More CNN: Roesgen interviews protester who calls Obama a fascist

posted at 5:37 pm on April 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

Turns out the TV Newser clip I posted earlier picked up halfway through the segment. Here’s the full segment, replete with crack reporter Susan Roesgen naturally gravitating towards the guy holding a poster with a Hitler/Obama photoshop on it. Golly, who would have thought the media would single out the kookiest kids in the crowd in order to paint the whole movement as some sort of nascent militia — especially hot on the heels of DHS’s heavy breathing about right-wing extremists? Oh, right: Everyone. The boss called it 10 days ago:

For the next 9 days, the left-wing blogosphere and left-wing clueless pundits will hammer away with their unreality-based Tea Party smears…

It’s already happened once before — at the Denver anti-porkulus rally last month, when the Media Matters/Daily Kos crowd shifted media attention away from the policy message by manufacturing fake outrage about some stunt-puller who showed up with a sign comparing Obama to Hitler that I didn’t see and asked for a picture. The local newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, took the bait…

Another tack: As Beckel signaled, leftists are going to use fear-mongering to paint mainstream taxpayers who believe in the Second Amendment, the Constitution, limited government, low taxes, and fiscal responsibility as fringe wackos. They have already exploited the Binghamton and Pittsburgh shooting sprees for political gain. They have no shame. Be prepared. Confront them with their own rank hypocrisy and unhingedness. Don’t get distracted. And don’t let your local media get away with lazily recycling their smears.

And sure enough, here’s Roesgen following the playbook to the letter. Shep Smith took a swipe at her on FNC, but he wasn’t nearly as harsh as this deserves. If Fox wants revenge, they need to follow Zombie’s lead and start sending people out to cover anti-war protests in the Bay Area — taking special care, of course, to give lots of air time to the most degenerate members of the bunch, like this turd here, so that viewers think he’s representative. Fire with fire.


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The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative. -Benito Mussolini

i.e… the “Village” concept.

mankai on April 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Without regurgitating the meanings of fascism, a little history: Historically there have been three opposing systems in the west – capitalism, communism, and fascism. Communism and fascism have both been totalitarian. The communist and fascist have always been enemys, with communism being the new oligarcs and fascism being the old oligarcs. Capitalism has always been the enemy of communism but they generally apply an adjetive to the name.

During WWII, a strange alliance took place where the Capitlaists aligned with the communists to defeat the fascists. During the war, the communists couldn’t really run down the capitalists. After the war, the communists started in on the capitalists, but ended up with epithets like “capitalist running dog lackeys” which was laughed at by most of the world.

Since the socialists/democrats are descendants of the communists, they couldnt insult themselves with dumb communist epithets, so they adopted fascist, which everybody hated because of the war. By overusing this word, they have exencially detached it from reality and their children, via the universities, use it mindlessly. When conservatives try to apply the old and true meaning of the word they are denounced. Allah, I generally agree with you on the overuse of the word, but when do fascist tendencies, even in a socialist, mark a fascist. Used against Bush, if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duce its a….

Old Country Boy on April 16, 2009 at 11:32 AM

What you guys haven’t seen is the smackdown this reporter got from one tough, female protester–here it is, starts somewhere around 2:00…awesome…let’s see a post on it Ed or Allah

TaxDayTeaParty.com

RepubChica on April 16, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Sorry–here’s the YouTube link so you don’t have to scroll down the page, but the site Tax Day Tea Party.com has fantastic photos and vids of events nationwide…

RepubChica on April 16, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Has this been posted yet? If so, please disregard.
This is what happened AFTER the CNN cameras were turned off:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd2tg8gxCDU

8-)

Talismen on April 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM

Condescension in person is best dealt with, with violence.

Jerricho68 on April 16, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Hmm, so you complain about coverage of the fringe wacko elements of the right-wing protest while linking to your post about the fringe wacko elements of a left-wing protest. Very nuanced.

orange on April 16, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Gatewaypundid put up this photo of Roesgen which struck me that pershaps she knows the art of “teabagging” quite well.

I think we need to send some kneepads to the CNN newsroom for this woman.

Yes, indeed.

georgej on April 16, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Can you believe she starts out saying, “and you’re already in debt?”

What a snoot!

AnninCA on April 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Hmm, so you complain about coverage of the fringe wacko elements of the right-wing protest while linking to your post about the fringe wacko elements of a left-wing protest. Very nuanced.

orange on April 16, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Doesn’t come anywhere near to being “equal time” though, does it?

ddrintn on April 16, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Man, that’s the problem with so many of these tea parties, they turned it into a referendum against Obama instead of attacking both parties.

True_King on April 16, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Man, that’s the problem with so many of these tea parties, they turned it into a referendum against Obama instead of attacking both parties.

True_King on April 16, 2009 at 5:38 PM

The man at the end indicates why Obama is the lightning rod for this whole thing — he’s the current guy in office asking for trillions, requiring banks to take stimulus funds (so that the banks that really need the funds are screened from runs), and then demanding the right, in return for them having taken the stimulus, to have a say in their day-to-day operations, up to and including their employee compensation. The man’s point (before he is rudely cut off): we have a right to the fruits of our own labor, and the government is ending that right.

There’s another reason why Obama is the target — almost three million in income, and about $80K in taxes — for a nominal tax rate of 3%. Then he wants to take more from those of us earning less, to prop up his co-millionaires; he’s up there at the point where the fancy loopholes kick in, and he wants to stop the rest of us from going there.

Liberte, egalete, fraternite, eh?

unclesmrgol on April 17, 2009 at 2:03 AM

Hey CNN, How’s that Glenn Beck thing working out for ya?

sargentj on April 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM

I’m younger, thinner and taller than Palin…..and way, way, waywayway smarter.
;)

strangelet on April 14, 2009 at 8:23 PM

I’m hoping that the wee little smiley there is your tongue-in-cheek way of saying, “just kidding.” Otherwise, you just sound like an annoyingly insecure woman who isn’t really sure of her own intellectual prowess…or appearance.

To me, this is one of the worst examples of faux feminism. Way to denigrate another woman to boost your own sorry self image! Oldest and most embarrassingly pitiable play in the book. Way to go!

Mommypundit on April 18, 2009 at 10:45 AM

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