Sometimes The Double Standard Is Just Obvious

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I started this blog in 2008 during the Presidential primary campaign. I started it so that I wouldn’t throw shoes at the television set when I was watching the news. It seemed as if there was a lot of basic information I knew from the Internet and talk radio that the major media just wasn’t reporting. I also knew from some events I had attended in the past that even when an event was reported, the report might not accurately reflect what had actually happened. Well, I am back there again.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air reported today on the smoke bomb that protesters threw over the fence at the White House. This is not getting a lot a play in the media. Jonah Goldberg pointed out, “Remember when the Tea Party threw smoke bombs at the White House?  Me neither.” Had the Tea Party done anything remotely like this, it would have made Page One of all the major newspapers.

The article at Hot Air states:

The crowds were dispersed Tuesday night and the White House was all clear. U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie says there were no arrests in the incident.

This is a serious matter. Throwing any sort of bomb on the White House lawn should result in an arrest. You can get arrested for littering–shouldn’t you get arrested for throwing a smoke bomb at the White House?

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