By the Left Coast Rebel
Intriguing headlines tonight at Memeorandum:
Politico: White House locked down because of ‘smoking objects’
NBC Washington: Apparent Smoke Bomb Tossed Over White House Fence
"Interesting" because I had to scroll down several sentences -- or is that, several paragraphs -- to find the juicy fact that Occupy protesters actually tossed smoke bombs over the White House fence today.
I fancy to ponder just what the corresponding headlines tonight would be had a limited-government or right-of-center group of any kind gathered in D.C. and in a moment of impotent rage, flung smoke bombs over the fence like a bunch of
Memo to the half-wit lamestream press: Just because you bury the fact that Occupoopers have now
No amount of "huh, ok, let's change the wording here, maybe, uh, yah, let's make people look the other way because we love Occupy... look over there, don't tell the peasants this or that" regarding #OccupyWallStreet can hide the fact that the "movement" has degenerated into the pathetic, useless, hideously drug- and violence-infected socialist media-created joke that it has become.
Or was it that way from day one?
And that it -- or they, whoever they (bearded, stinky, entitlled-up-the-wazoo, lazy, human-cockroaches) actually truly are -- have now smoke-bombed the White House may hopefully be considered the group's inevitable last hoorah.
Not if the press has anything to say about it.
Updated: Fox News: ‘Occupy’ protesters suspected of throwing smoke bomb over White House fence
Wow. What a difference an honest headline makes.
Updated x2: Forgot to mention, the White House was locked down tonight because of the smoke-bomb-throwing Occupy moment:
WASHINGTON – The Secret Service was responding Tuesday night to an escalating protest that may have involved a smoke bomb being thrown over the White House fence.
An estimated 1,000 protesters have gathered. No arrests have been made, but authorities are on alert.
The tense scene outside the White House follows an earlier protest on the West Lawn of the Capitol, in which several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement decried the influence of corporate money in politics and voice myriad other grievances.
Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy protesters to date and secured a permit that would have allowed up to 10,000 people to participate. By mid-afternoon, the protest appeared to have fallen far short of those goals.
I venture to say if the Tea Party had done this, every one of the usual freedom-fleecing socialist suspects of our time would be holding a prime time press conference tomorrow.
Dingy Reid, followed by Nasty Pelosi, Barack Hussein Obama's press secretary (what's his name) and who-knows-else would take to the microphones.
Then the Chicago cronies (Axelrod, Plouffe, et al.) would follow up on the Sunday talk-show circuit decrying the "extremist rhetoric that has led to violence."
And the Tea Party would take a big hit in the court of public opinion and have the entire incident hung over their head until the election as well as they honestly should.
Updated x3: Good grief, how did I miss this, too:
Organizers had touted the rally, known as Occupy Congress, as the largest national gathering of Occupy protesters to date and secured a permit that would have allowed up to 10,000 people to participate. By mid-afternoon, the protest appeared to have fallen far short of those goals."The protest appeared to have fallen far short of those goals."
Another headline you won't see. And to think that the #Occupy movement has so sadly petered and floundered at the precise moment that they engage upon something that I actually support -- "occupying" Congress.
For it is Congress, not the number-one-hobgoblin-of-the-small-minded, the mythical-boogey-man "1%", that has caused 99% of the economic and societal problems we face in this country.