Showing once again why conservatives despise CNN, so-called reporter Susan Roesgen was completely unable to contain her obvious pro-Obama bias while “reporting” from the Tea Party in Chicago on tax day.
UPDATE: CNN got YouTube to pull the video to which I had linked. Click here to see the embedded version instead.
The CNN reporter’s tone was mocking from the get go and her opinion on the subject of the protest is obvious even before she starts overtly defending the Obama administration. Like a good MSM reporter she brought an agenda to the Tea Party in Chicago, and that agenda involved mocking and undermining it. One sure way to piss off a thoughtful conservative is to bring a mocking and smirky attitude to a subject that they consider intellectually defensible.
The guy with the baby had a point that he was trying to make, convoluted as it was, but the reporter had no concern for what he was saying – she simply wanted to make her point. It was about her… and of course, her new Dear Leader.
As the guy tried to make his point about Lincoln’s position that we should be able to keep the fruits of our labor, this “reporter” actually starts attacking the premise that it could have anything to do with his taxes; I suspect that she wasn’t even listening, instead just waiting for the next opportunity to defend her beloved Barack. As she essentially morphs into Robert Gibbs when she tries to tell the guy that he will get a new child tax credit she proves to any observer that she is nothing more than another Obama spokesman at CNN.
When the guy finally finishes his point the “reporter”, going into complete Obama defense, responds by telling him that his state (IL) gets $50 billion in the stimulus package. It is interesting that when she continues her Obama defense, she turns to look at the camera as if this interview is all about her – perhaps this will help with the liberal bonafides that it takes to get into the beltway cocktail circuit. She arrogantly sums up “the tenor” of the rally when handing back off to the anchor desk as “anti-government” and “anti-CNN” (because it was promoted by the “right-wing conservative network Fox”, she further editorializes). She also claims that “this is not really family viewing” without providing any justification for that.
We are not anti-government, but are anti unconstitutional government. The most fundamental position at the tea parties was that we cannot borrow trillions from future generations to spend on vote buying today. That is how I see both the stimulus package and the budget: conventional liberal huge spending on vote buying schemes – simply every off-the-shelf collectivist program of the last 40 years carted out under the cover of the economic crisis.
The video I linked above from FoundingBloggers.com has more video taken by bystanders after the CNN story where a woman makes the point that the reporters are intentionally not talking to the mainstream people, instead seeking out people that they can perhaps caricature more effectively. The woman going after the so-called reporter makes the point that the media wants to ignore: we are pissed at both parties. The media wants to paint this as simply a bunch of sore-loser Republicans whipped up into a frenzy by evil rich Conservatives. Interestingly, one never hears media criticisms of the incredibly evil George Soros and his always-astroturfing MoveOn.Org.
At the end the reporter even tries to get into the alleged “astro-turfing” allegations, questioning how all of these people found out about the tea party. One has to surmise that since she knows that the media has been ignoring the Tea Party movement she does not understand how the proles found out about it.
I saw a sign at the Atlanta Tea Party that deserves a mention here: CNN – YOU SUCK!