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Hammer and cycle flags at a May Day Parade? I know nothing. Nooooothiiiiiiing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While covering a May Day rally in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday, NBC New York reporter Ida Siegal was cornered and asked if her network planned to show the communist imagery the protesters were displaying. Hilarity ensued when Siegal immediately became defensive, denying she had seen any communist imagery and asking of the “Hammer-and-Sickle” flags: “What do they represent?”

“You guys are with channel 4 news,” the videographer noted while addressing Siegal and her production team. “Are you guys going to show any of the people with Hammer and Sickle flags?”

“I haven’t seen any of those flags,” Siegal replied amid the din of the ongoing protests activity. “What do they represent?”

Charles Cooke of NRO attempts to help her out with these examples; perhaps fellow NBC colleagues Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow would be invaluable for finding additional examples.

Related: It’s the annual return of the son of the “Mostly Peaceful” protest meme in the MSM. And found via Twitchy, Blogger Kevin in ABQ charts exactly how the media covers “a gathering:”

Or as Iowahawk tweets, “Conservative: a liberal who’s been mugged. Anarchist: a liberal caught on camera mugging. #MayDay”

All of which brings to mind the cartoon from October of 2011 analyzing the difference between a violent, radical Tea Partier, and a “mostly peaceful” Occupy/May Day type: