When Nina Easton found a mob of union thugs demonstrating at her neighbor’s Chevy Chase house last week, she used her professional skills to ascertain what all the fuss was about. She filed an illuminating report. The mainstream media have avoided the story.
In response to Easton’s report, the SEIU and Media Matters undertook to attack Easton for an undisclosed conflict involving her husband. They have pointed out no error in Easton’s story. Rather, they have sought to distract attention from the substance of Easton’s story documenting SEIU’s thuggery. They hardly need to have bothered; the story has drawn remarkably little attention. The SEIU’s thuggery nevertheless sends the usual warning to others who might be interested in the story.
Today at the Daily Caller Mike Riggs examines the alleged conflict in “Hit job: What Media Matters and the SEIU got wrong about Fortune’s Nina Easton.” The alleged conflict is utterly bogus.
Fortune and CNN/Money posted Easton’s story with Easton’s own photograph of the SEIU mob outside her house on May 16 (below). Even if Easton had a conflict, which she didn’t, the photo speaks powerfully for itself. Indeed, the SEIU hasn’t thought to raise any issue with the photograph. The thugs would simply prefer you to look the other way.
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