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CNN Reporter at Chicago Tea Party: It's "Anti-CNN Since This is Highly Promoted By the Right-Wing,

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posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 02:06 AM
I can't help but think that the reporter was seeking a hostile reaction to make the tea party appear more sinister than it really is. CNN is fairly "progressive" and the "progressives" see these demonstrations as dangerous, it only makes sense that they would want to display them in a negative light.


posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 02:13 AM
reply to post by TheAssociate

I couldn't agree with you more, she was clearly biased and that does make one question her motives.

Even when they went back to the other reporter she also made a comment about what she was clearly going through. It all seemed like a staged attempt to shed a bad light on the whole thing.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 02:20 AM
reply to post by chise61

With all respect, your challenge of need to my clarification portends you really don't understand much more than your own political viewpoint, thus your confusion, and if my comment about the lack of diversity really has you that flummoxed as to why I would even COMMENT on such a thing, then I'm not that sure we are even able to communicate.

It's quite simple really - the face the media has put on the teaparty is one of a new grassroots republican 'movement.' It has become partisan. It matters not that it is in fact, NOT a partisan thing to be upset by higher taxes or the bailouts - which affect us ALL.

THe media portrayal and has politicized the movement, and in doing so, has contained and trivialized it.

I'm personally not happy with that. I've been clear to state that I can speak for no one other than myself.

Now it is up to the movement itself. Will it continue to let itself be portrayed as a republican 'grassroots movement' in hopes of gaining republican power in the next election, (and my bet it won't be the Ron Paul kind....or he'd have been speaking tonight instead of Jo the Plumber)....or will it move beyond the partisanship and demand a real policy shift that will all sitting politicians - regardless of their party - will have to heed?

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 02:30 AM
It's all just an act, CNN and FOX pretend to be opposing eachother but are in fact working together (just like the dems and reps) to try and force civil unrest so the NWO can continue with there marshal law agenda.

Dont believe ANY mainstream media imo.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 02:33 AM
reply to post by Bachfin


And, for the record, Joe the Plumber is described as being a 'keynote speaker'
THat's pretty polarizing. That's all this is, forcing us to telephase, divide and conquer.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 02:53 AM
So I don't have time to read all the responses to this video so forgive me if i'm repeating points that have already been made.

I've heard a lot of conflicting stories about these tea party protests. I have a hard time believing that they are being organized by Fox News. It's clear, though, that they are being covered in a more positive light by Fox and the 'conservative' media in general.

The 'reporter' in that first video obviously has a political motive in the way she tried to portray the protesters.

But that's the nature of the beast. There is no such thing as impartiality in the way the corporate media reports.

In order for the companies that own these outlets to make a profit they have to sell a product. The product is not their 'news'. It's the people who watch, and the people they're selling it (us) to is their corporate sponsors.

Does anyone really expect a balanced report that is brought to them by Viagra, BP, or whoever is buying out viewing time these days.

We all know it's a sham.

Anywho, I'm pretty saddened, but not all that surprised, that our tax dollars are going to continue to prop up this house of cards economy that keeps us all in debt, in chains, and in line.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 03:02 AM

Gotta love this headline: REPUBLICANS state tea party protests
(Caps my own)

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 03:18 AM
reply to post by hadriana

That is typical LA Times rubbish. To say the people are protesting against Obama is ridiculous. I don't think Obama had anything to do with the passing of the 16th amendment (even though only 20 of the necessary 36 state votes needed to ratify were received by the Secretary of State Philander Knox, so technically it didn't pass, but that is a story for a different thread).

But maybe the all-mighty could sign an executive order repealing the 16th amendment and abolishing the IRS?


I'll spend the money I save on a trip to Cuba. Promise.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 03:48 AM
reply to post by hadriana

First let me say that i think we were all pretty much aware of the fact that the media was going to make this a partisan thing, there is really nothing that we can do to prevent that. There were also politicians that were more than happy to paint the same picture. I doubt that any of us are happy about the way the event was portrayed as being partisan.

I was referring to this,
"What did it look like to MOST interested democrats? Republican Convention II, the remix." It just seemed as though you were attempting to speak for all democrats.

No i truely don't understand why you felt the need to bring up peoples skin color, as i don't understand what that has to do with the meaning behind the tea parties. Perhaps the footage that you watched was in an area that is not racially diverse, perhaps you just could not see the whole crowd. The whole thing is, if there were purple people with yellow polka dots there would it have made any difference as to the meaning of the event, or made it any more or less important ?

And yes the media as well as the politicians are trying to divide and conquer us. But from my perception it seems as though you have allowed them to divide you from the real meaning by their choice of one of their speakers. It wasn't about one man that got up to speak (regardless of the fact if we like him or not), i can't think of many people that i dislike more than Bush, but if he was a speaker i wouldn't allow that to make me not want to be there because it wasn't about him.

It was about the fact that things have gotten so out of control in this country, and the people are finally getting so tired of it that people from all walks of life, from all parties came together to have over 500 tea parties to protest what this government is doing. That means something, and to me it is way more important than who some keynote speaker was at one of those many tea parties.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 04:06 AM

Originally posted by CuriousSkeptic
Fox News went from being the anti-christ to now being the savior? CNN gets blasted by Fox News watchers. I am perplexed and somewhat alarmed that Fox News is now taking claim for these tea parties at the least and responsible for them at the most.

Whaaaaa Whaaaaa Whaaaaa

CNN deserved it. Re-Read the entire thread DOH !!!!

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 04:56 AM

Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
Highly discredited? LoL where are you getting YOUR information? As far as i know CNN and MSNBC are the most known for running stories that either arent true or dont have the facts to provide some evidence to your claim of them being highly discredited?

HERE you go

BUT I guess the single man chosen to comminucate for a president is not trust worthy...

Maybe he is a TERRORIST --

"I've been here from the beginning, and have never seen a White House "talking points." -- And I don't know anyone else who's seen one either. I asked senior management if they have ever seen a White House talking points. No one had." Bill O'Reilly reacting to Dan Rather's accusation that FoxNews gets White House Talking Points. 12/06.

"There were (FOX) commentators and pundits who were useful to the White House." Former Bush White House Press Secretary, Scott McClellan, Hardball, 7/24/08

Talking Point: An idea which may or may not be factual, meant to provide the most effective attack to saturate discourse and frame a debate. When used politically, the purpose is to propagandize by continuous repetition within media outlets until accepted as fact.

Similar to how the Communist news outlet, Pravda, and Nazi propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels, offered information to the Folks™, Scott McClellan admitted that Bush White House used Fox commentators as their spokespeople feeding them what they wanted the Folks™ to believe. At least that's what Scott McClellan now has acknowledeged.

For those of you not as politically savvy as your typical FoxNews viewer, here's the technical way talking points work: The Bush White House told Fox News what to say and Fox News said it.

For example, let's say the Bush White House wanted to lead the Folks™ to believe that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9-11. They would send a note to Fox News and...

There is your proof - once again this was the 1 man who was chosen to speak on behalf of the entire EXECUTIVE branch of the most powerful nation on EARTH...

HOW is that for a resume???

[edit on 16-4-2009 by mental modulator]

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:15 AM
Yeez, i feel bad for you American people. there's just no journalism left, both CNN and FOX are propaganda channels.

then again...If any democrats would have held "tea parties" in the last 8 years under Bush, i'm 100% sure Fox would have called them ANTI-AMERICAN and TERRORISTS. And you know, they would have been right....

Suddenly protesting against the government is "good" in fox's book, when a few months ago, it was the reason to judge people as Anti americans.

Suddenly, Fox stands on the other side of the spectrum, in the opposition, and that takes a different approach. you gotta give it to them, they spin propaganda which would have even made Geubels jealous...

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:30 AM
reply to post by DrZERO

She forgot to mention the guy on Fox (Glenn) was first a reporter for CNN lol. I sware, the party line BS that goes on in this country is pathetic.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 06:03 AM
Anyone arguing "biased reporting" against either of these networks needs their head examined. Matter of fact, anyone taking sides for either of these news networks at all needs their head examined.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 07:11 AM
I wonder if the dude holding the baby in that video was working for CNN?

Seems like a good way to discredit the protest people in the eyes of the fake-churchy American Idol trash that make up 99 percent of CNN/FOX viewers.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 07:34 AM
What does a TV station, any TV station, have to do with the fact that people are not entirely happy with how the government has pillaged them for the past 20+ years?

These networks are giving themselves and each other entirely too much credit or giving the pissed off people far too little credit.

It's like their trying to replace the mythical (R) and (D) with an (F) and (C).


posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 07:38 AM
Um, The demonstrations were over, spending trillions of dollars on bail outs, and the people in the demonstrations were upset about it, and were trying to make themselves known, that they were upset. I don't see big politics in that natural human Nature. Of course corporations and the government are gonna do their best to down play and confuse those unaware of the dynamics of what it is, the demonstrators represented, since it is a truth.
Not everyone agree's with what has happened the last 6 months or so. Many people also to be confused over, just how these bailouts even came into existence, where did we get all this money? gas taxed, cigarettes taxed hell those two federal alone Make billions of dollars a month. Not to mention income tax, property tax, just imagine all these taxes each day, each minute, each month bring in so much revenue, yet we still have an enormous deficient spending problem in this country, I can't even imagine the spending. The people that do not wanna pay much attention to this are the ones making the money, or benefiting from it. If anything I think these people are screaming out loud for help, if anything.

[edit on 16-4-2009 by Adrifter]

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 07:45 AM

Originally posted by TrueBrit
allowing one to earn a truely decent wage, without being able to become obscenely rich.

And who are you to decide if someone is too rich?
And what exactly would the cap be on 'too rich'?

In a free market society, people should be allowed to produce as much wealth as they wish. They shouldn't be penalized for producing too much. That takes incentive away for production.

If people earn it .. they have a right to keep it.

No one has a right to cap their income and no one has a right to take it away.

As for CNN/FOX/MSNBC ... the Tea Parties were BIG NEWS.
All three of these should have covered them and discussed the events.

FOX covered them AND discussed why they were happening.
CNN covered them somewhat but wasn't happy about it.
MSNBC just diss'd them and hoped they'd fail (the Tea Parties didn't fail).

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 07:57 AM
Good on her for still trying to cover it, though.

I think it's stupid, the whole tea party thing. Mighty waste of good tea. And I mean, it's clearly not a tea tax that we're protesting. They're protesting.


I feel like this stuff is worse than high school drama. I think in my time in high school there have been more catfights between major news networks than people in my entire high school.

posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 08:05 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Thank you FlyersFan. People who go the extra miles, work 80 hrs a week and have the passion to make more money than others is fine in my book. You're right, nobody has a right to take " their " American dream away from them. It's their money and their right to Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And just because someone is unhappy with their failures doesn't give them the right to take from someone who succeeds.

The tea parties are awesome and the reporters are doing what they always do, "not reporting". They all have their own agenda and use it any chance they get. With most of the media against us we can't and should never give up. I hope more tea parties come along and tax rallies for " the Fair Tax ". We've started something we should of done alot sooner but we're doing it now and the government needs to know that they work for us not for their selves. The government is way to big and needs a wake up call that we the people are giving them. So far we haven't done enough but we can't stop now. We the people make this country great and we the people can change what's happening with our government.

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