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  • MSNBC, BuzzFeed, HuffPo, WaPo, Report Obama Effigy . . . Fail To Mention Bush’s

    Authorities in Grain Valley, Missouri were forced to shut down a highway Monday morning after a mannequin wearing a mask of President Obama was found hanging from a bridge.

    The news broke almost immediately. Many mainstream media outlets reported the Obama effigy but failed to mention other presidents who have also been similarly disrespected.

    Buzzfeed included their usual visual aids, maps with arrows. But Buzzfeed couldn’t include a picture like the one below which shows an effigy of President Bush at an April 10, 2004 anti-war rally in San Francisco:

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    The Huffington Post did mention “previous presidential effigies” that “have led to Secret Service investigations,” but they only referred to two more example of (you guessed it) Obama Effigies

    I guess Huffpo couldn’t do a simple Google search. If they had, they would’ve easily found this photo of Bush being lynched at a rally in New York.

    Bush terroist effigy

    Both MSNBC and The Washington Post failed to mention that Barack Obama isn’t the only President to be hung in effigy.

    The Most Idiotic Reporting of the Obama Effigy Award goes to Christina Coleman of Global Grind. Ms. Coleman blames the Obama effigy on racism (of course). In an article cleverly titled, “Meanwhile, In Racism,” she wrote, “This week in racism, authorities found a mannequin wearing a President Obama mask hanging from a highway overpass in the Kansas City area.”

    Hey, Christina. I know holding Obama up as the only president in American history to have ever been displayed in such a disrespectful way is a great means to your narrow-minded and racially motivated political end, but you can do better than this.

    It’s hard to cry racism in America when just last month angry Filipino protesters were burning (yes burning) an effigy of Barack Obama in protest against a military pact between that country and the US.

    Just look at those racist Filipino bastards:

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    Effigies are a terribly ineffective way to protest a political figure and the decisions they make. They’re disgusting and indefensible. People do them, from priests to South Koreans.

    But what’s also disgusting is the way the American press flat-out failed to mention that past American presidents have also been hung in effigy.

    It’s these kinds of subtle exercises in media bias that only sow seeds of victimhood among minorities and that have led to more fair-minded Americans distrusting the media.

    And rightfully so.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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