RNC communications director Sean Spicer sent out an email Tuesday saying, “Democratic leaders have spent the last week championing the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, yet in the midst of protestors’ extreme anti-Semitic, anti-Israel comments, they’ve been silent.”
“Democrats were quick to single out any instances of perceived extremism among Tea Party supporters,” Spicer added. “But with Occupy Wall Street, they turn a blind eye.”
Similarly, Dana Loesch, writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website, brought the Nazi smear to CNN on Tuesday evening immediately after the Republican debate. She claimed the endorsements were something “that we didn’t see with the tea party.”
But both the RNC and Loesch have been silent on how the tea party has been endorsed by controversial figures and groups as well.
Of course, none of which is to say that Nazis or white supremacists represent the majority of grassroots activists who attended ‘Occupy’ or tea party rallies — it’s just a series of details too often left out by members of the partisan press.
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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