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Why is the Mainstream Media (MSM) refusing to cover the unprecedented campaign of intimidation, and violence that is being waged by allies of Barack Hussein Obama against patriotic Americans opposing the government's Marxist takeover of our health care system?

Could it be that the MSM is marching in lock-step behind these goons... providing them with political cover... essentially supporting the reprehensible harassment, intimidation and even physical assault they are perpetrating against patriotic Americans who oppose ObamaCare?

At a Tampa, FL, town hall, Randy Arthur was angry when he found out that members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) were allowed to sneak in early and fill up most of the seats. Arthur and his wife insisted that they should be allowed to attend the public meeting.

For those efforts, Arthur had his shirt ripped apart, his chest scratched and he was thrown against a wall by a union thug.

The worst act of violence to date was committed by SEIU members - wearing tee-shirts showing their union affiliation - at a town hall meeting in St. Louis, Missouri held by Congressman Russ Carnahan. Apparently ACORN members were also present in significant numbers.

A conservative African-American man named Kenneth Gladney was offering small flags to those at the St. Louis Town Hall. He was viciously attacked by SEIU thugs.

Here's how Gladney's attorney, Robert Brown, describes what happened:

"Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out 'Don't Tread on Me' flags to other conservatives. ... The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, [and] then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman."

In light of the above events, a reasonable person cannot help but ask the following question:
Why is the MSM purposefully and deceptively reporting that peaceful protestors, patriotic Americans who are spontaneously exercising their First Amendment rights, are part of some organized mob and, at the same time, ignoring the reprehensible actions of actual organized and violent mobs against these patriotic Americans?

One thing is certain, as patriotic Americans, we should not let the MSM get away with it. We need to call them on the carpet. We need to demand that they stop distorting and start reporting.

We need to deluge them with angry faxes, and let them know that the American people know what they're doing and find this blatant advocacy reprehensible.

Use the button below and help the Western Center for Journalism flood the fax machines of Barack Hussein Obama and the editors of the top ten newspapers in the United States (USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, and Long Island Newsday) - and the producers at ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN.

Tell the them that a legitimate media would fully investigate whether there is a connection between the unspeakable acts of thuggery being committed by SEIU members and other Obama allies against patriotic American citizens that oppose ObamaCare and the White House.

Tell them that average citizens who are engaging in peaceful and largely spontaneous protests against the evils of ObamaCare are not organized and angry mobs. Tell them that a fair-and-balanced media is not the stooge or lackey of any Presidential Administration or a political party. In short, tell them to stop distorting and start reporting when it comes to ObamaCare.

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And while we're on the subject of the Gladney's beating at the hand of SEIU thugs... how do you turn a story about violent union thugs beating up an innocent man who opposes ObamaCare into a story that paints peaceful opponents of ObamaCare as violent mobs?

Just ask the reporters and editors of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch because they somehow managed to publish a rambling, incoherent and totally sanitized version of the Gladney incident that did just that.

The Post-Dispatch started the story by simply stating that "six people were arrested after confrontations..."

And the Post-Dispatch only mentioned Gladney once... halfway through the article.

Read the following paragraph very carefully:

"Kenneth Gladney, 38, a conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with 'Don't tread on me' printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack."

Did you notice that there were no details whatsoever given on the events leading up to the arrests... no details given on who started the confrontation?

Did you notice that the Post-Dispatch mentioned that one of the attackers was an African-American but neglected to mention that some of the attackers were White?

And why not mention those details?

Is it because mentioning those details would have forced the Post-Dispatch to actually tell the reader that SEIU thugs - some of them White - attacked an innocent African-American man who opposed ObamaCare?

Did the Post-Dispatch choose to publish an incoherent and rambling piece rather than devote any space to the whole and complete truth?

Years ago, White police officers stood accused of using excessive force against an African-American.

Of course, Rodney King was also a convicted felon and a hardened criminal who had assaulted the police officers in question when they attempted to arrest him.

But the MSM went ballistic back then and crucified those officers... so why not report an incident involving White union thugs beating an innocent African American man? Isn't the Gladney incident more egregious than the Rodney King incident in that aspect?

You probably already know the answer to that question. Of course, the Gladney incident is more egregious and the Post-Dispatch sanitized its coverage because the full and complete truth did not conform to the Post-Dispatch's agenda.

Of course, the Post-Dispatch did slip in the following quote from a prepared statement issued Carnahan's by office:

"Sadly we've seen stories about disrupters around the country, and we have a handful of them here in Missouri. Instead of participating in a civil debate, they have mobilized with special interests in Washington who have lined their pockets by overcharging Americans for a broken health care system."

And toward the end of the article, the Post-Dispatch included the following back-handed and sly attempt to place the blame squarely on the doorstep of the GOP:

"The Republican Party says it's not behind the protests, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada scoffed at the notion that the protesters reflect grass-roots sentiment."

The intent on the part of the Post-Dispatch is obvious, and now you know how the MSM spins a story 180 degrees... so that it conveys the exact opposite of what actually happened and is totally unrecognizable.

Use the button below and help the Western Center for Journalism flood the fax machines of Barack Hussein Obama and the editors of the top ten newspapers in the United States (USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, and Long Island Newsday) - and the producers at ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN.

Tell the them that a legitimate media would fully investigate whether there is a connection between the unspeakable acts of thuggery being committed by SEIU members and other Obama allies against patriotic American citizens that oppose ObamaCare and the White House. Tell them that average citizens who are engaging in peaceful and largely spontaneous protests against the evils of ObamaCare are not organized and angry mobs.

Tell them that a fair-and-balanced media is not the stooge or lackey of any Presidential Administration or a political party. In short, tell them to stop distorting and start reporting when it comes to ObamaCare.

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But let's not single out the Post-Dispatch because there are much more relevant and disturbing questions the MSM is not asking?

Consider the following....

Prior to the attacks and acts of violence committed against patriotic Americans by these union thugs, White House Advisors David Axelrod and Jim Messina briefed a group of Senators on how they planned to respond to opponents to ObamaCare who showed up at town hall meetings.

According to FOX News, Messina told the Senators assembled for that briefing: "If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard."

What exactly did Messina mean by that statement?

Would it be legitimate for the MSM to ask what bearing Messina's statement may have had on the attacks against Gladney and others?

Is it legitimate to ask why Obama allies are the only ones engaging in actual physical assaults and why these assaults did not happen prior to Messina's statement?

Moreover, is it legitimate to ask; what did the President know and when did he know it? When it came to a third -rate burglary some 35 years ago, it was a legitimate question... why not now?

Now consider this....

Bill Wilson, head of Americans for Limited Government (ALG), actually issued a statement blaming Obama and his Administration for the Gladney attack:

"The White House sent out millions of emails, as did the DNC, and the SEIU, all calling on supporters to attend these meetings. And now we know why. The SEIU... was formed by Wade Rathke, also founder of the group, ACORN, which Barack Obama served as an attorney. These are the same people that helped get Barack Obama elected. Barack Obama has long-time financial and material relationships with ACORN and SEIU."

Did the MSM , investigate Wilson's statement vis-à-vis the attacks against Gladney and others by goons from SEIU?

Of course not. But there's more:

The White House recently posted a call on the White House blog site asking people to turn-in their neighbors, friends, and family members who dared to speak the truth - or as the White House blog put it, "fishy" information - about ObamaCare.

According to the White House blog:

"There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov."

You would think that such a Stalinist abuse of power would be front-page above-the-fold news.

But the MSM yawned. No coverage for these minor incidents.

And for those omissions, the MSM needs to hear from you.

Use the button below and help the Western Center for Journalism flood the fax machines of Barack Hussein Obama and the editors of the top ten newspapers in the United States (USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, and Long Island Newsday) - and the producers at ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN.

Tell the them that a legitimate media would fully investigate whether there is a connection between the unspeakable acts of thuggery being committed by SEIU members and other Obama allies against patriotic American citizens that oppose ObamaCare and the White House. Tell them that average citizens who are engaging in peaceful and largely spontaneous protests against the evils of ObamaCare are not organized and angry mobs.

Tell them that a fair-and-balanced media is not the stooge or lackey of any Presidential Administration or a political party. In short, tell them to stop distorting and start reporting when it comes to ObamaCare.

Send My Faxes Now

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On the Breitbart.tv web site, Obama demonstrates in a chilling video how little regard he has for patriotic Americans like you, saying:

"I don't want the folks who created the [health care] mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way... I don't want [them] to do a lot of talking."

Can you even begin to imagine what would happen if George W. Bush, or Sarah Palin or even John McCain made such a comment?

It would be on the front page of The New York Times. It would be the lead story on the nightly news on ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN.

But when it comes to ObamaCare, the MSM refuses to tell you that in Obama's twisted view, the planet's best health system somehow qualifies as a "mess" and that patriots like you who disagree with Obama... well, he demands that you shut up... sit down... unless you're snitching on your neighbors... or else union thugs will beat you senseless.

The MSM would never even imply that the Obama Administration is exhibiting tyrannical behavior... that Obama holds those who disagree with his warped Marxist worldview in contempt... that he is trying to turn our country into something with disturbing similarities to Mussolini's Italy... or Stalin's Russia.

And you won't see or hear the MSM rushing to give any legitimate conservative viewpoints any quality airtime.

You won't hear the truth. You won't hear or see balanced coverage. You won't hear former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's views on ObamaCare, on the nightly news:

"As the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil."

You won't hear these views of former Clinton Advisor Dick Morris (unless, of course, you watch FOX News):

"For the elderly, [ObamaCare] means less care, period. A federal health board will sit in judgment of medical procedures and protocols and impose guidelines on all providers for when to withhold certain kinds of care."

And why won't you hear these words? Is it because of media bias? The answer to that question is no. The reason you won't hear the truth is because the MSM is not simply biased... the MSM has crossed the line into advocacy.

And yet, in spite of the media, the American people are drawing the right conclusions.

A Club for Growth summary, quoting information gleaned from pollster Scott Rasmussen gives us some of the truth you won't hear from the MSM:

"Though voters are torn about [health care] reform, there is intensity among the opposition. Just 25% strongly favor the reform effort, while 41% are strongly opposed."

It's time to introduce the MSM to the concept of reality.

Use the button below and help the Western Center for Journalism flood the fax machines of Barack Hussein Obama and the editors of the top ten newspapers in the United States (USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, and Long Island Newsday) - and the producers at ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN.

Tell the them that a legitimate media would fully investigate whether there is a connection between the unspeakable acts of thuggery being committed by SEIU members and other Obama allies against patriotic American citizens that oppose ObamaCare and the White House. Tell them that average citizens who are engaging in peaceful and largely spontaneous protests against the evils of ObamaCare are not organized and angry mobs.

Tell them that a fair-and-balanced media is not the stooge or lackey of any Presidential Administration or a political party. In short, tell them to stop distorting and start reporting when it comes to ObamaCare.

Send My Faxes Now

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Floyd Brown


Floyd Brown
Western Center for Journalism


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