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10/5/2004

GOP Campaign Office Trashed

Filed under: Media Bias — Charlie (Colorado) @ 8:16 pm



I fully expect to see this story protesters trash GOP campaign office leading off every network news story and on every front page. Of course, I have yet to see any stories on shots fired at a GOP campaign office.

Does anyone have any doubt, any doubt at all, that if it were a Democratic campaign office that was attacked, it would be all over the news? That it very likely would have been the topic of a question at tonight’s debate?

Media Bias, anyone? The blogosphere reports, you decide.

8 Responses to “GOP Campaign Office Trashed”

  1. You can pretty much see how this would play out if it happened to the Democrats without the slightest effort, can’t you? The phrases just roll off the toungue without any effort: New McCarthyism! Climate of fear! You’re right about it being the central focus of all media (including FOX, which follows quite easily when the big three move) if a Democratic headquater in New Jersy were to get hit.

    To call this bias really doesn’t cover things. This is where we start using words like “systemic institutional abuse” and other highfalutin’ words to describe the lack of justice afforded the two major opposing ideologies.

    James Versluys (9aed31)

  2. You can pretty much see how this would play out if it happened to the Democrats without the slightest effort, can’t you? The phrases just roll off the toungue without any effort: New McCarthyism! Climate of fear! You’re right about it being the central focus of all media (including FOX, which follows quite easily when the big three move) if a Democratic headquater in New Jersy were to get hit.

    To call this bias really doesn’t cover things. This is where we start using words like “systemic institutional abuse” and other highfalutin’ words to describe the lack of justice afforded the two major opposing ideologies.

    James Versluys (9aed31)

  3. What is this “network news” you speak of, and why is it relevant to this report?

    triticale (a331d0)

  4. If it had been a Democratic office, Jesse Jackson would have scurried down there and recalled the ghosts of Selma and Birmingham. But since only Republicans were threatened, it ain’t news.

    Nickie Goomba (b023ee)

  5. Does anyone have any doubt, any doubt at all, that if it were a Democratic campaign office that was attacked, it would be all over the news?

    Can you imagine if it was an abortion clinic?

    conelrad (27fcc9)

  6. I don’t recall this being “all over the news”.

    “KERRY HQ IN GR DAMAGED
    September 1, 2004 – 1:50PM

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) _ Vandals smashed a storefront window
    at Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry’s campaign office in
    Grand Rapids.
    Police discovered the damage about 2:45 a-m yesterday. A chunk
    of concrete was thrown through the window.
    Campaign workers temporarily boarded the shattered window pane
    with a red, white and blue wooden table top.
    John Otterbacher is a spokesman for the Kerry-Edwards campaign
    in Kent County. He says he doesn’t think it was an accident.
    Kim Yob, the county’s Republican Party chairwoman, doubts the
    vandalism was politically motivated.”

    D (cdc0c9)

  7. Lawn Wars Episode II: Darth Nader Strikes Back?
    Could the campaign vandalism really be a plot by Darth Nader?

    Gryphmon (af7df9)

  8. Still More Disgraceful Conduct From the Democrats
    This outrageous behavior is out of hand, and needs to be reported more frequently. There has been yet more violence, this time they ransacked a Bush-Cheney Headquartes in Orlando (h/t to reader Sean). ORLANDO, Fla. — A group of protestors stormed an…

    Secure Liberty (968780)


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