On Saturday's Good Morning
America, reporter Mike Von Fremd downplayed the violence of protesters
against Arizona's new immigration law. He spun, "Riot police were called
in to try and control demonstrators protesting outside the capital. Most
were peaceful. A handful threw bottles at police and were arrested."
Yet, ABC derided March's Tea Party rallies as "very ugly," despite the
fact that there were no arrests.
In contrast, on March
20, World News host David Muir scolded, "Protesters against the
[health care] plan gathered on the streets of the capital where late
today we learned words shouted turned very ugly, reports of racial and
homophobic slurs, one protester actually spitting on a Congressman."
Continuing to fret over those opposed the bill, he complained, "Late
word from Washington tonight about just how ugly the crowds gathered
outside the Longworth office building have become."