Media Tries Projection Over 11 Year Old Sob Story

One of the important things to understand about Lefties is that no matter what happens, they think in terms of how they would act/think. They are unable to stretch their sheepled minds out to understand that what happened is something different from what they themselves would do. Therefore, they end up projecting quite a bit. Case in point

State of the health care debate: Talk radio attacks an 11-year old

Conservative talk show hosts and columnists have ridiculed an 11-year-old Washington state boy’s account of his mother’s death as a “sob story” exploited by the White House and congressional Democrats like a “kiddie shield” to defend their health care legislation.

Marcelas Owens, whose mother got sick, lost her job, lost her health insurance and died, said Thursday he’s taking the attacks from Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin in stride.

While Les Blumenthal almost gets it right in the story, that the account was ridiculed, the headline is pure projection, since that is exactly what Liberals would do in that situation: make it personal and attack the messenger, rather than the message. Attacking the message is exactly what Rush, Glenn, and Michelle did.

“These are adults, and he is an 11-year-old boy who lost his mother,” Gina Owens said. “They should be ashamed.”

No, Ma’am, you and the Democrats should be ashamed for using the 11 year old as a kiddie shield. If you put someone up there with a sob story, and something doesn’t jibe, expect the message to be attacked.

“Now this is unseemly, exploitative, an 11-year-old boy being forced to tell his story all over just to benefit the Democrat Party and Barack Obama,” Limbaugh said on March 12, according to a transcript his show. “And, I would say this to Marcelas Owens: ‘Well, your mom would still have died, because Obamacare doesn’t kick in until 2014.'”

Beck, according to a transcript of his March 15 show, pointed out that Owens’ recent trip to Washington was paid for by Healthcare of America, a group that has been lobbying for a health care overhaul.

“That’s the George Soros-funded Obama-approved group fighting for health care,” Beck said. “Since all of the groups are so concerned and involved now, may I ask where were you when Marcelas’ mother was vomiting blood?”

Malkin dismissed Marcelas Owens as “one of Obama’s youngest lobbyists” who has been “goaded by a left-wing activist grandmother,” promoted by Murray and has become a regular on the “pro-Obamacare circuit.”

Did anyone see an attack on on Marcelas? Me neither, because the attacks were on the Democrats use of Marcelas as a prop, a favorite trick of Democrats when they know their POV is complete bunk. The message has been attacked. Democrats, put in the same position as the Republicans, would simply attack the messenger, not the message, as they have done with Joe The Plumber, Sarah Palin, and so many others. But, then, we do not use people, particularly children and the dead, as props.

Awwww, poor Joe Gandelman at the Moderate Voice (snicker) is all upset about this, shows his own projection, writes that he refuses to listen to talk radio, instead, listening to “moderate” stations like NPR, CNN, and the BBC.

If memory serves, there is some other group which uses women and children as human shields. Which one was it?

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