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I want my country back! Tea Party Express II

Rick Sanchez  of CNN had a segment, in August I believe it was, referring to a Town Hall protester who said, “I want my country back.”  Then Ricky asks in ominous tones:  What does that mean?  I want my country back?

What hideous, black heart could be behind a statement like that? Well, Roland Martin explains it.  CNN’s Martin: the “I want my country back” comment means “How is this black guy all of the sudden running the country?”

Now, bear in mind, this was in AUGUST of 2009.  If these paid mouths had any insight or any knowledge of what they were saying, if they did not have a preconceived “perspective” they wanted to promote,  they wold know this comment comes from this little satirical song – copyright 2007.  Take a listen.

At the time, I don’t believe anyone even in their wildest imagination thought that Barack Obama would be elected.  Be honest!

Or it could eeeven harkened  back to some wanting to take the country back–from Bush!

But now suddenly CNN and Mr. Roland says it has some racial connotation against our president.   They are dishonest and corrupt.  And unashamed.

Tea Party Express II

From October 25th to November 11th, 2009, California to Florida.  Tell Congress and the White House: “Enough!”

I just saw a very short flash to a CNN reporter they apparently have covering this tea party express tour.  Very short, indeed.  What kind of perspective will be presented of the tour and those who are a part of it or wish they were?  Guess.

I wonder if the full force and power of the White House will come out with their own perspective?  Axelrod has already declared the movement as “just wrong.”

I also heard a discussion today in which Lanny Davis said that all presidents have had issues with the press, citing the fact that a couple of them cancelled their subscription to a newspaper or two.  I can cancel a newspaper subscription.  That is quite different than the White House coming out in force, even to the point of the president joining in, and declaring a network to be irrelevant and trying to dictact to the other networks whether or not they consider them to be a “real” news network.

This is unprecedented in degree – unprecedented.   If anyone wondered if the charge of socialist lodged against Obama during the campaign was over the top, there should be no doubt at this time.  I think the argument now has moved to something like, “well, is there anything all that wrong with being socialist?”  🙂

I say, “Damn right there is.”

Here’s the CNN clip I was referring to.

Posted:  10.25.09


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How did ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN miss this story?

CNN’s Rick Sanchez is overwrought about this ad Fox placed in papers on Friday (9.18.09). how did you miss this story

Here is Mr. Self-righteous Sanchez:

“Let me address the Fox News network now perhaps the most current way that I can, by quoting somebody who recently used a very pithy phrase — two words. It’s all I need — you lie,” added Sanchez.

Huffington Post jumps to defend the networks:

“Here are theSeptember 12, CNN ran no less than 14 reports on the Tea Party rally, beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m. During the same time period, MSNBC offered viewers four reports on the Tea Parties.”

This is so dishonest as to be laughable.  We all know they have not covered the Tea Party Movement, the Town Hall meetings, nor the march on Washington, D. C. until it forced its way to the top and they could no longer deny what was happening.

But it’s not so much that they did not cover the Washington protest, but how they have covered it and every single aspect of the Tea Party Movement, the Town Hall meetings, and the march on Washington, D. C. on September 12th.

They have called us stupid, rednecks, racists, and on and on I could go.  The leaders of our country, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, have called us nazis and Astroturf and angry mobs and evil-mongers.  Here is an example of the tone and substance of the dishonest coverage of the networks:

Brian Williams and Chris Matthews think the Tea Party goers are racists, CBS’s Nancy Jiles called the protests “a frightening mix of disrespect and bad behavior,” CNN suggested in an on-screen heading that there was a “racial tinge to TEA movement” and MSNBC’s David Shuster wondered, “as civility gives way to shouting, what’s fueling all this anger” at this “intolerance festival”?

CNN SPELLMAN (who was embedded for about two weeks):  We saw people wearing handguns from time to time. But really, running through this whole sort of subculture that’s developed around these tea parties, it- it is a- a bit of a- a dark undercurrent. You have the- the bulk of the people that are there for low taxes, less government control– but [and he sounds like a teenager in his don’t tell anyone gossipy voice] there really is a- is an element that’s got these kind of outlandish conspiracy theories about death camps and- and about the- you know, this takeover- people comparing President Obama to Hitler, and that really is a sizable thread. It’s not just a couple of people on the edges. But one of the big questions- you know, will be, can this movement go forward while maintaining this kind of element on the edges? You know, we don’t know, but- Don, it’s a- it’s a- it’s a- there’s some heaviness out there with this.

Now, bear in mind he’s talking about average Americans here, people like me and my family who have attended local rallies.  So they are attacking the American people, the mainstream of America, and don’t have a bit of trouble looking down their noses and doing just that.  There was not ONE arrest at the Washington rally.  These are law-abiding, working, tax-paying American citizens.

On Sunday, Eleanor Clift, MSNBC, dismissed the protesters as “the fringe of the fringe.”

But notice the difference in tone of the CNN coverage of left-wing protests during the Bush administration:

But when President George W. Bush faced left-wing protests, the media scrubbed their stories of radical voices and depicted demonstrators as mainstream, and even “prescient.”

In February 2003, CNN donated two hours of programming, “Voices of Dissent,” to another International ANSWER event. Correspondent Maria Hinojosa enthused: “It’s an extraordinarily diverse crowd. I have seen elderly men and women with mink coats carrying their posters.” ABC’s John McKenzie painted the protesters as idealistic: “So many voices, filling the streets, struggling to be heard.”

On March 22, 2003, CNN offered 38 separate reports on a demonstration that day, but managed to never show any of the radical rhetoric from the podium. Over on ABC, Chris Cuomo saluted the leftists converging in New York City: “While protesters like today are a statistical minority, in American history protests like this have been prescient indicators of the national mood. So the government may do well to listen to what’s said today.”

I would consider myself a typical “tea party” person and I am an average citizen, tax payer, and conscientious voter, never been arrested, and never, ever would hurt anyone, so actually it is the over the top words of the networks and cable talking heads that are fanning the flames and trying to put ideas out there that do not exist.  They are very corrupt and should be ashamed.

CNN Responds.

Posted:  09.19.09


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