Friday, April 17, 2009

CNN Susan Roesgen v. Tea Parties

Via National Review Online

When thousands of people in all 50 states assemble to protest government policy, you might suppose this is News. Not according to coverage on the front pages of the Washington Post, the NY Times or the Wall Street Journal. The "Tea Parties" were unmentioned. In Washington, DC despite temperatures in the 40's and a driving rain, about a thousand demonstrators assembled across from the White House on the 15 April.

The front page of the NY Times the next day, found space for a big story with accompanying pictures of public demonstrations in Kabul, Afghanistan but not a word about the American protesters.

Perhaps this snub was intentional FOX News, becoming a participant itself and not merely a recorder of events, had been beating the drums for these rallies for days and some presses clearly regarded them as therefore necessarily illegitimate.

One reporter, Susan Roesgen, who "covered" the Chicago Tea Party for CNN, was downright confrontational with attendees she interviewed, challenging a protester who referred to Abraham Lincoln with, "What does this have to do with taxes?" The man holding his son attempted to explain but the reporter interrupted him. "Did you know you are eligible for a $400 rebate? Did you know that your state, the state of Lincoln gets $50 Billion from the stimulus? Thats $50 Billion for your state." She then tossed back to the anchor remarking,
"This is clearly not family viewing."

What Ms. Roesgen and others like her do not understand, is that some people are interested in more than narrow self-interest...Rest here from

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