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Bozell: Where were the calls for civility during Occupy Wall Street? [VIDEO]

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      Ginni Thomas

      Virginia Thomas, 54, is a special correspondent for the Daily Caller producing videos of emerging leaders and educators in the public square. Her ear is to the ground outside the Washington Beltway as a social entrepreneur. Previously, she was the founder of LibertyCentral.org (nonprofit for citizen activists), and has worked at The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College's Washington office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the senior levels of the legislative and executive branches of government. She has maintained her midwestern authenticity after 30 years in Washington, D.C. and enjoys motor homing and the Nebraska Cornhuskers with her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas. Her degrees are: Business Communication & Political Science from Creighton University, and J.D. from Creighton Law School (Omaha, NE).

With the Occupy Wall Street protests seemingly a thing of the past, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell did a post-mortem comparison of how the establishment news media covered the occupiers and the tea party.

The same outlets that urged civility and opposed heated rhetoric in the tea party praised the at-times outlandish behavior of the Occupy movement, Bozell said.

“Every time a conservative takes a stand on something that is in any way divisive … we’re given lectures on the need for civility. And you’ve heard all those lectures,” he told The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. “Did you hear a single lecture from those same hypocrites about the need for civility when it came to those with Occupy Wall Street?”

“You never heard the Chris Matthews and the Olbermanns and all those people who are pontificating against the tea party, you’ve never heard them demand that these people show not just civility, but the maturity of a 12-year-old.”

The disparity, Bozell explained, is an example of the left-leaning bias of many news commentators and reporters.

Look for the full interview with Bozell Monday.

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