Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tea Party Pooper
Yesterday, a bunch of people who don't like taxes (who likes taxes?) protested in cities across America. They don't like runaway government spending, bailouts, and all the other things their taxes have been or will eventually be paying for.
This clip of CNN reporter Susan Roesgen "being harassed" by a group of protesters speaks volumes about the liberal bias of CNN, the liberal bias of most of the media, and how many elitist liberals view conservatives: as a lower form of life, some kind of missing link between the chimp and human.
That might be the first time I've seen a reporter for a legitimate news outlet start an argument with her subject. And the guy she's interviewing is a total moron, too. "Lincoln's primary thing was that people have the right to liberty." Huwhat?
But anyway, this elitist CNN reporter starts arguing with this clod. When she's done, she goes back to conversing with the anchor. "I think you get the general tenor of this. It's anti-government, anti-CNN, since this is highly promoted by the right-wing, conservative network - Fox... since this is not really family viewing..."
Well, I don't remember any "promoting" on Fox. I remember hearing about this grassroots movement, which grew organically. Fox covered it as it was, y'know, NEWS after all.
Then Susan starts yelling at those conservative Neanderthals again.
Maybe the crowd was anti-CNN because CNN has a tendency to belittle conservative views, to ridicule people like Rick Santelli, and to simultaneously glorify liberal causes. But that's preposterous.
Frankly, I think the "Tea-Party" was pretty stupid. Obama's President, he controls the House and Senate, protest with your votes in November 2010. But people have the right to protest. Could you imagine Susan Roesgen confronting anti-war protesters?
I think not.
But you know what, CNN isn't that biased. They're just a dumbed down 24 hour PowerPoint presentation. These days, the media in general is simply fucked up, and quite frankly, utterly useless.
This is 11 minutes long... COME ON!
Posted by rob at 12:00 PM