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Observations on the coverage or lackthereof the Tea Parties.

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If the Saints didn't suck so bad then both Ds and Rs would get behind rebuilding NO. Unfortunately the NO zoo is still the best thing about NO.

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nah, New Orleans has a ton more going for it than most cities of its size.

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find me an MSNBC/CNN, CNBC or even the evil empire Fox making infantile, disparaging remarks of a protest. Making fun of someones sign or whether or not they work is middle of the road and safe.

Going on air and taking it to the level of what Schuster said Im baffled.

Instead of a good conversation that could open up to an adult discussion on why these folks are even to this point we get morons acting like they are 15 yrs old.

Schuster was doing a comedy segment on Countdown, a comedy/opinion show.

a better example would be Anderson Cooper making the jokes, because he portrays himself as a serious news reporter. i've thought since he made those jokes that it was stupid of him.

but as for your request, here. 100% peaceful protest. people walking down the street, chanting to end the war. that is a good protest.

Fox reporter walks directly into the middle, against the flow of the crowd, and talks about how "heated" and "rowdy" it is. when nobody wants to talk to him, he accuses them of not believing in freedom of speech. "do you not believe in freedom?!"

do you think that is fair coverage of their protest? to me it looks exactly like the CNN reporter that people have been complaining about. she even got shouted and sworn at like this guy.

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more.

BARNES: These demonstrators are both morally vacuous, they're stupid, they're disingenuous.

BARNES: You know, I was struck by how uninformed and morally empty these demonstrations were.

HANNITY: I want to -- you saw the protests over the weekend. Some of the placards on display. "The unelected idiot is going to start World War III." "Bush, stop your terror." "Bush, the baby killer." "Illegally installed, immorally behaved." "Spoiled fascist cowboy." You get the idea.

(those signs sound familiar?)

HANNITY: And I there's a lot of anti-Americanism and, frankly, there are a lot of anti-Semitic statements in some of the different protests.

HANNITY: All right, take a look at the protesters carrying forth the legacy of Gandhi and Martin Luther King -- shivering in the snow as they protest the Earth's rising temperature as a foot of snow falls. Now, maybe it's just a coincidence that nearly every global warming protest occurs on the exact same day that we have a major snowstorm, or maybe the big guy up there is trying to send a message to these people. We report; we'll let you decide.

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if you're looking specifically for "infantile," that is hard because until now nobody has named their protest something like "the reach-around." but i think i've provided plenty enough disparaging covering, and i'm sure you can reasonably deduce my point.

protests of any sort simply are not covered favorably by the american media.

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really any news organization covering these events from a partial perspective is impelled to report them as the shams they are

any attempts to defend them as otherwise are either arguments made from ignorance or bad faith.

something as transparent and poorly organized as these tea bagging fiestas hurts not only public discourse but legitimate protests

both the people who took their lunch break to hold up a sign they were handed at the protest and the people defending them from their couch on the internet most likely have no experience of actual grassroots organizing or protest and are ignorant of the history of successful demonstrations.

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also for any of you thinking that the opinions of the red eye are those worth paying attention to, the show is run by a guy who used to be the editor of political juggernaut Maxim UK and is run at 3 AM on weekday nights.

yes, a show so stupid and banal that not even fox will put it in a slot when anyone will watch it. as someone who frequently doesn't get in until well past midnight, red eye is a televised trainwreck, and i doubt any of the hosts aren't coked out of their minds when they go on.

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Why would other networks cover FOX News sponsored events?

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I know it's narrow minded but I don't think I can ever associate myself with conservatives after Katrina. The things I've heard from idiots like Beck, Limbaugh, and every day 'necks makes my blood boil. So hypocritical, let's drop 3trillion in Baghdad but not rebuild one of our country's gretest cities! Wasteful spending is what they called it.

It was wasteful spending. New Orleans is below sea level.

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find me an MSNBC/CNN, CNBC or even the evil empire Fox making infantile, disparaging remarks of a protest. Making fun of someones sign or whether or not they work is middle of the road and safe.

Going on air and taking it to the level of what Schuster said Im baffled.

Instead of a good conversation that could open up to an adult discussion on why these folks are even to this point we get morons acting like they are 15 yrs old.

This is my take on it, pstall.

When Obama won the election, all these lefties in the media took it as a sign that America was as in love with Obama as they were. They didn't realize that half of Obama's votes were simply votes against the party that gave us this war. When the economy kept tanking, and McCain named a right wing beauty queen as his VP, that sealed the deal.

It hurts these people....literally hurts their feelings....to find out that America isn't in love with Obama. They think "damn, my country isn't as enlightened as I thought it was." And they ridicule the people who don't like seeing tax and spend in times like these as racists, Fox news sheep, etc.

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MSNBC will go the way of Air America...That channel is hate filled from it bowel. But, then, most liberals are hate filled as well...They're just too damn self-absorbed and arrogant to admit it.

Again, have to agree with the point of this thread in the way the events were covered on such a juvenile level. I mean, MSNBC and CNN were scraping the bottom for credibility to begin with, but now, WOW!!! Jon Stewart is more respected for his commentary than these gas bags.

And as for sustaining this protest process? I think it will become an annual event for sure. Atleast until our corrupt fed government gets its act together. This spending is out of control. FACT!

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