'Media Mash': Media Ignore Belafonte Slam on Tea Party; Amanpour Accuses Conservatives of Inciting Violence

While the "media will wade into a Tea Party event with hundreds of thousands of people looking for that one brain-dead Lyndon LaRouche follower" who says something asinine that they can plaster "all over the news," they have ignored the insane rhetoric coming from featured speakers at last Saturday's "One Nation Working Together" rally, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told viewers of the October 7 edition of "Hannity."

Appearing on last night's 9 p.m. Eastern program for the popular recurring "Media Mash" segment, the Media Research Center quoted the extreme rhetoric of musician Harry Belafonte, which was ignored by the mainstream media:

Let me just read to you what Harry Belafonte said in his speech.

"Perhaps the greatest threat of all is the undermining of our Constitution and the systematic attack against the inalienable rights of the citizens of this nation.... At the vanguard of this insidious attack is the Tea Party.

"This band of misguided citizens is moving perilously close to achieving villainous ends."

 Now ABC was there, they covered that, they could have showed that footage. In case their cameras broke, it's all over every left-wing blog site in America, and yet they won't put it on their national news.

Bozell also addressed ABC "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour's allegation of violence-engendering Islamophobia against Gary Bauer and other social conservatives:

Sean, since 9/11, people like Christiane Amanpour have been lecturing Americans about how we shouldn't be tarring the entire Islamic nation because of the acts of the extremists who attacked us. Well, fine.Then what in the world is she doing tarring all of Christianity and attacking Gary Bauer personally because of some knucklehead in Tennessee who vandalized a mosque?! What a double standard!

For the full segment's MP3 audio, click here. For the full segment's WMV video, click here.

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