Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Outrage of the Day: Outrageous Tea Party News CoverageSome mainstream news outlets had decent coverage (here is another fair example) of the Tea Parties across the United States, but others, predictably, were awful.
A Chris Parry article for the Vancouver Sun, "Turnout Tepid in U.S. for Modern-Era 'Tea Parties'" struck me as particularly bad, though not as bad as the adult "humor" used to denigrate the Tea Parties by NBC/MSNBC/Newsweek, and the weirdly hostile reaction by a CNN correspondent.
Newsbusters has these well covered. For details, go to:
"CNN Correspondent Claims Tea Parties 'Anti-Government,' 'Anti-CNN'," by Julia A. SeymourThese folks not only aren't journalists, they can't even play one on TV.
"Newsweek's Gross Confronted on 'Teabagging' Schtick," by Matthew Philbin
"CNN's Anderson Cooper: 'It's Hard to Talk When You're Tea-Bagging'," by Matthew Balan
"NBC's Chuck Todd Says Tea Parties Haven't 'Caught On'," by Julia A. Seymour
"MSNBC: The Place for Low-Brow 'Teabag' Humor," by Jeff Poor
P.S. See the National Center for Public Policy Research's pictures of Tea Party events here, here and here.
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Posted by Amy Ridenour at 11:59 PM