Signs Portraying Obama As Hitler Appear At Leftist Protests, Media Ignores It

Back in 2009 signs depicting President Obama as Hitler were spotted at tea parties around the nation, and the mainstream media was quick to seize on them as evidence of how racist and extremist the movement is. Images of the signs were played endlessly on networks like NBC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

But it turned out that it wasn’t tea parties who had the signs. It was disciples of Lyndon LaRouche, a seven-time candidate for the Democrat nomination for President. But that didn’t stop leftists from continuing to use the signs as a talking point against the tea party.

Well, over the weekend the very same Obama-as-Hitler signs showed up at anti-capitalism protests in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It was the same LaRoucher’ers who had the sign (you can see the URL for a LaRouch website at the bottom of the signs), but will the media react the same way? Will these protesters be branded as extremists because of the presence of these signs in the same way the tea party protesters were?

I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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