Evan Coyne Maloney is the documentary filmmaker and proprietor of Brain Terminal. During the Bush administration, Evan was out in the field with his camera observing protests and interviewing protesters. He is therefore in a good position to recall the signs and symbols of the left-wing opposition to the Bush administration’s post-9/11 national security policies. How do they compare to the Tea Party protesters expressing their opposition to Barack Obama’s program of national socialism?
Evan has now produced a timely new video splicing together footage that he calls “A trip down memory lane.” He describes it as four minutes of nonstop examples of violent imagery and extremist rhetoric employed by left-wing anti-Bush protesters. He writes: “For some reason, despite it being well documented at the time by me and many others, the media chose to ignore it.” Indeed.
In his “memory lane” post, Evan observes a transformation in the attitude of the Democrat/media axis to political protest. He even identifies the precise date of the transformation: “[I]t seems that publicly airing your grievances stopped being patriotic right around noon on January 20th, 2009.” How so? “Once President Obama was sworn in, protesting became incitement to violence.”
Evan adds: “One thing’s for sure: If there is such a thing as dangerous rhetoric, then the media is at least one president too late in reporting the story.”
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