@freep - Did you Tweet about Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day? It's not in your feed. Please compare numbers in your news coverage.— Diane Korzeniewski (@TeDeumBlog) August 3, 2012
Weird! How can this be? Out: Actual reporting. In: Lame attempts at media-created false narratives.
Ha! But, that’s not completely accurate. As Twitchy reported, the media did make some mention of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Not to report on its epic success, of course. They only made mention in order to label it a “day of intolerance.” See, as always, it is a case of “tolerance” for thee, but not for me. Tolerance tyrants, including those in the media, think tolerance is a one-way street. Submit … or else.
Further, they are willfully refusing to understand the basic concept of the support for Chick-fil-A. It’s not about gay people. It is about free speech, individual liberties and standing up to bullies.
Bingo. Gay people; Squee! They are so totally cool. The only thing lacking is the pats on their purty, little heads. How condescending, media.
Plus, it helps further the false narrative that this is about “hate” for gay people. This is also why you won’t see any of these pictures today; hateful, intolerant Chick-fil-A staff providing free water and gracious, courteous attention to the people protesting their business and threatening their livelihoods. Now with more hateful graffiti.
Thankfully, new media and “just bloggers” report from on-the-scene and they report things accurately. Twitter users who know not to rely on the dangerously biased media are calling the media out for their pitiful water carrying ways.
The Weekly Standard reports on the abysmal lack of Chick-fil-A appreciation day coverage. Journalistic integrity? Journalists don’t need no stinkin’ integrity!
But you wouldn’t know anything about the national phenomenon by reading the front pages of most of the country’s leading newspapers. There’s no mention of Chick-fil-A on the front pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, theSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel, and the Boston Globe. The front pages of USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle have small headlines about the restaurant, while Chick-fil-A’s hometown paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, fits in a story below the fold under the heading, “Chick-fil-A Controversy.” And the front pages of major news websites are quiet in their coverage as well.
But what will they do when today turns out to be a bust, as it is so far?
HuffPo is begging for photos, while calling Chick-fil-A hateful, natch. No, really. They are begging for them in a desperate attempt to show some kind of “protest” action.
Even if you aren’t actually going to the kiss-in, because slacktivism is hard, send pics anyway. So they have something to falsely paint as a success! How pitiful.
But where are they? Where are the photos of the massive crowds, like there were on Appreciation Day?
Wait, here is one. Full of bigotry and disgusting Christian-bashing.
Heh. Fail, media and “protesters.”
Where are the photos? Where are the massive crowds? Oh, wait.
Americans are still supporting Chick-fil-A and are still refusing to submit to bullying. Chick-fil-A was trending all day during Appreciation Day. Picture services were overwhelmed with pictures. Today? Not so much.
This Twitter user leaves the “protesters” with some food for thought.
A tale of two pictures tells it all. Here is the “massive,” media-worthy protest today.
Look at that oh-so-huge crowd!
And here is one from Appreciation Day.
Huh. Wonder why the media swept the second one under the lapdog rug? Does the sight of freedom-loving Americans frighten them?
Update: Proof of failure and media bias.
That’s right. They used a photo of the huge crowd on Appreciation Day for their article about the “kiss-in” protest. What, no actual pictures from today? Too humiliating to show?