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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 @ 02:26 PM
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Did that CNN reporter finally admit that CNN is liberally biased?

I always thought libs made better protestors, but these tea party folks have a valid reason to be protesting, plus they are not getting paid to protest.

This is one way to fight change with change.




posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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Great post OP..


Not to get to far off topic, I understand the decree of this thread, and I have measurably put my two 2 cents into it. Yet for future reference the best place in my opinion for good unbias news is bbc and PBS, the pbs frontline series is awesome, just a couple days ago they were showing me about the taliban, and if you can,, CHECK THAT OUT. BBC is a lil bias, but they report and keep it unopinionated. CNN is at the bottum of my barol for info.. To stay in context I don't think it is a big surprise for a cnn reporter to really show her leftest opinion on their channel.. Seriously check out that pbs frontline, series should be online somewhere great place to get informed..



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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Great video, Frogs, thanks for the contribution


If after watching that you still think that CNN is the unbiased one then you are kidding yourself. They are ALL biased, and ALL are ultimately after the same thing, to divide the will of free-thinking, freedom loving Americans. It is just as sickening to watch Fox jump on the Tea Party band wagon.

Thanks to those here denying ignorance and helping to tear down the walls between the perceived "left" and "right." As long as they have you thinking along those lines, you have already lost.


Originally posted by fnord
CNN I like better, because at least they don't make the slant they have on the story blatant . . .


Have you even watched the videos in this thread? How much more blatantly slanted can a News Organization be?


Originally posted by WinoBot

Originally posted by chise61

A government that excessively taxes the citizens and refuses to represent them as they should.



I THINK I'M WELL REPRESENTED. WHEN I HAVE PROBLEMS I CALL MY OFFICIALS AND LET THEM KNOW. THE COLONISTS WERE UNABLE TO DO THIS AND THAT IS WHY THEY WERE UPSET.


Just because you can send an email to your officials and "let them know" does not mean that you are being represented. 90% of Americans were against the original bailout and it was passed by their officials anyway. Sounds like "taxation without representation" to me, now where have I heard that phrase before . . . ?


Originally posted by WinoBot

Originally posted by chise61
A government that forces the citizens to pay for the bailout of bussinesses in a free market society.

I AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS ONE. AT FIRST I FIGURED BANKS WOULD PAY BACK THE AMOUNT OVER TIME WITH DIVIDEND... BUT I HAVE READ NOTHING OF THIS ANYWHERE. MAYBE YOU CAN HELP EXPLAIN WHY WE DON'T GET IT PAID BACK.


The reason the banks haven't paid any of the money back is because they are NOT ALLOWED to under the current administration. They have tried, but have been refused. After all, if they pay the money back then the Feds have no excuse or leverage to control them, which of course is the ultimate goal.

Judge Andrew Napolitano, who happens to be a Fox News Correspondent, covered this story 2 weeks ago. Banks were forced to take bailout money (even if they did not need it or want it) under Bush, and then not allowed to give it back per the Obama Administration.

The funny thing is I found two different articles based on the same story by Napolitano, one blaming Bush, not mentioning Obama; and one blaming Obama, not mentioning Bush. Both based on the SAME news report! The polarization of the masses is so obvious now, but people are too involved backing "their guy" or "their cable/broadcast news station" to take notice.

I posted a thread on this a couple of weeks back here:

If You Blame Obama or Bush, then They Have Already Won.

here is the link to the "anti-Bush" article that has the Napolitino Video embedded and another link to the Wall Street Journal "anti-Obama" article based on the same Napolitino Video.

Anti-Bush
Anti-Obama

The plan is to divide and conquer and so far it is working pretty well. So wake up and don't let it.

And press the "caps lock" key again before you post.

thanks.

[edit on 16-4-2009 by DrZERO]



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by Curious_Agnostic

Originally posted by Blaine91555
Fox is easy to understand. They produce what will bring the highest ratings. It is perfectly normal they would evolve with time. Just good marketing and astute observation of potential viewers.


That's not the image that most of their leaked memos portray of them, which I pointed out in this thread.

I don't know why I even bothered with that, it's obvious when you watch FOX "news" that they get a woody for the republicans. Not that the Democrats are perfect, they suck too.


I actually watch all of them. I like to have all sides.

FOX has the highest ratings. That has been a fact for a few years. They are first and foremost a business. The high ratings means they are making the correct decisions. Sometimes I wonder if people expect them to defy the market and purposefully get bad ratings and screw over their stockholders. How much sense would that make? Do you want the DNC to control all Media, because that though process scares me. Dictators think that way.

CNN is a business that chose to thumb its nose at its listeners and be DNC Shills right down to having the same talking points on the same days. I watch CNN often and I know that is true.

MSNBC? I get a good laugh at times but I can't watch them for long.

The question here is should a reporter be in the hip pocket of any party. People get mad at Fox over their commentary. That is not the same thing at all. This woman is a Reporter which is not the same profession. She should be without a job by now. She broke every rule a Reporter is supposed to live by.

Here in Anchorage I'm being told that a large number of the protesters were Democrats and Libertarians. People are misunderstanding these protests. Congress and the White House are ruining our country and future and it matters not which Party they are. The Bankers pockets are full. The Unions are getting anything they want. You and me are getting screwed and they expect us to smile about it.

I'm not a Republican by the way. I don't believe in Political Parties and I vote for the person. If believing in truth, honesty and transparency make me a bit Conservative, so be it.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 04:51 PM
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Here's a link so that we can all see what terrorists look like.

Link to pictures of tea parties

Now that is really frightening don't you think?



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by WhatTheory

Originally posted by Jacob08
The neo-cons and fox news hijacked the movement because they fear the movement


How have they hijacked the tea parties?

Please explain yourself instead of spewing talking points.

Are you saying they hijacked it by actually giving the movement some coverage unlike other media?


"Some coverage" is far different from fully promoting it. Fox News has been promoting this tea party for weeks including providing tea party location information on their website, and yesterday every show was completely about the tea party.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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That's a great assessment of the MSM, especially pertaining to T.V. BBC Frontline is well put together and hard hitting. They did a show on Dick Cheney last year that was mind blowing, really putting all the pieces together from his past work in the Nixon administration.

Highly recommended,

thanks



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by Frogs
The CNN reporter was confronted after her interview. There were cameras rolling. However, this bit of it didn't make CNN for some odd reason.

Video at the link below.

CNN Reporter Confronted After Interview - Video

The lady has some pretty good points, and ones you didn't see mentioned in the CNN bit at all.

I'm wondering how long it will be till some other news org picks up the CNN vs FOX battle as news? Heh - "Tonight on ABCNews - CNN vs Fox the latest updates from the ongoing media war!!"



Not surprisingly that video's so-called "cnn segment" missed the best part of the full segment, the part where she interviews a man holding a picture of Hitler giving the Nazi salute, and the man tells her that Obama is a fascist, she tells him that's offensive and asks him why he thinks Obama is a fascist, the man tells her "because he is", she tries again and again to figure out why he's calling Obama a fascist but the guy just keeps saying "he is fascist."

This video shows the full CNN segment:
www.youtube.com...



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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Plenty of cool pics and captions.
I like the one that read "Government pork broke my piggy bank!"
So very true.

I don't think this is going away anytime soon.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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I haven't seen this video posted yet but it's very relevant to the topic. Susan what's her face gets an earful from a protestor explaining how the tea parties aren't a partisan game.




posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by Leto
Not surprisingly that video's so-called "cnn segment" missed the best part of the full segment, the part where she interviews a man holding a picture of Hitler giving the Nazi salute, and the man tells her that Obama is a fascist . . .


That's the point, that the CNN news correspondent was targeting the most outrageous looking protesters in the crowd while not talking to the people not holding signs or not yelling, "Obama is a Socialist," and such.

Although I think that guy you're talking about did have it right.


[edit on 16-4-2009 by DrZERO]



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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Awesome!!!

The great and powerful CNN has spoken. Pay no attention to the woman behind the microphone.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by DrZERO
reply to post by Leto
 



Originally posted by Leto
Not surprisingly that video's so-called "cnn segment" missed the best part of the full segment, the part where she interviews a man holding a picture of Hitler giving the Nazi salute, and the man tells her that Obama is a fascist . . .


That's the point, that the CNN news correspondent was targeting the most outrageous looking protesters in the crowd while not talking to the people not holding signs or not yelling, "Obama is a Socialist," and such.

Although I think that guy you're talking about did have it right.


[edit on 16-4-2009 by DrZERO]


Yes that's the point, that Fox News decided to censor the segment which showed the guy calling Obama a fascist.

As for the CNN correspondent not interviewing those not holding signs and those not yelling, signs do serve the purpose of visually spelling out your purpose for being there, whereas if you're just standing there with your mouth shut and not holding any sign then observers would just view you as supporting those who are hoding the signs and making all the noise.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by TrueBrit
What makes me angry about the WHOLE debate, is that people are pro capitalism, and anti socialism, where as the best thing for the economy (ie the machine that keeps money moving so that folks can afford thier groceries and fuel/energy bills) would be a hybrid attitude, allowing one to earn a truely decent wage, without being able to become obscenely rich.


I'm afraid this way of thinking is very common - that capitalism is the cause and the enemy. Often globalism and capitalism are confused with each other, globalism is not ok - capitalism is ok.

The problem is not capitalism. The core of all the problems is unsound, fiat money, and globalism.

Fair distribution of wealth is a paramount issue - but simply dividing money up among people with no regard as to who has earned it is as much a problem as the (immoral and unlawful) concentration of wealth.

I believe health care belongs on the list of government civil services, along with fire departments, law, education, police and military defense and so on - that's neither socialist or capitalist - its simply a matter of what services should be provided by the state.

The true problems being faced by America (and the world) stem from;

1. Unsound fiat money and the usurious banking system - this system eventually leads to the Central Banking cartel owning EVERY asset in the world. Yes - completely true, but completely unbelievable by most people.

2. Immoral legislation, in conjunction with poor enforcement of existing regulation, either through corruption or lack of political will. The result is protection of monopolies, no useful auditing, no punishment for infringement. Take the unlawful naked short sales of gold and silver ETF's, and have people forgotten MBS's so soon? Unlawful re-sale of known trash - then unlawful re-valuation as AAA security - who went to jail over it?

3. Globalist approach - especially being able to artificially 'import' foreign labor by running manufacturing offshore. The result is obvious and instant - the labor market is undercut - they can get cheaper labor elsewhere - so they cut your job, and hire someone from Mexico, or China to do the work.

4. Globalist approach - Failing to protect industries inside your own country by not applying import tariff's. While I do not agree with export subsidies - I believe in import tariffs to protect domestic production and salaries. If you can't export competitively - then too bad, don't export - but domestic production and salaries are the business of each country alone.


Here's a simple example of free market forces on large banks executive salaries;

Smaller companies won't pay those ridiculous salaries - they provide cheaper services - they attract customers. Larger firms have to cut salaries to reasonable levels to remain competitive. So simple - and so true.

The reality is; Large corps use unlawful methods to crush small competitors and never have to see a day in court. The free market forces aren't allowed to hurt them - they are protected by government - whom they appoint and pay.

Restore proper capitalism - get rid of all the protectionist regulation for monopolies, then you will see the larger corrupt organizations crumbling as they are over-run by healthy competition.

Before you will see any long term benefit though - the Central Banks have to be kicked out of every country in the world - each country should create its own currency controlled by its people - preferably based on precious metals or another commodity. Then get rid of the whole idea of credit and interest (usury) - they are the source of the entire worlds misery.

NO MORE BANKS!

A revolution will be needed to remove the government and those corporations from power - revolutions can be peaceful.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 05:45 PM
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Fox and CNN serve the same masters. The only way to confront it is to denounce them both in every public demonstration - people should hold signs that denouncing both on a single sign - or it will be edited.

Fox and CNN liars - you are not our friends, we despise you both equally.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 06:01 PM
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'Yes that's the point, that Fox News decided to censor the segment which showed the guy calling Obama a fascist."


and the CNN correspondent didn't show the guy holding the anti-Bush sign, and we could go back and forth like this for days.

That's the point. CNN, Fox News, and the rest are for the most part crappy excuses for anything resembling journalism.

[edit on 16-4-2009 by DrZERO]



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by Leto

Not surprisingly that video's so-called "cnn segment" missed the best part of the full segment, the part where she interviews a man holding a picture of Hitler giving the Nazi salute, and the man tells her that Obama is a fascist, she tells him that's offensive and asks him why he thinks Obama is a fascist, the man tells her "because he is", she tries again and again to figure out why he's calling Obama a fascist but the guy just keeps saying "he is fascist."

This video shows the full CNN segment:
www.youtube.com...



Well - I did point out in my later posts that typically the media usually seeks those that are more "out there" as it generates higher ratings. I may be wrong, but I thought the segment that has the guy making the Obama to Hitler ref had already been posted as well and I agree that the guy is wwaaaaaay "out there".

Still - it that brings up another interesting point. She covered another protest back in 2006 where someone was dressed up as Bush except with devil horns and Hitler mustache and hair-style.

Naturally since she found the Obama to Hitler comparison the guy at the tea-party was making so offensive she surely must have been equally offended and any other President being compared to Hitler.

You'd think so wouldn't you? I mean, that would be fair after all.

But what happened was...

NewsBusters - CNN Reporter - Obama as Hitler? 'Offensive' - Bush as Hitler? 'Look-Alike'


"City officials aren’t the only ones wondering when federal money will materialize. Catholic school girls marched on Jackson Square. They and their teachers say more money is needed to fix the levees, and they hoped the President would stop by after his meeting with business leaders. But while a look-alike showed up with a wad of cash, Mr. Bush did not." (Video here)

The "look-alike" to which Miss Roesgen referred is pictured at right. As in Bush with an Adolf Hitler mustache (and Satan devil horns).




posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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Don't you remember when the Ron Paul supporters has tea parties and marches and could not get anyone to cover it. We had thousands of people march in Chicago for Ron Paul and got a 10 second blip on the news if we were lucky. Michele Malkin disparraged us, Laura Ingram called us crazy and now these people are hijacking the movement. I am not making this up.

I haven pa been watching Glenn Beck since he was on CNN and I know he likes Ron Paul. Glen Beck is no Ron Paul...his ideas are frenetic and chaotic...Ron Paul is solid, and constant and does not change his opinion of things with every book he reads. I do not have evidence, but I was a on the ballot for Ron Paul as a delegate. I was involved- I liked the idea...I even tried to organize a tea party in 2007 but we could not get a permit in my city. But this Fox news madness is crazy. They are not on the side of the Campaign for Liberty. Even the Thomas Paine character who Glen Beck , promotes mandatory national service.

Were you on the ballot? Did you collect thousands of signatures in the Freezing Chicago winter? Did you go door to door campaigning? Did you spend hundreds of dollars of your own money on signs, door bags and literature, did you work full time at he Ron Paul campaign office? I did.. If you did too we are brothers in this movement and I did not mean to insult you, I just thinkl all good campaigns must be discerning with whom they associate.

How dare you ask me to leave the topic because you do not like what I have to say. It would be very boring if everyone here agreed

[edit on 4/16/2009 by Missing Blue Sky]



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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CNN reporter was out of line.
Correct, but out of line.
She had no more right to inject here opinion than Fox does.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:51 PM
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Both the BBC and PBS receive government funding for their operations. I have watched both and neither is a reliable source of unbiased news. The biases are built in by the governments who pay for their programing.




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