Shame: Ignoring Death Threats to Wisconsin Politicians Is Media Bias (HuffPo)

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    Mar 17, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lee-stranahan/shame-ignoring-death-thre_b_835805.html

    Three questions for you.

    Do you think of Republicans and the Tea Party as dangerous, violent extremists?
    Do you think the Wisconsin protests over GOP Governor Scott Walker's move to strip public sector employees of collective bargaining were peaceful?
    Do you scoff at the right wing notion that mainstream media like the New York Times, the TV networks and NPR have a liberal media bias against the conservatives?
    If you answered 'yes' to all three of those questions, then let me ask you one more...

    Why isn't the mainstream media talking about the death threats against Republican politicians in Wisconsin?

    Try to set aside whatever biases or preconceptions you might have for a moment and ask yourself why death threats against politicians aren't considered national news, especially in the wake of the all too fresh shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other bystanders. And there hasn't just been one death threat, but a number of them. [...] Ignoring the story of these threats is deeply, fundamentally wrong. It’s bad, biased journalism that will lead to no possible good outcome and progressives should be leading the charge against it.
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    Mar 17, 2011 3:10 PM GMT
    All ya need to know about the 'author':

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/201102150013
    "In a BigJournalism.com post, Lee Stranahan -- the Huffington Post blogger who has been working with Andrew Breitbart on his Pigford story -- calls National Black Farmers Association founder John Boyd the "Fraud of the Week" and accuses ABC News of "media bias." Stranahan's primary rationale is that a 2003 story the network ran on Boyd didn't mention Pigford, the class action lawsuit for black farmers who alleged discrimination by the Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately for Stranahan, the segment does discuss Pigford."...