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Bloviating Zeppelin: It's Statistically Proven: US Media Refuses To Cover TEA Parties And Shows Its Bias:

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's Statistically Proven: US Media Refuses To Cover TEA Parties And Shows Its Bias:


An executive summary from the Media Research Center:

The Tea Party movement launched one year ago, in response to the unprecedented expansion of government by President Barack Obama and congressional liberals, a massive increase in spending that will create economy-crushing fiscal burdens for future generations of taxpayers.

So how have the supposedly objective media covered one of the biggest political stories in recent years? MRC analysts reviewed every mention of the Tea Party on the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening newscasts, Sunday talk shows, and ABC’s Nightline from February 19, 2009 (when CNBC contributor Rick Santelli first suggested throwing a “Tea Party” to protest government takeovers) through March 31, 2010. Among the major findings (in part - BZ):

■ Given its demonstrated influence, network coverage of the Tea Party has been minuscule. Across all of their major programs, ABC, CBS and NBC aired a mere 61 stories or segments over a twelve month period, while another 141 items included brief references to the movement. Most of that coverage is recent; the networks virtually refused to recognize the Tea Party in 2009 (just 19 stories), with the level of coverage increasing only after Scott Brown’s election in Massachusetts.

■ Such coverage is piddling compared to that lavished on protests serving liberal objectives. The Nation of Islam’s “Million Man March” in 1995, for example, was featured in 21 evening news stories on just the night of that march — more than the Tea Party received in all of 2009. The anti-gun “Million Mom March” in 2000 was preceded by 41 broadcast network reports (morning, evening, and Sunday shows) heralding its message, including a dozen positive pre-march interviews with organizers and participants, a favor the networks never granted the Tea Party.

■ While network reporters have strained to protect left-wing causes (such as the anti-war movement) with the outrageous acts of individual protesters, they were quick to smear the entire Tea Party based on isolated reports of poor behavior. On the night of the final vote on ObamaCare in March, for example, ABC’s Diane Sawyer cast Tea Partiers as out-of-control marauders, “roaming Washington, some of them increasingly emotional, yelling slurs and epithets.” CBS’s Bob Schieffer also cast a wide net, accusing “demonstrators” of hurling “racial epithets” and “sexual slurs,” and even conjured images of civil-rights era brutality: “One lawmaker said it was like a page out of a time machine.”

A PDF version of the full report is here.

What you aren't hearing or reading is precisely what I wrote back on April 7th:

A Rasmussen poll released Monday found more Americans identify with the Tea Party groups than with President Obama.

According to the survey, 48 percent of voters said the average Tea Party activist is more aligned with their views on major issues than the president. Forty-four percent said Obama's views are closer to theirs.


Further, here's a small bit from -- oddly enough -- the New York Times:

Tea Party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and are no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Nearly 9 in 10 disapprove of the job Mr. Obama is doing over all, and about the same percentage fault his handling of major issues: health care, the economy and the federal budget deficit. Ninety-two percent believe Mr. Obama is moving the country toward socialism, an opinion shared by more than half of the general public.

Poll information can be accessed here.

In the meantime, the US State Department pisses away your tax dollars on volumes of liquor, as indicated by The Washington Times:

Last year alone, the State Department sent taxpayers tabs totaling nearly $300,000 for alcoholic beverages — about twice as much compared to the previous year, according to an analysis of spending records by The Washington Times.

Thanks, Mr Obaka. Thanks Hillary.

A Republican couple were beaten senseless and the woman had her leg broken after leaving a Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. As one person on Bobby Jindal's Facebook wrote: "If you can't beat the message, beat the messenger."

Jobless claims skyrocket again.

Foreclosure rates rocket again, the worst in the past five years.

Even George Soros indicates a market crash is coming.

One little bright spot, courtesy of cj at An Angry American (George Lopez on the Larry King show):

LOPEZ: Let me say this. Everyone is trying to build a wall. They don't know what the answer to immigration. I will give you the answer, Larry King, to immigration. If Sarah Palin wins and runs for president in 2012, I have a, on a reliable source, as the head of all the Latinos, we will voluntarily go back to Mexico if she becomes President of the United States. There it is.

Great news, George, great news! Remove all the illegal Mexican invaders.

TEA Partiers discriminated against by the DEM/MSM? TEA Partiers not a bunch of uneducated, drooling redneck hicks?

Yes, and yes.

BZ

8 Comments:

Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Just to nitpick, not all illegal immigrants are from Mexico. We need to stop all of it; overstayed visa being a priority.

Thu Apr 15, 05:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

WSF: okay, I'll completely agree; however, the bulk of those who affect our economy do in fact come from Mexico. That is our biggest problem, our biggest concern. Those are facts in evidence.

On the other hand, there is an individual I know who hails from France and has been trying to become an American citizen for the past FIVE YEARS. She has made all lawful applications, obeyed all the laws, never overstayed her Visa. She is a good person and would be a good citizen. She has a job and an avocation that could translate to this country, in software design. She is educated, intelligent, free of disease, and productive.

And yet we can't see fit to allow HER into this country? We can't see fit to do SOMETHING with her in FIVE DAMNED YEARS??

The system is BROKEN, people.

BZ

Thu Apr 15, 05:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

I agree, The system won't be fixed because nobody trusts Congress to fix it without providing amnesty for the illegals already here. The Democrat leadership has proven their word is no good.

Obama and his cronies show every day their contempt for the average citizen.

Vote them all out; each and every one of them.

Thu Apr 15, 07:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

WSF: yes, granted, the vote is first.

But, after that -- what then?

BZ

Thu Apr 15, 07:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger cj said...

On another bright note - I think Obama gave us all a gift when he ran off to a non-existent soccer game last week without his press pool.

You don't alienate that pack of rabid dogs and not have them turn on you.

cjh

Thu Apr 15, 08:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

IF George Lopez is the head of all Latino's then he's responsible for the overcrowding of our prisons, the over use of our welfare system and the destruction of our education system...

Personally I like the comedian skills of this guy, except when he uses his "La-raza" shit...And they call us racists.. IF a white comedian or any public figure dared espouse "White pride" or "The Race" the way he and his black counterparts do they'd be hung out in the spotlight of media scrutiny.

Thu Apr 15, 10:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

The proof will be in November...

Fri Apr 16, 06:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

I don't care where they come from if they can't obey the rule of law... any law... their home nation's, ours or the treaties between Nations. Seems folks forget that last, and yet are the first to want all sorts of lovely international agreements. Start sticking to them, uphold them and make sure they are abided by first... then we wouldn't have this problem. But try to find a Leftist who actually supports upholding treaties. They are very selective on that, while the nature of treaties means that ALL OF THEM must be respected.

Sun Apr 18, 08:46:00 AM PDT  

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