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escribacat On March - 21 - 2010

Yesterday, several United States Congressmen were heckled by teabaggers, who used racist and homophobic slurs. One congressman was spit on. Here’s a quick survey of how this story is being presented:

Huffington Post
Members Of Congress Called ‘Ni**er,’ ‘Fa**ot,’ Spat On By Tea Party Protesters

NY Times
Spitting and Slurs Directed at Lawmakers

FoX News
Tea Party Organizer Condemns Racial Slurs

Drudge
Not mentioned

USA Today
Boehner: Anti-gay, racial slurs ‘reprehensible’

CNN
House Republicans denounce racial slurs hurled at Democrats

ABC News
Health Care Opposition Turns Ugly

MSNBC
Rep.: Protesters Yelled Racial Slurs

Politico
Steele, Boehner: Slurs don’t represent protests

Here are the headlines in front of today’s historic vote on health care reform.

Huffington Post
HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Fox News
Republicans Say Dems Don’t Have the Votes

CNN
House Democrats confident they’ve got health care votes

Drudge
VOTE FOR YOUR LIFE!

AP
Democrats predict health bill will pass House

NY Times
Vote on Health Bill Today Caps a Journey Back From the Brink

ABC News
Health Care Tipping Point? ‘We Have the Votes,’ Key Democrat Says

BBC
Democrats ‘have votes on health’

Reuters
Heading for a close vote

LA Times
Democrats say they have votes needed to pass healthcare bill

MSNBC
Dems: ‘We have the votes’ for health bill
Boehner: Democrats ‘don’t have the votes yet’

Categories: News & Politics

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  1. PepeLepew says:

    I don’t ever want to hear another Teabagger claim there is no racism within the Teabag movement after this.

  2. nellie says:

    Interesting headline from MSNBC. It tells a story, doesn’t it?

    I love this feature, E. Thanks again.

  3. KQuark says:

    Cheers Escribat a great roundup.

    Drudge or course is the most hypocritical by far. This is a vote to save thousands of lives.


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