Apr. 17, 19, and 26, and May 3, 2011
The MSM, that old time conglomerate of anti-conservative newspapers and TV networks, keeps implying that the Tea Party causes Republicans headaches, but it doesn't. I'm a Republican and I like The Tea Party - because it's honest. It's funny to see how members of the MSM don't get it!
Did you see that fun montage on TV, the one which revealed President Obama's favorite drinks? Most of the time, this kind of story starts with an over-the-top, abnormally jovial narrator, saying something like this, (remember, with more glee than usual): "Tea? No, that would be water. And, there you have beer and champagne, soda pop, a nice cold smoothie, a shot of Orange Juice..." At this point, the narrator's strikes a more serious chord. "And yes, ok, he also drinks tea... In fact, he's had to swallow quite a bit lately." The story implies the Tea Party stole Obama's line of 'change.' Next, the narrator's voice is somber and slightly irritated. "When a deal was struck to cut the budget by $38.5 billion - which is historic - they [those darn conservatives] had wanted $100 billion." (But, isn't this but a trifle compared to the $4.6 trillion, skyrocketing debt? For example, 38.5 billion is about 125 times smaller than the national debt.)
The same reporter next turns on the Tea Party. They defied John Boehner (the MSM loves such dissonance among conservatives), the narrator says, so he had to get Democrats to vote with him on the compromise. "This leads to the question, who's leading whom?" (They love to highlight what they see as problems for Republicans, don't they?) "They [Tea Party people], of course, are still going to want big tax cuts and that's going to be a fight because he [President Obama] also talked this week about government that is worth saving." Next the president says the following, "There's nothing serious about a plan [Rep. Paul Ryan's] that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." The narrator finishes with, "Because to him [President Obama], that tea sounds like Cool Aid and that he's not drinking!" Did I make this up? No, my friends, it was narrated by ABC's John Donvan on This Week on Apr. 17, 2011. By the way, what is government that's worth saving?
Remember when reporters were inquisitive? They used to question everything, and ask the important people they interviewed meaningful and incisive questions, but not anymore. Notice how the mainstream media's reporters support Democrats and their positions? No? Then perhaps you missed Matt Lauer on the Apr. 6, 2011 edition of the Today show giving Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) a break by saying it all for him. Lauer said, "And when you look at some of the things the Tea Party and others on the far right are asking for: no funding for planned parenthood, no funding for climate control, public broadcasting..." Now, here comes the tough question (for Schumer) from Lauer, "Does this seem to you, Senator, that this is less about a fiscal debate or an economic policy debate and they [the Republicans] are making an ideological stand here?" Schumer could only respond with, "That's exactly, right, Matt. You've hit the nail on the head."
Yes, the MSM is quite a pain!
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