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Media focus on Ryan hecklers at Iowa State Fair, ignore fired up crowd


Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan hit the Iowa State Fair today.

I'm excited to introduce @PaulRyanVP to Iowa today at the #IowaStateFair!

— Kim Reynolds (@KimReynoldsIA) August 13, 2012

DNC chair and Liar McLiarPants, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, tried to make hay over Ryan not being in Florida with Romney today. Gee, Debbie; it’s hard to be in Florida and Iowa at the exact same time, huh? His math witch dark magic hasn’t advanced enough to cover cloning abilities or astral projection yet.

President Obama is set to hit the fair later, with strict orders from his Food Police wife:

Obama says he's on the way to the Iowa State Fair later today but adds, "Michelle has told me I cannot have a fried Twinkie."

— Matt Viser (@mviser) August 13, 2012

Lame. What’s an Iowa State Fair jaunt without deep-fried goodness? As for Rep. Paul Ryan? Well, the lapdog media decided to breathlessly report a few random, and violent, hecklers. See, rubes? People totally hate him and stuff! Also, he won’t answer questions. Or something.

#Paul Ryan gets heckled while speaking at the Iowa State Fair. Two protesters are removed from the crowd PO-83MO & PO-84MO

— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) August 13, 2012

VP Candidate Paul Ryan Stop at #IowaStateFair, Hecklers and Apparent Arrest | #RomneyRyan2012 @PatchPolitics

— Ankeny Patch (@AnkenyPatch) August 13, 2012

@GottaLaff: RT @igorvolsky: Protesters yelling "stop the war on the middle class" as Ryan speaks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.”

— Ron Thornton (@RonThornton) August 13, 2012

Ryan won't answer reporter questions at Iowa State Fair: "We can play stump the VP later." via @buzzfeed

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 13, 2012

BuzzFeed’s article is titled Ryan Heckled At First Solo Event. Yet, from the article itself, it’s clear the violent “hecklers” are Obama supporters.

“Woah…hey…alright…she must not be from Iowa,” said a dumbfounded Ryan as the woman got on stage.

The officers bounded out from behind the stage to pull her down, saying “She just punched a volunteer.”

Ryan continued to deliver his stump speech over shouts of “stop the war on the poor” “stop the war on the middle class” and “stop the war on the common good,” with those heckles at times drowned out by chants of “U-S-A.”

New tone! What civility! Um. A Romney volunteer was assaulted!

More reports back up allegations of assault by a Paul Ryan protester:

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 13, 2012

That doesn’t stop the lapdogs from trying to spin it as a positive for Obama, natch.

Via @IowaCityPatch – Protestors heckle @PaulRyanVP "in what could fairly be described as a mixed but largely hostile crowd." #iowastatefair

— Alex Heuer (@alexheuer) August 13, 2012

Oh, really? What about this?

RT @jeffzeleny Ryan draws more than protesters at Iowa State Fair: Also draws a Palin-size GOP crowd.

— Corbin Hiar (@CorbinHiar) August 13, 2012

.@paulryanvp addresses an enthusiastic crowd at the Iowa State Fair

— Michael Steel (@michael_steel) August 13, 2012

RT @dansenor: More from Iowa State Fair with @PaulRyanVP.

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) August 13, 2012

@PaulRyanVP arrives at the soapbox at the. Iowa State Fair this afternoon. @OWHnews

— Andrew Nelson (@nelson_aj) August 13, 2012

@PaulRyanVP held his own @ Iowa State Fair — was heckled by thugs from @BarackObama camp — who else is sick of this kind of politics?

— T.J. (@TJB86) August 13, 2012

Saw Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate at the #IowaStateFair

— Emily Blackford (@emilyyblackford) August 13, 2012

More on-the-scene reports:

RT @seanhackbarth: RT @susanferrechio: Ryan greeting people at Iowa fair

— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) August 13, 2012

Once again, citizens on Twitter debunk a media-created false narrative. Well done, happy warriors!

Update: Other media outlets calling violent protesters “spirited.”  Dissent is patriotic again, huh? What happened to “un-American”?

Bias much? USAToday calls hecklers who tried to ambush Paul Ryan on stage at Iowa St Fair "spirited"==>

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 13, 2012

Bias much? USAToday calls hecklers who tried to ambush Paul Ryan on stage at Iowa St Fair "spirited"==>

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 13, 2012


@snarkandboobs @Twitchymedia What names did Media call DC's Neil Munro for calling out a question?

— Kathy Jacobs (@kkeejj) August 13, 2012

Ah, yes! Where is all the pearl-clutching?

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