrant violent, destructive behavior. Nothing does. But sadly, this is missing from the media's reporting. Democrat or republican, liberal or conservative, everyone should stand against violence in all forms, but the absence of acknowledgement of this attack and the violent nature of union behavior is often conspicuously "missed" by the media. Hmmm.
Has America become bias with violence? When someone tragically goes on a rampage with a gun, the media, quite noticeably, is quick to fire up its gun control debate. But when something like attack seenin the video this happens, (yes, this IS significant - a union thug attacking a reporter... could you imagine the outrage if a Tea Party member attacked Chris Matthews) there is hardly a peep. I'm not terribly sure it a bias does exist, so I'll leave it for discussion.
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