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'Mostly Peaceful' Immigration Protests vs. 'Very Ugly' Tea Party Rallies

Is THIS fair and balanced reporting?

On Saturday's Good Morning America, reporter Mike Von Fremd downplayed the violence of protesters against Arizona's new immigration law. He spun, "Riot police were called in to try and control demonstrators protesting outside the capital. Most were peaceful. A handful threw bottles at police and were arrested." Yet, ABC derided March's Tea Party rallies as "very ugly," despite the fact that there were no arrests.

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If Tea Party protesters had thrown bottles at members of Congress, it seems unlikely that ABC would have described them as "mostly peaceful."


Asked by mancosmomma at 4:29 PM on Apr. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • Just more propaganda from the Obama State Controlled Media.

    Thank God they have not got control of FOX yet.

    But give them time.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:45 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Now check out the same report at FOX News! That is the way it is. Different networks different bias, nothing new!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Typical liberal bias. The report at Fox is not bias. It seemed quite factual to me.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:33 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • I don't think there are any news sources that can be trusted. Since we have done away with fact checking and allowed opinion to become fact there is no integrity in the news.


    Answer by BlooBird at 4:35 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Of course you don't think Fox News is bias Carpy :o)

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Fox News IS SO SO SO bias!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • I think personally what's going on in AZ is BULL SH. !!!!! It'll be sad to here if some protestors resort to violence!!! really that will not help your cause. Remember why you're there before getting over-boiled.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on Apr. 27, 2010


    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:51 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Yeah, that scene from DC was really ugly, LOL! I didn't like seeing Nancy & her crew strut through the streets, either.

    I suppose for a liberal protest, that one in AZ WAS pretty peaceful, compared to other protests, say, the anti-war rallies. It just depends on your point of reference.

    Answer by 29again at 4:52 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Bottles thrown, riot police called, people arrested = peaceful protest

    Boy scout gives speech, no police called, no one arrested = dangerous wackos

    Makes you wonder not only about the media, but about those who choose to believe ABC reporters.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 5:13 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

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