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Media Monday: Union unison

| Monday, March 14, 2011 12:00 a.m

Here are some of the outrageous quotes from the liberal media about union demonstrations in Wisconsin, courtesy of the Media Research Center:

No agenda here: “We turn now to that outrage you just heard about in Wisconsin, where the Republican-controlled Senate voted last night to cut collective bargaining rights for public employees.”

— NBC’s Ann Curry on the “Today” show, neglecting to mention that state’s runaway Democrats.

It’s racism! (again): Host Lawrence O’Donnell: “The Republican Party is saying that the president of the United States has bosses, that the union bosses this president around … . Does that sound to you like they are trying to consciously or subconsciously deliver the racist message that, of course, of course, a black man can’t be the real boss?”

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm: “Wow, I hadn’t thought about the racial overtones … .”

— An exchange on MSNBC’s “The Last Word.”

And taxpayers’ rights?: “We’ve seen the public employees say, ‘We’ll pay more for our health care and pensions, but you can’t take away our rights.’ Have the governors here gone too far?”

— ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on “Good Morning America.”

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