Media Forget Dissent Was Encouraged During Bush Years

As so-called journalists negatively depict town hall meeting protesters as an organized angry mob (or worse!), they seem to forget how throughout most of this decade while George W. Bush was president dissent was quite encouraged.

As an example, try to guess who said this in 2003?

I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.

Answer below the fold (h/t Dave Oliver):

Hey media: if a former first lady felt it was okay to stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration, why can't you treat Tea Partiers and town hall protesters with some respect?

Or is it only okay to stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with REPUBLICAN administrations?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.