Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Watch the video again HERE.

Now, don't go believing your own eyes peasant scum, listen to the wisdom of the Washington Post, as they stand up for Lurch the beloved public servant and try to villainize what they sneeringly refer to as the "self-described students" in what many of the talking heads are calling "an ambush interview", as opposed to the "journalism" they practice.

"Who are you?" asked Etheridge, grabbing one of the cameras and pointing it down -- a move more typically seen from Hollywood bodyguards than congressmen. The second camera rolled as Etheridge, irritated, held the wrist of the first cameraman, then pulled the student to his side and grabbed him in a hug.

So who are the students? I don't know. The National Republican Congressional Committee tells me they didn't send them, and "DCCameraGuy" has yet to respond to my e-mail. But without any name or organizational support, just by riling up a member of Congress, the students have created the first conservative meme of the week. They seem to have learned from organizations such as ThinkProgress that any video of a member acting strangely, no matter how grainy, is grist for the Web.
That's right boys and girls. Ol' Lurch was just giving the boy a hug. Awww. Isn't that sweet. (I'd be willing to bet if that student was 6'4" and 250 lbs the brave Congresscritter wouldn't have been man-handling him.)

No one noticed, though, until today, when Andrew Breitbart's Big Government posted the video -- an edited version posted at another YouTube account -- with a commentary from editor Mike Flynn.

No one noticed? Isn't that the press' JOB to notice and report on such things rather than (1) Try to cover up/ignore the story (2) skew the story (3) make excuses for the congresscritter (4) accuse the victems (5) sweep it under the rug because Lurch said he "profoundly regrets" what happened.

You can rest assured that no charges of any kind will be filed and there will be no Congressional recriminations or censure from Nancy "The Dunce" Pelosi or anyone else on the Hill.

So we see once again that we have a ruling elite class, a sort of self-proclaimed royalty, and the rules for them are certainly not the same rules for you, proletariat filth. Just shut up, pay your taxes, and be thankful for their "public service".

Some animals are more equal than others.

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