Same “reporter,” different Presidents, different coverage.
Apparently Susan Roesgen forgot her coverage of a protest against then President GWB for his response to Katrina. She had no issue with likening the President (GWB) to Hitler and Satan. Fast forward to April 15, 2009: Tea Party demonstrator with a sign depicting Obama as Hitler, Susan felt the need to be confrontational. Does portraying a President as Hitler really help? No. But let’s not say that the lefty elitist media isn’t in the tank for the left or for Democrats.
Rarely is there as transparent an example of liberal media bias as the tantrum thrown by CNN’s Susan Roesgen yesterday while “reporting” on a tea party, but the full extent of her bias only comes into light when you look back at her attitude toward anti-Bush protesters.
In video posted by Paul Chesser from yesterday’s CNN broadcast, Roesgen harassed a man who had a sign in which Obama was portrayed as a fascist with a Hitler mustache. “Why be so hard on the President of the United States though with such an offensive message?” an indignant Roesgen hollered.
Yet back in 2006, when she was covering protests against the Bush administration’s response to Katrina, she jokingly referred to this photo of a man wearing a mask with devil horns and a Hitler mustache as a Bush “look-alike.” (Video available at NewsBusters).