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Saturday, March 13, 2010

CNN's Jessica Ravitz gushes over the new liberal Coffee Party

Have you ever seen such positive coverage for the Tea Party from CNN?  Nope.  Not remotely close.  When you have anchors and "journalists" like Susan Roesgen and Rick Sanchez, one does not need to wonder where CNN's political prefrences lie. Especially when it comes to grassroots movements.

Answers what?

Titled "Meet the people who are percolating in the coffee Party,"  CNN-author Jessica Ravitz profiles five members of the new liberal Coffee Party, all with completely positive coverage.  All the coverage we've seen on CNN showcases the Tea Party as unpopular, angry, uncivilized, and as a lunatic fraction of the American public.  But the Coffee Party is a liberal group, much like what we see from CNN.  So with that comes positive coverage for it.
Meet these members of the Coffee Party Movement, an organically grown, freshly brewed push that's marking its official kickoff Saturday. Across the country, even around the globe, they and other Americans in at least several hundred communities are expected to gather in coffeehouses to raise their mugs of java to something new
They're professionals, musicians and housewives. They're frustrated liberal activists, disheartened conservatives and political newborns. They're young and old, rich and poor, black, white and all shades of other.
You know, you can say the same exact thing for Tea Party Activists. But what Jessica was attempting to imply here is that the fundamental difference between Tea and Coffee was that the Coffee Party contains both conservatives and liberals, and that the coffee party encompasses a diverse range of people ("young, old, rich, and poor, black, white...")  Surely there are no black people in the tea party.
This new group calls for civility, objects to obstructionism and demands that politicians be held accountable to the people who put them in office.
What's really striking (or there lack of) is the tone of the coverage between the two movements.  We never heard about how quick the Tea Party grew, what they really stand for, instead we just heard how they were angry citizens, lunatics, and about all those posters that were present at some for the Tea Parties (mostly by left infiltrators). 

It is almost surprising that CNN claims to be "in the middle" when discussing Fox News and MSNBC when this kind of "journalism" goes on.  When Conservatives claim "liberal media bias," this is the kind of thing they are talking about.  And Jessica Ravitz (pictured, right), you have just given Conservatives more validity to their argument.  Thank You.

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