The media was quick to report on signs at Tea Party rallies that featured swastikas or put a little mustache on Obama or Pelosi. However, it seems they suffered from a little selective vision during the protest in Arizona over the weekend.
On Saturday, pro-illegal immigration supporters in Phoenix, Arizona, carried signs quite similar to what our press found repulsive and extreme when present at conservative protests.
Will swastikas and the Arizona governor being referred to as “Adolf Brewer” be equally unacceptable to America’s media?
Before you answer, consider the following news segment from NBC12 in Phoenix wherein an anti-SB 1070 protester was interviewed holding a sign emblazoned with swastikas claiming “Republicans Breed Ignorance,” and the reporter didn’t even bat an eye (video follows with commentary and additional pictures):
The L.A. Times has pictures of the rally at Dodgers Stadium. Some of them even show comparisons to the KKK and “Natzi” Germany.
Here’s what the Times wrote:
A couple hundred people took to the front gates of Dodger Stadium yesterday, protesting Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070 and the Arizona Diamondbacks (they lost, by the way). LAist Sports Editor Jimmy Bramlett has the full story here, and above are some more photos showing the scene, which was vibrant and carried a sense of organized chaos as protestors walked back and forth on crosswalks in front of cars at red lights.
Many Dodger fans honked in support while others looked on in surprised amazement at the scene taking place before them. The night was mostly peaceful, but at one point an impatient driver who tried to squeeze through a light prompted some protestors to block his car for a few minutes (photo) before LAPD officers approached. Despite that small dramatic moment, police generally stayed back and made sure things stayed peaceful.
“Natzi” signs are now “vibrant.” Good to know. Also good to know that, aside from when they were intimidating motorists, they were “mostly peaceful.” (With Tea Party members, that would read, “Unruly mob.”)
Donald Douglas at American Power was at the rally in Phoenix. You need to see the pictures he took while he was there.
Look at the piles of signs there, all professionally printed. Can you say, “astroturf?”
There were 50,000 people at the rally in Arizona. How many of those folks got bussed in is unknown. 50,000 people is a good sized crowd.
Now consider this number: 214,904,585
That’s roughly the number of Americans that support the Arizona law.
Your president, however, isn’t one of them. He would would have been out marching with these anarchists.