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AP Buries ‘Occupiers’ Smoke Bombs At WH

Some highly selective reporting from the Associated Press:

Several hundred Occupy protesters rally at Capitol

January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several hundred protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement converged on the West Lawn of the Capitol Tuesday to decry 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.

In typical fashion all of the photographs of the crowd the media publishing are from such artful angles it is impossible to judge the size. Which means the turnout was minuscule.

Still, participants said they were optimistic about the strength of the Occupy movement…

While the rally was mostly peaceful, there were some scuffles between police and protesters along walkways leading to the Capitol. By mid-afternoon Tuesday, four people had been arrested — U.S. Capitol Police said — one for allegedly assaulting a police officer and three accused of crossing a police line

Just like the Tea Party rallies.

As hundreds of Occupy protesters massed outside the gates of the White House, an apparent smoke bomb was thrown over the fence Tuesday night, forcing authorities to disperse the crowds. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were not in the White House when it happened — he was taking her out for a night on the town to celebrate her 48th birthday.

If you look at the original un-excerpted article you will see that this minor detail is not mentioned by the AP until the eleventh paragraph of the story. The twenty-first sentence of the article.

If this had happened during a Tea Party rally it would be the headline for the top story in every broadcast and newspaper.

There were no arrests in the incident, said George Ogilvie, U.S. Secret Service spokesman.

Naturally not.

By the way, the above is another photo of this massive rally that somehow slipped past our media watchdogs. Note the "several hundred" invisible protesters.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “AP Buries ‘Occupiers’ Smoke Bombs At WH”

  1. untrainable says:

    The miniscule mob march.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I couldn’t help myself but last night there was a “panel” of uber-liberals on PBS with Tavis Smiley and he had just given the floor to Michael Moore who explained that the US “was founded on genocide” .and after I came back from a round of cycling though the channels , “something….something has caused 150 million people to rise up” which naturally, both of those remarks got applause.

    But, Moore is frakking stupid, first of all and second, he couldn’t identify a fact if he was told by Albert Einstein himself. I’m assuming the 150 million thing was a reference to “occupy” but I’ve only seen smatterings of people who are largely white groups and spoiled rotten whiners. Not 150 million.

    The “founded on genocide” is really an ignorant statement. But, look who said it. Maybe the show will get more press some time today but it was a pretty disgusting spectacle. And Moore was clearly the fattest, most disgusting thing there. He’s just beyond gross. I’m pretty sure he smells, too.

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    OMG! They’re Like Ants!!! Oh wait, those are ants. Sorry. Continue.

  4. Mithrandir says:


    They did the same thing in the 80s, photographs of the HUGE pro-life rallies, were taken from far away, blocking the actual number count. And then, just like today, when the liberal media doesn’t like to hear something, they show a 2 second clip then immediately switch to a side-bar with 3 political commentators giving THEIR summary and opinion about what happened and what was said.

    The tiny anti-life rallies, were taken with close-ups, multiple angles, and other distractions so people didn’t see how few showed up. Try to quote well-known people and get them to comment on the giant, important rally of 6 people from the same N.O.W. office.

    Anatomy of a Photograph: http://www.zombietime.com/sf_rally_september_24_2005/anatomy_of_a_photograph/

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