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‘Through a Plate Glass Window’: How Liberal Media De-Legitimize Dissent

Patterico did a post yesterday about the “Accuse the Accusers” strategy that I meant to link and discuss at length, but I didn’t get around to it because new outrages were piling up quicker than I could keep track. In just the past couple of days: Stephen Crowder got sucker-punched in the head by Michigan […]


Lee Stranahan returned my phone call today. He was in Lansing, Michigan, to cover this week’s union goonfest for, and he told me the story of what happened to Clint Tarver. Clint is a beloved local figure, his hot dog stand across from the Michigan state capitol being a sort of institution, a landmark. […]

Accuse the Accusers: @scrowder Gets the Left’s ‘Plate Glass Window’ Treatment

After yesterday’s incident in which labor union activists tore down an Americans for Prosperity tent in Lansing and sucker-punched Stephen Crowder, this headline zoomed up the Memorandum aggregation: Breitbart Folks Appear to Fake Violence in Lansing Huh? This was a decidedly odd piece of blogging: The claim that somehow the union thug clobbering Crowder was part […]

Unions Boycott Democrat Convention

Ken Binversie at explains: North Carolina has a Democratic governor, Bev Perdue, and sent its electoral votes to Barack Obama in 2008, but it’s still a right-to-work state. That means employees in the Tar Heel State are free to choose to join a union — or not. Because of this, North Carolina has the […]

Democrats, Unions Bankroll 527 Group Attacking Massachusetts Republican

BOSTON — Charles Baker is the Republican candidate challenging Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Lately, Baker has been targeted by attack ads from a group called “Bay State Future,” headed by Barbara Weniger. But this group is actually a front for Democrats and labor unions: The more than $2 million worth of negative ads, aired by […]

The Left’s New Political Judo Tactic Revealed!

by Smitty Gateway Pundit reports on the arrest of 25 SEIU demonstrators at a single event, as opposed to 0 people at Tea Party protests which numberd. . .a lot. One sees that this is all really a double-secret head fake. If SEIU can just lure the Tea Parties into a game of one-upsmanship, then […]

Union Rank-and-File in Massachusetts Deserted Democrats in Droves

The Wall Street Journal today notes that Republican Scott Brown got more union votes than Martha Coakley. That would be big news if I hadn’t already reported a week ago that SEIU members were supporting Brown and if I hadn’t reported on Election Day that an AFSCME local official was supporting Brown. The plural of […]

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