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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:35 PM

James O'Keefe style editing of the Michigan right to work protests

The Michigan protesters appear to be the victims of agent(s) provocateur.


Thursday, December 13, 2012
Michigan Punch-fest: ANOTHER Jame's O'Keefe-style Lie on Fox
There appears to be some problems with the right wing narrative that so loves to portray themselves as poor pitiful victims when they are not.

The right has adopted an immoral and unethical willingness to lie, to engage in deceptive practices, to fake, and to engage in agent provocateur set ups they initiate, including pretending to be part of a group they are not. This ranges from people infiltrating and then behaving disruptively or badly as part of a group to which they do not actually belong, as occurred with the Occupy events, in an attempt to discredit people behaving properly, to other activities like running Republican candidates as fake Democrats in order to disrupt Democratic primaries. It is part of their larger unethical conduct with election tampering that misled people on where their polling place was, on when elections were scheduled, on how to vote absentee, and phone banking calls and robo calls dis informing (deliberate deception as a tactic) as distinct from misinforming people that they had voted by signing recall and other petitions. The right is not a 'values' party at all, but they have to wrap themselves in that label to hide how value-less they really are, the way they wrap themselves in the flag to hide their true agendas.

The GOP in desperation, and it's media arm Faux news, have no moral or ethical boundaries as they become more and more desperate with their well-deserved losses. The public is catching on, and the public doesn't like being lied to, or the right wing liars. Extensive public fact checking has been broadly considered to be one of the reasons Romney/Ryan lost so very badly. The facts were not on their side, their ideas were not good, but they became much less persuasive when shown up as serial liars and flip floppers who would say anything they didn't mean to anyone to try to win.

The right has a severe credibility problem. Incidents like the one below do not help them. When facts are not their friend, when the right does not get their way by fair means, they resort to foul means and the right also resorts to violence.

For example. in the Michigan kerfuffle, Fox News deliberately misled and deceived their viewers. Selective editing is different from editing to deceive.

But more than that, the whole story, as we noted yesterday, of unions collapsing a tent as some sort of out of control thuggish behavior is a lie. The Americans for Prosperity collapsed their own tent, in the kind of conduct which is attributed to agent provocateur. It was union protesters who HELPED get people out of the collapsed tent, which showed more care for the people under the tent than their own colleagues bothered to show. Because it appears that the individuals who ACTUALLY collapsed the tent may have been caught on cell phone video, and because the AFP stunt has been reported to law enforcement, I can only hope that surveillance footage and other camera and phone footage will show the truth, including images which we can only hope will identify the real perpetrator.

read more here, including a posting of the respective video footage.

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Reply James O'Keefe style editing of the Michigan right to work protests (Original post)
Dog Gone at Penigma Dec 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #1
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #2
wicket Dec 2012 #3
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Response to Dog Gone at Penigma (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:46 PM

1. Do you have a link??

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:14 PM

2. The right wingers keep doing this because it keeps working

How many elections did Phil Parlock get away with claiming he was abused at a Democratic rally? 2 or 3 times before he was finally called out in 2004.

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:52 PM

3. Link please?

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:06 PM

4. Crowder is only a comedian and a blogger.

He is not a newsman of any sort. He is a self-described comedian. Read about him on his web site. stevencrowder.com

And unfortunately, Tweety fell for this ruse. He was outraged.

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:37 PM

6. sorry! thought the link was in

and didn't get back here to double check! Thanks!

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