I’ve been out of town for 10 days, so I’m quite late to this party. I do not normally reach this far back news-cyclewise, but I’ve had several conversations that make me think it’s worthwhile. Some people don’t know what I’m about to demonstrate.
Protesters against Big Government, at Tea Parties and health-care “town halls,” have been the object of scatological insult by prominent national “news casters” and have been portrayed by Democrat leaders as traitors, dupes, insurance company stooges, Nazis and, most often, as racist. Ignoring the protests didn’t work, so the protesters themselves must be discredited. No protest can be about policies, they are all caused by mouth breathing knuckle draggers who would be most comfortable wearing white sheets.
Here’s an MSM example:
You will note that MSNBC’s video shows dramatic closeups of the rifle while the bobble-heads decry the racial overtones of “white people” showing up with guns when the black president is in town.
Camera angles can be manipulated, however, and MSNBC went to some trouble to support their “protesters are white racist, gun-crazed fanatics” narrative. You have to wonder if the bobble-heads even knew the real story.
If the camera angles had been honest, as they are in this local news story, they would have shown the man carrying the rifle.
This coverage honestly conducted and it actually is news, even if none of the people at the local station actually know what a machine gun is.
So, the reason for a tardy post on this is conversations I’ve had where people had only seen the MSNBC video and didn’t know the melanin content of the guy with the gun.
Maybe he is a racist. Maybe not. What he is not is a white racist. He is also not a fanatic. As he states, he is simply exercising a Constitutional right.