MSM: John Lewis, I’ve heard that name somewhere…LOOK A MORMON!

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MSM: John Lewis, I've heard that name somewhere...LOOK A MORMON!

Lately I’ve been miss­ing large chunks of Morn­ing Joe due to Morn­ing Mass but today I’ve been scan­ning the chan­nels look­ing for the John Lewis Story on any of the Morn­ing Shows.

I went to ABC, CBS, NBC in the 7 a.m. hour, I checked CNN and I started watch­ing Morn­ing Joe at 6:16. John Lewis? Not a word, is he Jerry’s kid brother?

To remind every­one who only gets their news from the left, over the week­end at the Occupy Atlanta protests the crowd refused to let Con­gress­man and civil rights icon John Lewis speak declar­ing: “He’s no bet­ter than any­one else”.

NOTE: I missed the first 15 min­utes of Morn­ing Joe today but I went back at 8 a.m. when it repeated, they quoted John Lewis say­ing the protests: “Reminded him of the civil rights move­ment” but some­how didn’t find “occupy Atlanta“‘s refusal to let him speak newsworthy.

Now if my wife and I were still in Maine with no lap­top and the MSM as my only source of news, I would have no idea that this ever hap­pened, nor would I know about GOP polit­i­cal con­sul­tant Ali Akbar’s invi­ta­tion to Mr. Lewis to speak at a tea party event. Take a look at the Meme­o­ran­dum thread that opened up after the Sun­day shows:

Look at the links, not a sin­gle blog on the left has a prob­lem with a pre­dom­i­nantly white crowd insult­ing a 14 term con­gress­man and civil rights icon with video to back it up. update the Craw­dad Hole writes to say they are a blog of the left that doesn’t sup­port the cur­rent Demo­c­ra­tic party

The Craw­dad Hole asks what they would have done if it had been a Tea Party, (even with­out video)? They don’t have to ask, we saw it with the false “Tea Party” inci­dent lead­ing on every net­work and the ignor­ing of Breitbart’s $100k chal­lenge. In fact today Morn­ing Joe played a clip of Nancy Pelosi repeat­ing that same Tea Party canard.

OK so if the John Lewis story wasn’t news what did the MSM decide was the story of the week, with unem­ploy­ment at 9.1% and left­ist pro­test­ers going naked in SF and defe­cat­ing on police cars in NY. What was the burn­ing issue that had to be addressed:

Are Mor­mons Chris­tians and do the GOP can­di­dates think so?

Yup; THAT is the burn­ing issue sweep­ing the nation. So this morn­ing on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC the whole ques­tion of the remarks of Robert Jef­fres at the Value Vot­ers Sum­mit was the only issue that mat­ters. All of them went long on it. Morn­ing Joe hit it both hours and attacked Her­man Cain and Michelle Bach­mann for hav­ing the temer­ity to sug­gest that they aren’t run­ning for the­olo­gian in chief.

Our bet­ters in the elite belt­way media beat their breasts shocked and dis­mayed that a group of Amer­i­can might choose to reject Mitt Rom­ney based on his reli­gion (as opposed to his con­stant flip-​flops, Rom­ney Care etc etc etc…) but in their self-​righteous out­rage I seemed to recall some­thing they don’t.

Dur­ing the propo­si­tion 8 cam­paign and its after­math the Mor­mon Church was con­stantly attacked by the left, the media and gay activists for their oppo­si­tion to Gay Mar­riage. That same media lion­ized the com­edy “The Book of Mor­mon” that pokes fun at the reli­gion and have had lit­tle out­rage over TV shows that made fun of Mor­mons and their beliefs.

For some rea­son I don’t seem to recall their out­rage then.

I agree with them and Bill Ben­nett that Mitt Romney’s reli­gion should not be a cause to oppose him but I sub­mit that there will be a whole lot more peo­ple on the left who will sum­mar­ily reject a Mor­mon can­di­date due to reli­gion than on the right.

I fur­ther ques­tion the news judge­ment of the most the­o­log­i­cally igno­rant seg­ment in the nation, they couldn’t explain what Catholics believe with the Pope coach­ing them let alone Mor­mons, in their deci­sion to con­sider this story more sig­nif­i­cant than the snub­bing of John Lewis by the Occu­pyev­er­where people.

Finally I sug­gest that even though the MSM is not talk­ing about the John Lewis inci­dent, the Black Com­mu­nity is, via face­book , via twit­ter and via all kinds of social and black media. Black Amer­i­cans have noticed the snub­bing of Lewis and I’ll wager they’ll also notice the MSM rush­ing to embrace the “occupy every­where protests” that did it.

They will not forget.

Update: Not just an insta­lanche but a HEH! Now that’s special!

Update 2: If by some mir­a­cle you missed the video here it is:

BTW on an unre­lated issue with Sarah Palin not run­ning, my vote is avail­able. I’m issu­ing an open invi­ta­tion to sup­port­ers of any GOP can­di­date (or the can­di­dates them­selves) to call my show Sat­ur­day at 10 a.m. EST 8889-​fedora to make their your case to win my vote.

Update 3: BTW don’t for­get my bi-​weekly col­umn at the Con­ser­va­tory Under the Fedora

Update 4: The Craw­dad hole sends this correction:

The Craw­dad Hole is a lefty blog. We are for­mer Hillary Clin­ton sup­port­ers who do not sup­port Barack Obama or the cur­rent Demo­c­ra­tic party.

So noted.

Update 5: Ter­ror­ists, Smearaoists who cares about Occupy Boston lend­ing sup­port to an Al Qaeda ter­ror­ist when the Mor­mon ques­tion remains unanswered!

Lately I’ve been missing large chunks of Morning Joe due to Morning Mass but today I’ve been scanning the channels looking for the John Lewis Story on any of the Morning Shows.

I went to ABC, CBS, NBC in the 7 a.m. hour, I checked CNN and I started watching Morning Joe at 6:16. John Lewis? Not a word, is he Jerry’s kid brother?

To remind everyone who only gets their news from the left, over the weekend at the Occupy Atlanta protests the crowd refused to let Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis speak declaring: “He’s no better than anyone else”.

NOTE: I missed the first 15 minutes of Morning Joe today but I went back at 8 a.m. when it repeated, they quoted John Lewis saying the protests: “Reminded him of the civil rights movement” but somehow didn’t find “occupy Atlanta”‘s refusal to let him speak newsworthy.

Now if my wife and I were still in Maine with no laptop and the MSM as my only source of news, I would have no idea that this ever happened, nor would I know about GOP political consultant Ali Akbar’s invitation to Mr. Lewis to speak at a tea party event. Take a look at the Memeorandum thread that opened up after the Sunday shows:

Look at the links, not a single blog on the left has a problem with a predominantly white crowd insulting a 14 term congressman and civil rights icon with video to back it up. update the Crawdad Hole writes to say they are a blog of the left that doesn’t support the current Democratic party

The Crawdad Hole asks what they would have done if it had been a Tea Party, (even without video)? They don’t have to ask, we saw it with the false “Tea Party” incident leading on every network and the ignoring of Breitbart’s $100k challenge. In fact today Morning Joe played a clip of Nancy Pelosi repeating that same Tea Party canard.

OK so if the John Lewis story wasn’t news what did the MSM decide was the story of the week, with unemployment at 9.1% and leftist protesters going naked in SF and defecating on police cars in NY. What was the burning issue that had to be addressed:

Are Mormons Christians and do the GOP candidates think so?

Yup; THAT is the burning issue sweeping the nation. So this morning on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC the whole question of the remarks of Robert Jeffres at the Value Voters Summit was the only issue that matters. All of them went long on it. Morning Joe hit it both hours and attacked Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann for having the temerity to suggest that they aren’t running for theologian in chief.

Our betters in the elite beltway media beat their breasts shocked and dismayed that a group of American might choose to reject Mitt Romney based on his religion (as opposed to his constant flip-flops, Romney Care etc etc etc…) but in their self-righteous outrage I seemed to recall something they don’t.

During the proposition 8 campaign and its aftermath the Mormon Church was constantly attacked by the left, the media and gay activists for their opposition to Gay Marriage. That same media lionized the comedy “The Book of Mormon” that pokes fun at the religion and have had little outrage over TV shows that made fun of Mormons and their beliefs.

For some reason I don’t seem to recall their outrage then.

I agree with them and Bill Bennett that Mitt Romney’s religion should not be a cause to oppose him but I submit that there will be a whole lot more people on the left who will summarily reject a Mormon candidate due to religion than on the right.

I further question the news judgement of the most theologically ignorant segment in the nation, they couldn’t explain what Catholics believe with the Pope coaching them let alone Mormons, in their decision to consider this story more significant than the snubbing of John Lewis by the Occupyeverwhere people.

Finally I suggest that even though the MSM is not talking about the John Lewis incident, the Black Community is, via facebook , via twitter and via all kinds of social and black media. Black Americans have noticed the snubbing of Lewis and I’ll wager they’ll also notice the MSM rushing to embrace the “occupy everywhere protests” that did it.

They will not forget.

Update: Not just an instalanche but a HEH! Now that’s special!

Update 2: If by some miracle you missed the video here it is:

BTW on an unrelated issue with Sarah Palin not running, my vote is available. I’m issuing an open invitation to supporters of any GOP candidate (or the candidates themselves) to call my show Saturday at 10 a.m. EST 888-9-fedora to make their your case to win my vote.

Update 3: BTW don’t forget my bi-weekly column at the Conservatory Under the Fedora

Update 4: The Crawdad hole sends this correction:

The Crawdad Hole is a lefty blog. We are former Hillary Clinton supporters who do not support Barack Obama or the current Democratic party.

So noted.

Update 5: Terrorists, Smearaoists who cares about Occupy Boston lending support to an Al Qaeda terrorist when the Mormon question remains unanswered!