Denigrates veterans as Confederate flag waving Tea Party nuts.
October 14, 2013
Markos Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga, the head honcho at the Daily Kos and a documented CIA flunky (see my Daily Kos: CIA Engineered Controlled Opposition?), has posted a celebration of the government’s closure of the World War II Memorial.
Markos, posting under the nom de guerre “Kos,” characterizes WWII vets and other veterans as “several hundred confederate flag waving and impeachment-sign carrying nuts” who did not deserve news coverage by the corporate media “because, really, who gives a shit about a bunch of Tea Party cranks? The Tea Party’s approval ratings are in the toilet. No one outside the fringe likes them anymore.”
The gist of Zúñiga’s tirade is that there were not a million World War II vets at the demonstration over the weekend. “There are more Republicans in Congress than attended this protest. If they had attended this protest, their numbers would’ve swelled to 433 which, while not quite a million, would at least have gotten them a little bit closer,” he writes.
Even the corporate media, however, agrees thousands of veterans attended the rally, removed “barrycades” surrounding the memorial on Sunday, and earlier marched on the White House demanding the national monument be reopened after it was closed, allegedly as a result of a government shutdown that closed national parks but allowed a leviathan federal bureaucracy and its war and welfare machinery to operate without interruption.
CNN joined the CIA op Zúñiga in trashing the vets. The propaganda outfit, known for its collaboration with the Army’s Fourth Psychological Operations Group based at Fort Bragg, in North Carolina, equated the vets with the establishment Republican co-opted Tea Party. On Sunday, CNN said the event “drew far fewer than a million people and evolved into a protest that resembled familiar tea party events from 2009, with yellow ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ flags throughout the crowd and strong anti-Obama language from the podium and the audience.”
CNN, sticking to the government script that equates all opposition to Obama with racism, reported: “Anti-Obama sentiments echoed throughout the crowd Sunday, with one protester yelling out ‘punk’ to describe the president and one speaker saying Obama is not the president of ‘the’ people but ‘his’ people,” or black Americans.
And while CNN and the op Zúñiga made light of the protest and worked to underplay its obvious significance, the establishment responded by dispatching a phalanx of cops, as actor James Woods noted on Sunday:
Thank God we have baton wielding riot police to protect us from 85 yr old vets in wheelchairs. Thanks, Mr. Obama pic.twitter.com/hrxWzMkO18
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 13, 2013