Thursday, April 16, 2009

CNN in Chicago

And this is the state of American media today, a "reporter" contemptuously badgering a "tea party" demonstrator, cutting off the point he was making so she can get on her own soapbox, and then commenting on the "threatening tenor" when other demonstrators tell her to let the guy speak. Appalling. (Via HotAir).

I think my favorite part is where she interjects, as the man is explaining how Lincoln stood for self-reliance and individual responsibility, that Illinois is going to receive $50 billion in stimulus funds, as if that somehow rebuts his point. They just don't get it.


Cheryl said...

You're right--that is appalling. And they say Fox is biased. I would agree Fox is more in line with my world view--that's why I watch them--but in my experience they go out of their way to present both sides and I have never seen them treat anyone like that (except maybe when Shep Smith put that Peterson guy in his place--you know, the murderer? And he had it coming).

I have been disappointed to see the tea parties so closely identified with taxes. I guess given that they happened on April 15 it makes sense. But it's not just about taxes. It's about fascism and the government Leviathan and freedom. And you're right, the MSM (except for Fox) doesn't seem to get that.

Maybe these tea parties should have happened on July 4 rather than April 15.

Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake said...

Mark Hemingway passes on what happened after this little tirade.