March 22, 2009
A bus tour to the Connecticut homes of AIG executives organized by a small party of activists angered by bonuses paid to staff of the bailed-out insurer drew more reporters than protesters on Saturday.
In the tour, dubbed "Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous," protesters took a bus that picked up passengers in Hartford and Bridgeport for a 2-1/2 hour trip to see the swanky homes of American International Group executives in exclusive Fairfield County and to AIG's Wilton offices.
The event was organized by Connecticut Working Families, a small liberal political party.
And had this been, say, a group of conservatives brownshirt thugs on a bus tour of the homes of Hollywood leftists who didn't like [insert policy decision here]? FASCISM!!!1!one!!eleventy1!!1!
Oh, and this is rich...
"It seemed like a fun thing to do," said Brian Mills, a 23-year-old student, before an organizer shooed away reporters, telling them to speak with "designated speakers."
Whatever happened to freedom of the press? If Helen Thomas gets moved back a couple of rows, we're living in Nazi Germany all over again, but reporters aren't supposed to speak to anybody but the official Party Line spokespropagandists? Not a problem.
It's gonna be a fun four years. I say that because I plan on drinking a lot and pointing out this hypocrisy. The other shit will probably be scary as hell. Thus, the drinking.
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