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.