Re: “Lies, damn lies and the four biggest whoppers of 2011″ (TNT, 12-27).
The journalist did not pick the whopper of the year. I believe that award should go to the mainstream media for trying to convince us that the Tea Party and the Occupy protests were similar.
The Tea Party protesters were ordinary citizens who were mostly middle-aged or older. They wanted lower taxes, limited government and less federal spending. Their protests were peaceful and had few police incidents.
The Occupy protesters were mostly young people, uninformed college students and left-wing radicals. They railed against capitalism and the wealthy 1 percent. Within weeks, hundreds were arrested on various charges, violence broke out and police security cost the taxpayers millions.
A supporting award should go to President Obama. He stated a month after the Occupy movement began that it is “not that different from some of the protests we saw coming from the Tea Party.” Really?
How could the media get this story so wrong? The reason is the vast majority of journalists are pro-Democrat, and they wanted to legitimize the Occupy protests to help Obama with his class-warfare campaign strategy. It was a futile attempt.
This just reinforces what Republicans already believe. The Republican presidential candidate has to beat Obama and the mainstream media to win the presidency.