CNN Dismisses Million Vet March as Tea Party Kooks

"At tea party-like rally, Obama told to ‘put the Quran down.’"

In true CNN fashion, CNN.com has been covering the massive rally in Washington D.C. by veterans against the Obama administration’s vindictive closure of memorial sites by ripping the Tea Party. Instead of covering veterans removing barricades from war memorials and carrying them to the White House, CNN featured this headline: “At tea party-like rally, Obama told to ‘put the Quran down.’” The picture from the rally showed two women holding signs, one reading, “IMPEACH OBAMA” and the other reading “Stand UP for WE THE PEOPLE.”

CNN.com’s report read:

The rally, billed as the "Million Vet March on the Memorials," 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. One speaker went as far as saying the president was a Muslim and separately urged the crowd of hundreds to initiate a peaceful uprising.

CNN has never used such derogatory language with regard to crowd numbers at other events billing themselves as “Million” marches.

CNN then focused on speaker Larry Klayman’s comments, in which, according to CNN, he stated, “I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”

CNN did its best to link everyone present with Klayman’s ridiculous comments, and pointed out the most extreme elements of the crowd:

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. Multiple signs read "Impeach Obama."

At least one vulgar sign could be seen, which was directed more toward Republicans. It read "You can't be a conservative and a p**sy too."

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