The Coast Guard is confirming Friday morning that one of its female officers in uniform was spit on an harassed while near the Occupy Boston protest.
“The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her,” MyFoxBoston.com reports.
Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid Occupy Boston protesters while in uniform.
Watch the local Fox report:
“The peaceful protestors say the violence wasn’t supposed to happen and a group of anarchists were the ones rebelling. They say they do not condone that type of behavior,” MyFoxBostong.com says.
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey isn’t buying it, however:
A spokesman for Occupy Boston tells Fox that anyone could have shown up at their protest to spit on and harass Coast Guard officers in an attempt to “defamate” the movement. Uh, sure. Two men spent time at Occupy Boston just on the off chance that a uniformed member of the armed forces might walk by so that they could spit on her — just to discredit the movement?
And that raises other question: Does the Occupy Boston crowd encourages and foster this type of behavior?
I know that this is already going to be the first reaction to this story among readers, but let me state it anyway. Had even one Tea Party rally resulted in 140 arrests, defecation on police cars, speakers calling for a violent French Revolution-style change in society, or members of the military getting attacked with spit and epithets, would the national media have offered such a balanced report — or would the media have used any of these incidents to warn America about the latent hate and violence in the movement?
The answer seems obvious. Knowing the left’s fondness for scare tactics, had members of the Tea Party engaged in any of the aforementioned behavior, the media would be warning of increases in rape, murder and that women would die on the floor.