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A Storm in a Tea Cup

April 20, 2009

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A Storm in a Tea Cup

The most disgusting aspect of the nationwide “tea party” protests that took place on Tax Day last week was the media coverage. Wrote The News Tribune‘s Dana Booth “Those who scoff at people who accuse the mainstream media of liberal bias certainly weren’t done any favors by the outrageously elitist and condescending coverage by so-called journalists who seemed to look down their noses at the protesters as though they were crowds of unbathed hillbillies. Anarchists throwing chairs through business windows in Seattle at the World Trade Organization conference didn’t bring nearly the contempt from these elitists as a bunch of average citizens who are concerned with out-of-control government spending.”

Booth is correct. And no example of liberal elitist media bias was more flagrant than that of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.

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