It began as any other evening following a hard day of protesting my government's insane spending and bailouts. Then I saw it. The horrendous feeble attempt by Susan Roesgen from CNN to interview members of a tea party protest. From then, the day went down hill.
She was rude and obnoxious -- not giving the gentleman (to whom SHE shoved a mike in his face) an opportunity to make his statement. I am reminded of the "courteous" and "approving" ways in which Cindy Sheehan and her Code Pink movement was interviewed (and I must add interviewed often!). It has become exceedingly apparent that the network media is "in the tank" for all the "anti-Bush" or "anti-Conservative" groups. It is equally apparent that they do not feel compelled to treat conservatives in the same manner. Is it no wonder that their viewership is going down?
I seem to recall an outraged Hillary Clinton telling anyone who would listen that it is NOT unAmerican to challenge government. Well, you couldn't prove that by watching the networks reporting on the tea partys. What's worse, there were subtle insinuations that this was a "racist anti-Obama protest", Nancy Pelosi said the protests were funded by "right wing Republicans" (no one funded me or my signs!), and that it was just the disgruntled losers from the Novemebr elections protesting.
AU CONTRAIRE !! There were as many disgruntled Democrats as there were Republicans at my tea party. There were as many Black protesters as there were Whites. This was not a racist event. This wasn't even a political party event. This was the average working "Joe" showing up to protest what can only be described as lunatic spending.
We have bailed out banks, bailed out insurance companies, bailed out automobile manufactures, and people who bought more house than they realistically could afford. We have put generations of citizens not yet born into slavery -- working to pay all the taxes that are needed to fund these grandiose projects. I will be having a grandchild soon, and she already is over $30,000 in debt.
This is what the tea parties were about. And someone shoving a microphone in your face is rude -- I don't care who you think you are! Treating these people like they were somehow less intelligent because they saw things differently than the interviewer is not right, not fair, and I have begun making a list of CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS sponsors. Every single one is going to be receiving a letter of intent to boycott their products as long as they continue to advertise on such a biased network.
Make no mistake. The above named networks were in the tank for Obama during the election. Legitimate questions raised by people were sloughed off. Legitimate questions like his inexperience, like his relationships with people of questionable character (Bill Ayers, Gov. Bloggo, Jeremiah Wright), like his views on wealth redistribution, etc. None of those questions received any coverage on these networks. He even gave Chris Matthews "shivers running up his legs".......
The performance of these networks has been on a par with state-run television in 60's Russia. They put out what they want to, disregard challenges to their thinking, and they do it under the guise of reporting the news. They don't report the news -- they present news stories with their leftist agenda slant on them. Reporter Roesgen said that they were going to shut their camera because "it really wasn't family viewing" material -- and she's right. Their performance was a sham that was so lopsided that it wasn't suitable viewing period!