Monday, July 5, 2010
Why the Media Struggles with the Tea Party
Why is it so hard for the media to grasp the Tea Party? It’s not like they are using a cipher code to send out their message. The message seems pretty simple to me: Be a representative of the people or be voted out. Stick with the constitution, meaning shy away from “interpreting” what the constitution means, or be voted out.
I think the real struggle for the media is that they (the media) have become so far removed from the reality of life and they are surrounded by themselves that they can’t tell they are knee deep in their own crap. I mean look at George Stephanopoulos who is a political commentator for ABC. Are you kidding me? Just put a skirt on him and give him pompoms! He’s a cheerleader for the Democratic Party, without the ability to be fair or unprejudiced. Wikipedia tells us that, “Prior to joining ABC News, he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and later became the White House Communications Director.” For heaven’s sake he worked for Wild Bill Clinton! That is just one example of the obvious bias of the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party also known as network news. They don’t get it because they think they are the keepers and guiders of all social upheavals and struggles.
The Tea Party is about normal American citizens who are tired of their elected representatives not representing them. That includes Republicans who the have failed to push conservative values and agenda items. This is different than the lame Coffee Party (where are they?) which only came into being to try to counter the Tea Party movement and not to question the motives and action of their own Democratic leadership.
Memo to the media: Start telling the truth and showing both sides fairly or eventually we will watch another channel, listen to another radio station and use the internet to find unbiased or at least alternate coverage.