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The “mainstream” media wanted to convince you that the Tea Party movement wasn’t real – after hoping at first that it would go away. When that didn’t work, they tried calling it selfish. They tried mocking it, in profane terms on national television. They tried building a case that it was racist.

The most serious allegation against the Tea Party, that one supporter may have spit at a congressman, was never proved – despite a $100,000 reward being offered.

In contrast:

The “mainstream” media immediately seized on the Occupy Wall Street protests as being admirable and, according to NBC’s Brian Williams, the movement of our era.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the continued arrests and violence and racism in evidence among Occupiers have been underreported by the major news outlets. Maybe the news organizations have too much at stake in their support of the protests, and they’re embarrassed by what’s going on.

What’s going on? Mass arrests including the need to tear gas a mob in Oakland, Calif., defiling of public and private property, sex in public, allegations of rape and rampant anti-Semitism – all of which, again, the “mainstream” media are downplaying as much as possible. A Dallas television station reports, for instance, that “Dallas Police continue to investigate whether a teenage runaway was sexually assaulted by an adult male at the Occupy Dallas encampment behind City Hall.” The teen was said to be 14. Hear about that?

In Missoula, Mont., a local news station reported that “an 11-year-old boy turned up drunk on the courthouse lawn, from the Occupy Missoula encampment early Thursday morning.” Hear about that?

You would’ve if it had been a Tea Party event!

A CBSNews.com article noted that in Oakland, “There were reports of a sex assault and a severe beating and fire and paramedics were denied access to the camp, according to city officials, who said they had also received numerous complaints of intimidating and threatening behavior.” Yet, the reports and violence in Oakland received only scant attention on morning news shows.

Some 700 were arrested in New York, and 52 in Atlanta. Even in Augusta, graffiti artists have been spray painting Occupy symbols downtown.

The thinking isn’t much better than the behavior, either. One protester wanting his college tuition paid for could only defend the demand this way: Because other people have the money to do it, and “Just because that’s what I want.”

Evidence of virulent anti-Semitism in the movement also is largely being ignored by the major media. One protester blamed Jews for seemingly everything, noting their “control” of Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, the financial system and the media. “They also lead the pack when it comes to white-collar crime,” he said. “Whenever there’s a billion-dollar fraud, there’s a Jew involved.”

There are other examples – and yet a search of major news broadcasts on CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and MSNBC by the Media Research Center revealed no mention of the anti-Semitism in the Occupy movement.

You think the Tea Party would’ve gotten such kid gloves?

At another liberal event recently, a camera caught protesters calling for conservative black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be sent back to the fields, tortured and lynched. Bet you didn’t hear about that either.

When did the major news media decide to take sides like this and misrepresent the truth to fit their own belief systems?

And what will that mean for the nation?

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Insider Information 10/30/11 - 11:12 pm
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Should we be surprised? This

Should we be surprised?

This is what comes from a mob mentality.

Imagine an entire mob of people with the attitude of Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and you've got the Occupiers.

As Veruca would say, "They want an Oompa Loompa, and they want it noooow!"

willie7
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willie7 10/30/11 - 11:45 pm
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I am afraid of the Occupiers.
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I am afraid of the Occupiers. As I have dusted my history books off and read about revolutions past and present, many have had traits simular to the OWP's. It seems as if a seed is being planted and it may get to be a big plant. Think about ACEB. We may need to stop and listen to what is being said and encourage our representatives to listen as well. We are ignoring them but a flame is being ignited and we may all get burned.

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eddiebutch 10/31/11 - 12:19 am
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As in the past , the media is

As in the past , the media is shameless in their coverage of OWS. Seems to me this flame was ignited by a left wing match.The demands of the Flea Party (OWS) seems very much like a Marxist manifesto. No longer should success be rewarded by monetary gain, instead frowned upon by the pseudo 99% protesters. We should forgive their college loans and give them part of the 1% wealth. Therefore, rewarding non-achievers and those lacking the will and drive for success. This almost sounds like something from a comic book. Yet they continue. Never mentioning the name of the current president who is the biggest receiver of wall street money. Wonder why? It took a lot of money and work on behalf of the unions, moveon.org and the leftwing Canadian group Addbusters, to name a few. When Reuters named George Soros as the power behind OWS they were skewered by the biased media. After all, if it looked like a pig and smelled like a pig didn't mean it was a pig. This was media logic.
All and all The Tea Party has scared the hell out of the left, the right and the biased media. This election will prove or disprove this theory.

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faithson 10/31/11 - 12:22 am
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Off your rocker again...

Off your rocker again... This litany of demeaning adjectives describing the continuing protests is ludicrous. This editorial is more about saying something you WANT TO HEAR (AC babble) than the actual issues these courageous people want to address.

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Riverman1 10/31/11 - 12:36 am
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"Occupy Missoula" That's

"Occupy Missoula"

That's pretty funny by itself. I'm reminded of the guys in "A River Runs Through It" getting drunk on the steps in Missoula.

The hippies had Woodstock, this generation needs something, let um play some then lock um up.

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Riverman1 10/31/11 - 12:40 am
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Whatever happened to Occupy

Whatever happened to Occupy Augusta? Did they ever find any rich people to demonstrate in front of?

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carcraft 10/31/11 - 05:38 am
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This editorial is spot on. I

This editorial is spot on. I have documented a women from the OWS that lured an underage female runaway at the movement to an apartment where she had set the girl up as a prostitute. Defiaating on police cars etc. looney tune poetry such as the young women doing her rendition of "I had a dream" and the women ends up crying all of this is so stange. Well I think nature and natures God is going to winow this group, baby it's cold outside...

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Techfan 10/31/11 - 06:12 am
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car: If you're referring to

car: If you're referring to Justina Jensen, there is no evidence that she was any way associated with the OWS movement. She appears to be a predator who used the group as a hunting ground. She was convicted of a similar charge earlier in the year. Nice try though.

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Insider Information 10/31/11 - 06:42 am
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How are the occupiers

How are the occupiers "courageous"?

If a gang of thugs poop on your front lawn, beat a drum and make silly demands, is that the word you are going to use to describe them?

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Techfan 10/31/11 - 07:32 am
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Or dress up wearing tricorne

Or dress up wearing tricorne hats and making silly demands.

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copperhead 10/31/11 - 07:44 am
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So tec,demanding that the

So tec,demanding that the government stop spending money they don't have is "silly"? Demanding that the government pay all your bills is reasonable?

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Techfan 10/31/11 - 07:52 am
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Demanding that the government

Demanding that the government balance the budget on the backs of the middle and lower classes while giving the top few percent more breaks is rather silly. You knock out a couple of hundred billion of revenue a year with tax breaks, then spend a couple of hundred billion a year in wars and it adds up pretty quick.

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copperhead 10/31/11 - 07:54 am
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Tec,what % of YOUR money

Tec,what % of YOUR money should go to pay these "student's" tuition? Or do you just want other people to pay their bills?

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seenitB4 10/31/11 - 08:02 am
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A flame has been ignited & I

A flame has been ignited & I wouldn't ignore that.....I agree with willie...the media poo-pooed the T Party in the beginning & we all know what a difference they made to congress...I have seen crime in areas that were crime-free for many-many years....
Just recently there was a rash of breakins in a N Geirgia mountains community....my sister had some items taken from her home..(never had troubleB4)..the Police found the teens causing the breakins & 1 boy was trying to live on his own while his mother was having a liver transplant--the other teen was homeless & shacking up with him to survive...No excuse to steal & we all know that...some folks are LIVING in canvas pop-ups in the bitter cold in N Ga.-----

What I'm trying to say here---Some ARE having trouble surviving in todays world......Ignore that at your own peril-----people WILL DO desperate acts to survive----always have & always will.

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Techfan 10/31/11 - 08:06 am
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The percentage of my income

The percentage of my income paid was higher than the 18.1% paid by the top 400 taxpayers in the US (average income $270.5 million). I would be willing to pay a higher rate IF the money was used for medical care for people, infrastructure, high speed rail, funding colleges, schools, cops, firemen, etc. I'm not real happy about having around half of all revenue going to the military industrial complex.

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Little Lamb 10/31/11 - 08:13 am
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That seems a strange way to

That seems a strange way to look at life, i.e., Techfan's notion that he would be happy to pay more in taxes if the tax money were to be spent on items he likes and not on items he dislikes. How about trying the free market with your excess money? Donate your money to medical charities, college alumni funds. Invest your money in companies designing modern rail systems. The government is the losing way. Try investing in winners.

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copperhead 10/31/11 - 08:18 am
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Tec,when y'all get the

Tec,when y'all get the government to raise taxes on the "rich",do you REALLY think YOUR taxes won't be increased? If so,i have some property on the sea of tranquility i'll sell to you REAL cheap. And, if you think you can decide how your tax dollars are spent after they are collected, you are beyond reason.

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Little Lamb 10/31/11 - 08:19 am
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Riverman wrote: Whatever

Riverman wrote:

Whatever happened to Occupy Augusta? Did they ever find any rich people to demonstrate in front of?

Occupy Augusta fizzled. They might have been more successful if they had camped out at the TEE Center and the Marriott parking deck. Those are real monuments to greed, corruption and waste.

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justthefacts 10/31/11 - 08:20 am
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Those Top 400 paid on average

Those Top 400 paid on average $45 Million in fed income taxes alone. Seems like a fair amount.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/31/11 - 08:23 am
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SeenItB4 wrote: ...some folks

SeenItB4 wrote:

...some folks are LIVING in canvas pop-ups in the bitter cold in N Ga.-----

They call it OCCUPYING these days. It just has a nicer ring to it.

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southernguy08 10/31/11 - 08:26 am
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TECH, couldn't help but
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TECH, couldn't help but notice how you carefully ignored mentioning the hundreds of billions our gummint gives away on "entitlement" programs.

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curly123053 10/31/11 - 08:27 am
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The OWS mobsters are nothing

The OWS mobsters are nothing more than people feeling like they are entitled to someone else's money. Any problems on Wall Street started with the tax and spend practices of our present president. The American dream of owning a business and becoming a success in life is frowned upon by the entitlement society which includes the OWS crowd because they want everything given to them whether it's there's or not. The Tea Party conducted themselves in lawful and respectful manners all across the country.

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copperhead 10/31/11 - 08:31 am
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You folks that support the

You folks that support the ows gang should go buy them motorhomes to occupy so they can be comfortable while they try to get your taxes increased. Or at least rent hotel rooms cause they have certainly suffered enough. Put YOUR money on the line.

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nofanofobama 10/31/11 - 08:35 am
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why do the rights of these "

why do the rights of these " children" trump the rights of the shop keepers and others who work and live in these areas where theses "children" occupy. where are their rights???????? wonder how many of these children ever worked while in college or held a job..wonder how many are feeding from the public trough..how can someone sit in a park for 30-40 days and not work but demand others to take care of him or her...children act this way not adults...

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Techfan 10/31/11 - 08:36 am
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I do donate, A LOT (SPLC,

I do donate, A LOT (SPLC, ACLU, National Parks Conservation, Historical Trust, Heifer International, just for starters). Rail is not going to be self supporting, just like highways (if they were, few would be able to afford to drive on them). There's big money in guns instead of butter. A prime example is this area, which leans far to the right, forming committees and having a hissy fit to 'Save Fort Gordon". That's why the military industrial complex is so spread out. The more districts they are in, the less chance their funding will be cut.

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copperhead 10/31/11 - 08:39 am
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Tec,you should refuse to pay

Tec,you should refuse to pay taxes UNLESS the government spends it on things of your choosing. Let us know how that works out.

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madgerman 10/31/11 - 08:41 am
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Just. OK you gave us part of
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Just. OK you gave us part of an argument. Now tell us what the average income was for the 400 that paid 45 Mil in taxes? Only then can we see what they had left to struggle on to make it throiugh the year on food, transport, medical etc.

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Techfan 10/31/11 - 08:45 am
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I don't have a problem paying

I don't have a problem paying taxes. Too many people want something but don't want to pay for it. Close Fort Gordon, the VA, Savannah River Site, and all the other federal offices here, then get your tax cuts.

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justthefacts 10/31/11 - 08:49 am
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madge. they paid $45

madge. they paid $45 M-i-l-l-i-o-n- bucks. Good grief.

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