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Observations on the coverage or lackthereof the Tea Parties.

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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.

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look around. they do. that's life.

these people aren't being covered or treated any differently than anyone else. but like i said, because they have never taken to the streets before, they had no idea they were going to be met with ridicule. that's how ALL protests are met by the american public and the media.

before fox news covering this, when was the last time you saw a protest being covered on tv in a respectful, straight forward manner? because i don't think i ever have. the only time protests are ever ever mentioned by the media are when they have the opportunity to portray it as a riot or a joke of some kind.

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.

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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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