Lefties Laugh While Airing Audio Of Fox Reporter's Attack
'Progressives' Find Attack On Reporter Funny
Courtesy of libtalker Stephanie Miller and Eric Boehlert of Media Matters, enjoy today's example of "progressive" civility. Who knew a reporter being attacked while covering an angry (leftist) mob could be so funny?
It's a real laff riot!
Listen as Miller, her producer and Boehlert yuk it up while airing audio of Fox News reporter Mike Tobin surrounded by a hostile crowd of Madison liberals:
STEPHANIE MILLER (28 FEB 2011 - 13:51): All right Mike Tobin and Gregg Jarrett on Fox News:
WI PROTESTERS: Fox News lies.
GREG JARRETT: You know Mike I hate to put you in this situation because you’re being surrounded there and yeah you’re being heckled and there is profanity.
MIKE TOBIN: A guy just hit me!
LAVOIE: Ha ha ha.
GREG JARRETT: Why do they express such vitriol toward the media?
ERIC BOEHLERT: Ha ha ha.
MIKE TOBIN: You know, I don’t know what they intend to [Miller laughing in the background] accomplish by it, but they definitely as you can see by covering up the cameras they want to shut down the communication.
MILLER: HA! No, they didn’t say 'the media', they said 'Fox News.'
BOEHLERT: I didn’t hear any Washington, I didn’t see any Washington Post demonstrations etc. Now this is I was just looking at some clips of this and then later over at some point over the weekend he and this reporter and Geraldo had an on-air pity party and the reporter talked about how these protesters, just hate free speech and hate diversity of viewpoint and you can see the hatred in their eyes.
[Miller laughing in the background]
You just have to laugh. I mean this coming from someone who works for a station that essentially concocts hate on an hourly basis. They’re stunned when they go out into the real world when they venture beyond they’re right wing bubble you know that people don’t like them and they’re going to express them with free speech. So yeah, it’s been kind of funny to watch.
MILLER: Oh my God that was first of all I didn’t hear any obscenities. The only obscenity I heard was Fox. I don’t think ha!
LAVOIE: And did you hear in the middle of there Mike Tobin said ‘someone just hit me someone just hit me.’
MILLER: Yeah, oh sure they did yeah, those violent thugs you know.
BOEHLERT: That later became 'he was assaulted' if you go on the blogosphere. You know look no one should be hitting any reporters or anything like that. But it’s kind of unusual if you’re a TV reporter with a camera and you’re claiming or your allies are claiming that you were assaulted, there should probably be some video of that. But there hasn’t been so the right wing bloggers, this whole thing the right wing blogosphere is upset with finding this violence that they can’t really find.
MILLER: I know.
As you can see, they've given themselves cover by claiming the attack never occurred. How does this contribute to the "civility" our "progressive" friends have preached since the Tucson shootings?
Are the airwaves being used to promote violence against those who resist their far-left agenda?