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FLASHBACK: CNN loved protestors who dressed Bush as a Nazi. New York Times printed multiple stories about small far left protests.

Posted by iusbvision on April 16, 2009

UPDATE –  CNN’s Fox bashing Susan Roesgen applied for a job at Fox News Channel twice – LINK.


Lets start with the New York Times via Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute

When California passed Proposition 8, the Times ran 11 stories detailing the pro-gay marriage protests that followed. One Associated Press story it ran was quick to point out that “about 1,000 advocates of equal rights for gay people” attended a protest. A Nov. 16 story emphasized some “4,000 people gathered at City Hall” and took pains to mention that comedian Wanda Sykes “surprised a crowd of more than 1,000.”

The Washington Post did eight stories detailing the Proposition 8 protests. The big networks did 19. Both CBS and NBC mentioned that there were “about 2,000 people” protesting at the Long Beach rally.

By contrast, attendance at the Feb. 27 tea parties was ignored by the networks. Roughly 30,000 people tried to make their voices heard at 50 events around the country. Five thousand people showed their anger over taxes and spending in Orlando and another 5,000 in Cincinnati. “One of the biggest protests so far drew 15,000 on March 8 in Fullerton, Calif.,” according to Investors Business Daily.

The Facebook page devoted to the tea parties alone has more than 30,000 members. Top conservatives on Twitter — one of the event sponsors — has more than 4,000 members. Surely someone at the major networks has a Facebook page or knows a Tweet from a Twit. If not, perhaps they can find an 8-year-old to explain it to them.

While they are at it, have that same 8-year-old go over the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. Maybe that’s what it would take to remind journalists one of their primary duties is “providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.” Remember, “comprehensive” means not just the issues you support.

A quick skim of the code shows that journalists are violating several of the guidelines by not covering the tea parties. “Journalists should: Support the open exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.”



Here is Susan Roesgen from CNN and here is a prime example of why CNN is now dead last in the ratings. It is amusing how CNN says the protests are about being “anti-CNN”. The first rule of journalism is “don’t make the story about you, make it about them”. I am beginning to wonder what poor excuse for a J-school did they go to. As a subscriber to Columbia Journalism Review, Columbia J-School is leading the way towards abolishing journalism ethics and standards. Of course, IU Bloomington’s J-School has been a laughing stock recently as well (LINK).

But how did CNN’s Susan Roesgen report far left protesters dressing up images of President Bush in Nazi imagery? –

Here is the raw video of Susan Roesgen the MRC referred to showing President Bush in Nazi imagery.  –

UPDATE – found another Susan Roesgen clip giving glowing coverage to a far left protest of all of FIVE people – LINK.

Of course Fox News Shep Smith had a little fun with CNN over this.

The comments at’s post on this provide a nice read. Update – Its up to nine pages now.

UPDATE – Brent Bozell, the head of the Media Research Center has a very pointed analysis. –

3 Responses to “FLASHBACK: CNN loved protestors who dressed Bush as a Nazi. New York Times printed multiple stories about small far left protests.”

  1. Mary said

    Hi I’m Ronda, I just graduated college and I want to work at Fox picking out violet ties for Shep, I have a cush on him!!!!

    [Be careful what you wish for Ronda :-) – Editor]

  2. davidisfree102 said

    take this woman off the air. support the campaign: FIRESUSAN.

  3. […] nuts took to the streets in droves with plenty of hate to spread around ….and yet they got glowing coverage from the elite media…. well as a reminder I have the video…. Watch each in […]

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