LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2013 — Westwood, Los Angeles was the site of a “Rage against the Media” rally on Saturday. The purpose of the rally was to call out the media for the biases that pervade their coverage. Tony Katz, Kira Davis, Evan Sayet, Kender MacGowan and many other speakers lit into the media and lit up the crowd.
The ladies of Wonkette had a different agenda: to do everything possible to demonize the event and its conservative attendees.
Their outrage was as selective as it was destructive.
Their main tactic was falsehood. Wonkette claimed that 75 people attended the rally. The actual attendance was between 125 and 150. Wonkette’s counter-protest consisted of three women and one man.
One of the women carried a sign with the word “NAZI” emblazoned on it. Wonkette’s goal was simple: get their sign on camera and hope people would associate conservatives with Nazis. Perhaps they’d even think that conservatives were holding signs suggesting that people be Nazis. This liberal astroturfing fooled nobody, and more than one attendee demanded that the offensive sign be removed.
A man at the rally carried Gestapo flags and claimed to be a conservative. He was quickly marginalized and rejected by the rest of the attendees.
If the Wonkettes reported anything hateful in the speeches, it’s based on hearsay: They left without hearing them. One speaker noted that like typical liberal protesters, the Wonkette ladies could not handle more than an hour of actual work.
The biggest criticism of the Wonkette astroturfers is what they deliberately ignored.
While the Rage Against the Media gathering was taking place, another rally was also taking place at the very same federal building.
Islamists were holding a demonstration in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The protesters were criticizing America for refusing to support unconditionally a man who has called Jews apes and pigs. The protesters exercised their Constitutional right to free speech and assembly that does not exist under Sharia Law.
The Wonkette ladies had nothing to say to or about the Islamists. In Wonkette world, conservatives demanding honesty in our media represent a bigger threat than Islamists in Egypt beheading women and stoning them to death. Middle Eastern Islamists are conducting a real war on women, while Wonkettes and other liberals obsess over a mythical one they invented to demonize conservatives.
The reason why so many liberal media institutions from the New York Times to Newsweek are collapsing is because their credibility has been shattered. Selective and manufactured outrage has replaced honest journalism. This validates the entire purpose of rallies such as Rage against the Media, while exposing the hypocrisy of many liberal bloggers more interested in scoring cheap political points than reporting the facts honestly.
Too many liberals attack conservatives for being violent, but this tired strategy comes with an important irony. The very reason so many liberals feel comfortable attacking conservatives, Christians, and like-minded individuals is because deep down the leftists know these groups are peaceful. The Wonkettes arrived and left without any harm inflicted upon them.
These same ladies would never dare protest an Islamist group, even in America. They know they would run the risk of becoming victims of violence. Despite many Muslims being peaceful, law abiding citizens, liberals are not willing to gamble by criticizing ones who could be violent.
The Wonkettes are liberal bullies, attacking those who preach love while cowering far away from those preaching hate. The Islamists and American conservatives had dueling rallies, and the leftists chose to agitate those fighting for freedom and integrity while coddling those seeking to suppress women and other minorities.
This is the moral bankruptcy of the left at its most hypocritical. This is also just another reason why these Rage against the Media rallies are so incredibly necessary.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.” Follow us: @wtcommunities on Twitter
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