Two events happened on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, yet the liberal media mob is focused on one, while basically ignoring the other, in a clear cut example of liberal media bias on display.
One Event: A fascist mob group, Smash Racism DC, that claims to be an "anti-fascist" (Antifa) group, showed up at the home of Tucker Carlson, while his wife was home alone, screaming "Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!," along with other threatening chants. They broke his oak door, his terrorized wife ran to the pantry to lock herself in and called 911." It is being reported that the security footage caught the Antifa mob members talking about a "pipe bomb."
Smash Racism DC's Twitter account has since been suspended.
Second Event: President Trump held a press conference, where once again CNN's Jim Acosta became combative, then refused to hand over the microphone to the intern who passes it around to the next reporter called on for a question. As per usual for Acosta even after the microphone was handed over he continued yelling out questions.
Later in the evening after that exchange, Acosta tweeted "I’ve just been denied entrance to the WH. Secret Service just informed me I cannot enter the WH grounds for my 8pm hit."
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders later confirmed in a series of tweets that Acosta's White House press credentials had been suspended.
President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern...This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history.
Contrary to CNN’s assertions there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters......over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it‘s an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this Administration
As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.
In a later exchange, a frequent CNN guest, April Ryan, who is also part of the White House press corp, also interrupted another reporter to yell out a question out of turn and President Trump told her to "Sit down," saying "I didn't call on you," then pointing out that Ryan "rudely interrupted him," speaking of the Daily Caller's White House correspondent Saagar Enjeti.
That was confirmed by another DC reporter Amber Athey as she takes Acosta to task for claiming President Trump was "attacking" Ryan. Athey states "Acosta just accused Trump of "attacking" April Ryan by telling her to sit down. To be clear, April Ryan was shouting out of turn while my colleague @esaagar was attempting to ask the president a question. That's not supporting your press colleagues, that's being selfish and rude."
Gateway Pundit's James Hoft caught the Ryan incident on video, and it is clear that she was once again rudely interrupting another reporter and the president refused to allow her to get away with it.
Athey also points out what, in my opinion, is the mob mentality among the liberal establishment media as to how they stand up for each other, yet treat conservative media vastly different.
She makes an excellent point, and the vastly different amounts of coverage of the two events is receiving, further proves her point.
Over at the website Memeorandum (yes, that is how they spell it), where they track what political stories are receiving the most amount of coverage and discussion from Independent Media sites, shows massive coverage of the Acosta suspension, from liberal media outlets like Washington Post, Axios, Buzzfeed, VICE News, Huffington Post, MediaIte, Newsweek, CNN, The Independent, Politico, TechCrunch, along with significant coverage from conservative news sites and other websites. Some, like Axios and Washington Post has multiple articles about the Acosta event.
A lot of ink (internet space) dedicated by the liberal media mob, about a CNN pundit that consistently makes the "news" all about himself, to the point where Twitchy documents his "dear diary" posts where he constantly complains about how victimized he is by Sarah Sander or President Trump. Of course other Twitter users never fail to note how obnoxious Acosta is during the pressers and how he is always rudely interrupting colleagues because he seems to think he should be allowed more time to play "activist" rather than a journalist asking questions. Even former CNN star Larry King notes that CNN "stopped doing news a long time ago."
How much internet space and ink was dedicated to the fact that another pundit, this one a conservative, had his wife terrorized in her own home, where their four children live, by a mob of Antifa thugs?
Washington Post, MediaIte and Axios are the most high profile liberal outlets, and TPM is a liberal Independent Media website, otherwise, the only serious coverage of the Carlson home incident is from conservative outlets and conservative Independent Media sites.
So basically the liberal establishment media thinks a a rude obnoxious media pundit/activist butthurt because his press pass was suspended deserves the troops to rally behind him with a ton of reporting with a lot of spin, but a mob of Antifa thugs terrorizing a conservative pundits wife at their home, is not worth even a quarter the amount of coverage.
To be fair, there are a number of liberal pundits on social media that are denouncing the Antifa threats and mob action against Tucker Carlson, but that is not translating into legitimate coverage in their respective outlets of the dangers of Antifa, who has shown time and time again they are more than willing to become violent.
Imagine the liberal media's outrage had a mob of conservative "protesters" shown up on Acosta's doorstep, breaking the door and terrorizing his family to the point where they had to call the police. We would see wall-to-wall coverage for weeks from every liberal media outlet in existence.
The liberal media mob is reminding me more and more every day of Antifa, using their news outlets and keyboards to attack conservatives and Trump administration officials, rather than the terror tactics and violence Antifa uses, all the while claiming they, the media, are the real victims.
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