At Tea Party and conservative events, the press routinely seeks out any shred of evidence of far-right extremism, racism or even uncivil behavior exhibited by attendees. If found, it then tries to portray even one or a few such people out of thousands as somehow typical.
Rallies in support of liberals’ pet causes get a completely different treatment. The press almost invariably ignores rampant left-wing extremism clearly on display. Sunday’s “Climate March” in New York City, along with other smaller marches in other parts of the world, exemplifies the blatant double standard. The Blaze, Gateway Pundit, and others reported no shortage of Gotham protesters often uncivilly advocating an end to capitalism and its replacement with “a socialist future.” The Associated Press and the New York Times ignored it all.
Here’s what The Blaze’s Oliver Darcy found (Caution: Darcy’s dispatch indicates that “the Associated Press contributed” to his report; we’ll see later that AP did not include negative information about the protesters in its own coverage; bolds are mine throughout this post):
‘F*** the Police’: Communists, Radicals Spotted Throughout Climate March in New York City Demanding ‘Revolution, Nothing Less’
Tens-of-thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of New York City Sunday to demand political leaders take action on climate change.
While the protest remained peaceful, much of the “People’s Climate March” appeared to be made up of fringe elements of the political left.
Dozens of signs denouncing capitalism were spotted at the demonstration, often held by self-proclaimed socialists.
“Capitalism is destroying the planet,” a sticker on one woman’s shirt read, “We need revolution, nothing less.”
In one instance, activists shouted “f**k the police,” demanding justice for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
The AP report by Verena Dobnik and Michael Sisak referred to none of these, but was responsible for Darcy’s relayed claim of “tens of thousands of marchers.” (By contrast, crowd references in coverage of the annual March For Life in Washington, where well over 100,000 are present annually, have routinely only referred to “thousands.”)
– See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/09/21/nyt-ap-ignore-large-contingents-socialists-and-far-leftists-nyc-climate#sthash.0hVz3iqD.dpuf