Monday, August 15, 2011
Media Bias? Union Uses Coffin For Protest In Front of Executive's Home But Not A Peep From the Media
In March of last year about 12 members of the St Louis Tea Party held a vigil in front of Rep Russ Carnahan's home using a coffin as a prop to represent the death of Liberty after the passage of Obamacare.
This little protest became a national scandal as Rep Russ Carnahan claimed the Coffin was left on his lawn as a Death Threat.
But a quick thinking local St. Louis reporter, Betsy Bruce, dispelled this claim by proving that the coffin in question was still in Bill Hennessey's garage and not on the Congressman's lawn.
But it was too late, the story had become national news and the debate on every news channel was is this the proper way for the Tea Party to protest?
Well now a Union has used a Coffin in a protest in front of an Executive's home but the Media doesn't seem to care.
According to an Article on Red State:
"3,000 protesters from the CWA, IBEW, and other union supporters conducted a candlelight vigil and mock funeral outside of Verizon Chairman Ivan Seidenberg’s home in West Nyack, New York.
According to Patch.com, the “vigil” lasted about two hours and began with an SUV carrying a coffin as protesters (including children) walked behind the make-shift funeral procession carrying candles."
To see the video go Here.
Now the fact that the Union members used a coffin isn't the issue here. What is at issue is where is the Media anger that such a type of protest even took place?
Somehow 12 Tea Party members using a Coffin during a protest is newsworthy but 3,000 Union members doing the same thing doesn't even rate one single complaint from the main stream media?
Is this a case of the Media just not knowing about this event or continued Media Bias against the Tea Party?