A reader informs me that in today’s New York Times, there was not a single article about the hundreds of tea parties that took place all over the country, “not even an article that described what manipulated duds they were.”
CNN, by contrast, did cover the tea parties, but in a way that almost makes you wish it hadn’t bothered. CNN reporter Susan Rosegen attended the Chicago tea party. She picked out protesters and argued with them. Rosegen concluded her report by labeling the tea party movement as “anti-CNN,” noting that it was promoted by “right-wing” Fox News, and asserting that the rally was “not family viewing.”
I understand that, when covering an anti-Bush rally following Hurricane Katrina, Roesgen reported that a costumed protestor mocking Bush as Hitler was a “Bush look alike.” Rosegen did not argue with that protestor, nor did she suggest that the rally was unsuitable for family viewing. Rather, I’m informed, she treated it as good fun.
You’ve probably seen it by now, but you can see CNN’s lefty shill in action here.
JOHN adds: Coverage of the rallies by both CNN and MSNBC was disgraceful. Both networks’ “journalists” used the rallies as an occasion for childish sexual innuendoes–in the case of MSNBC, the same obscene “joke” was repeated 51 times in a 13-minute segment. The New York Times, CNN and MSNBC are very different organizations in some ways, but what they have in common is that they cannot be taken seriously as news sources.