Saturday, April 18, 2009


The Tea Parties are over.

Their numbers are not final as of this writing, but they are a LOT larger than has been reported thus far by the always dependable MainStream Media.

Janeane Garofalo called Party-goers "a bunch of tea bagging rednecks," adding "this is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up."

Either she did not bother to go to or watch one of the tea parties, or she is just plain lying through her teeth.

I suspect the latter.

Not one TV report or video that I saw of ANY of the tea parties that even MENTIONED the race of the president, or of any body else for that matter, so that comment is just plain ignornant.

CNN's Anderson Cooper repeated the offensive sexual term “tea bagging,” on several occasions.

MSNBC used the term, too, as David Shuster remarked, "...while the parties are officially toothless, the tea baggers are full-throated about their goals." He also said, “…if you are planning simultaneous tea bagging all across the country, you’re going to need a Dick Armey.”

What a guy.

Are you smart enough to see a shared response here?

Of course, it was those brilliant liberals who used the vulgar phrase "tea bagging," not the organizers or attenders of the Tea Parties.

(They're the same bunch that call Pro-Lifers "Anti-Choice" or "Anti-Abortion.")

Dan Harris of ABC asserted: “But critics on the left say this is not a real grassroots phenomenon at all, that it's actually largely orchestrated by people fronting for corporate interests.”

Where did he get THAT idea?

He obviously did not research the origins of the Tea Parties...either that or he was deliberately lying...just like Garofalo.

CBS's Dean Reynolds maintained, “a fistful of rightward leaning Web sites and commentators helped promote the parties."

(I think he might have been referring to Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and others, but he didn't really say.)

Lee Cowan of NBC reported: “organizers insist today's 'tea parties' were organic uprisings of like-minded taxpayers from both parties,” but “some observers suggest not all of it was as home-grown as it may seem.”

Turns out that "some observers" were (was?) only one: NBC News White House reporter Chuck Todd, who said, “A lot of the sentiment is about organizing anti-Obama rallies, getting conservatives excited about the conservative movement again.”

CNN's Susan Roesgen called the Tea Party in Chicago "Obama bashing." She "interviewed" several people and did not let a single one of them finish their statements, interrupting and moving on to the next person.

Roesgen claimed the Tea Party was, “Anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox."

Fact is, Fox reported that the Tea Parties were in the works and what happened at them, while CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and MSNBC treated them either as non-stories or as laughable events.

Seems the MSM treats liberal protests that involve the destruction of property and filthy language with more dignity and respect than they do peaceful protests that disagree with their agenda.

There were four Tea Parties in Southwest Florida that I know of, one in Fort Myers, one in Cape Coral, one in Lehigh Acres and one in Naples.

The Tea Party in Cape Coral was held in spite of the fact that the City Council had "outlawed" it as a security risk.

Fort Myers' Centenial Park holds events regularly, most with vendors using tents and kitchens for "Taste of the Town" parties. They have six or seven thousand at some of those events, even with the vendors' equipment in the way.

Wednesday there were no vendors and there was little room to move around at the Party, which means there were more than six or seven thousand there.

The media reported hundreds in attendance...true only if you mean several tens of hundreds.

Whether national or local, the MainStream Media has abdicated their roles as journalists and shown once again that they are ignorant, socially uneducated, biased SLAVES TO THE PARTY LINE, that of rank liberalism.

Too bad. We really need a watchdog press once again.

ADDENDUM: There's a URL to a really GREAT video at GeeeeeZ


BetteJo said...

It's the superiority that kills me. And that passes for reporting the news? I beg to differ.

Lone Ranger said...

I used to think there was no such thing as a stupid person, but liberals forced me to change my mind. First though, I had to change my definition of "stupid." A stupid person is not someone who is incapable of learning, but someone who refuses to learn. If liberalism is such a great lifestyle, why are they all so unhappy? They wrap themselves in a cocoon of ignorance and surround themselves with a minefield of hatred, anger, arrogance and vulgarity to avoid anything that would change their mind. These are damaged people. You can't reason with them. They can't be swayed by facts. The only thing that can affect them is a life-changing religious experience or trauma. They say a liberal is just a conservative who has never been mugged. 9/11 was a major mugging and a lot of liberals changed their belief system. But a lot didn't. They simply became more hateful, angry, arrogant and vulgar. I'm not a missionary. I don't consider it my duty to save people from the fires. They just have to be resisted whenever they attempt to push their evil agenda until they either give up or die.

Tapline said...

Joe, When the 4th estate fails to be objective, and report the news without bias, it is a sad day for this nation. great post....stay well...

TRUTH 101 said...

You have described what "conservatives" have become to a tee Lone Ranger.
I'd go further but I don't know what Jo-Joe's rules are and he seems like a decent guy.

snaggletoothie said...

I imagine Joe wouldn't mind if you gave some evidence for your claim. Do you have sufficient evidence to support your claim? Or is it as I suspect just the outgrowth of a couple of anecdotes and a lot of personal prejudice?

shoprat said...

I think Obama and his moonbats know that the end may be near for his socialist dream. His lies will soon catch up with him.

Joe said...

BetteJo: Me, too.

Lone Ranger: Changing definitions seems to be the order of the day; eg: marriage.

Tapline: What we need now is a 5th Estate to keep the 4th Estate honest.

Truth 101: My rules are posted on my blog. Just keep it clean and don't attack my other commenters and all will be well. Some people would call me a decent guy...others...

snaggletoothie: I can hardly wait to see Truth 101's evidence.

shoprat: I really hope you are right. (I mean correct...I know you're right, right?)

Susannah said...

"surround themselves with a minefield of hatred, anger, arrogance and vulgarity"

Absolutely!! (Sorry Truth - nothing I've ever seen even comes close to what the Left did to Sarah Palin.) The vitriol & vile, seething hatred aimed @ Sarah Palin STRAIGHT OUT OF THE STARTING GATE was the worst political attach I've ever seen. That's what my very first post is about...Anything the Left fears or can't control (like the potential of a Pro-life Vice Pres., or hundreds of thousands of Americans coming out-of-the-woodwork to lambast their savior & his policies - that's when the heat really gets turned up. Thus, David Shuster, Anderson Cooper (who I thought really had more class), et. al.