November 17, 2011 4 Comments
Oscar Ortega-Hernandez is alleged to have fired two bullets at the White House late last week. Ortega was also allegedly hanging around the Occupy Wall Street gang in DC before he shot at the White House. It appears that he has no actual affiliation with them, yet he was apparently mingling with them. What makes Ortega’s connection with OWS so interesting is that the mainstream press is completely ignoring it.
That is in stark contrast to Jared Loughner, the savage who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner had no political affiliations yet the mainstream press spent the better part of a week decrying “violent” right-wing rhetoric. The mainstream press spent a week attacking the Tea Party as violent, Sarah Palin in particular. In fact just this week Diane Sawyer continued link Palin to the shooting by pointing out the fact that Palin “targeted” Giffords for defeat during the 2010 election.
So where is the media outrage over the violent rhetoric coming out of the OWS crowd? Why isn’t the press linking violent OWS rhetoric with Ortega? You can bet that if Ortega has hanging out at a Tea Party rally shortly before shooting at the White House the media would demand that the Tea Party be forcibly disbanded by the government. Yet OWS is never mentioned by the mainstream press, no connection between Ortega and OWS is ever discussed.
Ortega in fact has more of a connection to OWS than Loughner did to the Tea Party. Ortega at least was seen hanging around the OWS hanging around DC. Loughner had never been to a Tea Party event and was a political dissenter who hated everyone. Make no mistake, both of these guys are wicked criminals who need to be locked up for a long time. But the media treatment of both incidents shows off their massive left-wing bias.
After the Giffords shooting the media went on for a week, showing clip after clip of allegedly violent Tea Party statements. Most of the statements had nothing to do with violence and were little more than analogies. Nevertheless, where are the examples of OWS violent rhetoric? In fact, why isn’t the media talking about actual violence at OWS? There have been two murders, a rape, multiple sexual assaults, countless theft crimes etc. Over 3,000 have been arrested. OWS is allegedly having a “Day of Action” in New York today wherein they will attempt to shut down Wall Street. One OWS protester threatened to throw molotov cocktails into Macy’s.
So where is the mainstream press on all of this? They’re silent. They haven’t reported on the violence at OWS and when they have they’ve blamed the police. They don’t show videos of violent rhetoric coming from OWS, they don’t keep an arrest tally and they don’t comment on the murder, rape and general mayhem. They also haven’t rushed to judgment by accusing Ortega of being part of OWS. Yet they did rush to blame the Tea Party for Jared Loughner.
It’s as simple as this, the mainstream press is left-wing. They agree with OWS and so they report it in the most positive light. They disagree with the Tea Party so they paint it in the most negative light possible. A Congressman is shot and it must be the fault of the Tea Party. A nut hangs out with OWS and shoots at the White House, the media doesn’t make the connection between the two. It all begs the question why left-wing media bias is even up for debate.