False Equivalency at the Rallies

Chez reports:

Just a few minutes ago, CNN’s Jim Acosta did a report on this weekend’s big One Nation liberal protest in DC; he managed to make it about a minute-and-a-half into his report before dutifully pointing out that the rally was essentially the flip side of the tea party coin — that the event had quite a bit in common with the Glenn Beck inspired tea bagger rallies we’ve seen pop up ad nauseam over the last several months.

His proof of this? Acosta said there were some of those “controversial signs we’ve seen so much of this election season.” In fact, he says he saw one that read, “Axis of Ignorance: Republicans, Tea Party and Fox News.”

So “Axis of Ignorance” is the equivalent of a flagrantly racist sign depicting the president as a witch doctor with a bone through his nose? In other words, just about any sort of negative sign is equally as awful as racism. Check. Good job, CNN. Good job entirely trivializing the most awful political messaging we’ve seen in years.

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