Will the Tea Party Ever Get a Fair Shake From the Liberal Media?

It looks as though we’ll pass a spending bill this year without shutting down the government, and ABC News couldn’t resist the temptation to take a shot at the Tea Party. Of course, the liberal news media never misses these opportunities, making them up from whole cloth when they can’t find something legitimate to attack.

“The tea party may have learned its lesson,” the article begins, letting readers know exactly where the “unbiased” reporter is coming from. It goes on to note that conservative Republicans in Congress have been focusing their efforts on immigration rather than a shutdown. The writer perceives this as conservatives having learned from last year’s shutdown and its corresponding unpopularity with Americans. But then he goes on to quote Rep. Mo Brooks, a Republican from Alabama, without really paying attention to what he said:

“No question we learned that with the aid of the news media the Democrats were able to pin the blame on us.”

The bold words are what ABC predictably went out of its way to ignore. Though the major media outlets in the U.S. are supposed to call it down the middle, we’ve seen time and again how effectively and relentlessly they’ve demonized the Tea Party movement.

What’s confounding is why so many Americans buy into the rhetoric. The Tea Party movement isn’t a monolith – it is made up of Republicans and Independents in almost equal measure – and it stands against things that should matter to the middle class. Big government spending, Obamacare, and a tragic national debt are among their biggest foes.

But Tea Partiers have been called everything from racists to terrorists by the news media, often being blamed for things that have nothing to do with the movement. From the beginning, elitists in New York and Washington tried to make it sound like the movement was founded and bankrolled by Roger Ailes. They threw their support behind the leftist Occupy movements even though those protestors were arguing for measures far more extreme than the average Tea Partier. They tried to connect events like the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting with the movement even in the absence of a shred of evidence.

Now ABC wants to pretend like all of this happened in a vacuum. The American people just up and decided that the Tea Party was bad for the country. Nope. Sorry. That’s not the way it went down. The millions of Americans who get their news solely from the big three networks, however, can hardly be blamed for thinking ill of the movement; after all, it’s the only thing that gets through the lens of the press.

You can almost hear the words left unspoken when ABC suggests that the Tea Party has learned their lesson. Now, if only they’d get the hell out of politics altogether. They can’t be quite that blatant, though, so they settle for making their snide remarks. Unfortunately for them, the Tea Party isn’t going anywhere. Far right conservatism – or at least what the liberal media calls far-right conservatism – is the answer to a lot of what ails America. More people than ever are starting to agree.

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  1. THIS IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE LIBERAL MEDIA PUNDITS………..TO WIT:

    The Liberal Mind is the first in-depth examination of the major political madness of our time: The radical left’s efforts to regulate the people from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of personal responsibility, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters government dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses financial obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the family, legalizes all abortion, defies religious and social tradition, declares inequality unjust, and rebels against the duties of citizenship. Through multiple entitlements to unearned goods, services and social status, the liberal politician promises to ensure everyone’s material welfare, provide for everyone’s healthcare, protect everyone’s self-esteem, correct everyone’s social and political disadvantage, educate every citizen, and eliminate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational goals, coercive methods and historical failures, and given its perverse effects on character development, there can be no question of the radical agenda’s madness. Only an irrational agenda would advocate a systematic destruction of the foundations on which ordered liberty depends. Only an irrational man would want the state to run his life for him rather than create secure conditions in which he can run his own life. Only an irrational agenda would deliberately undermine the citizen’s growth to competence by having the state adopt him. Only irrational thinking would trade individual liberty for government coercion, sacrificing the pride of self-reliance for welfare dependency. Only a madman would look at a community of free people cooperating by choice and see a society of victims exploited by villains. [From The Liberal Mind; The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., MD]

    • Very well put

      • THANK YOU JOHN…………THE WRITER IS A DOCTOR………….PROFESSIONALISM
        best regards, joe
        I still cannot understand the way the country has devolved in chaos…..we need to confront these individuals who spread liberal views with a strong message and actions…..if one slowly reads this article……. it is categorically what is transpiring TODAY…..in the USA…….MADNESS!

        • Joe if you get the chance go and listen to Trevor Loudon on his speaking tour, his take on the issue is very enlightening and down right scary. I don’t know where you live but I have included a link to his site and that will give you his schedule.

          http://www.trevorloudon.com/

        • The teaparty has created the chaos, and you blame this on the liberal media? Have you listened to the right wing media lately? In fact, there is no liberal media. I feel the media should be impartial. When you can describe the media source has right wing or left your going to get right or left opinion. I want to here the facts from an impartial media source not some bias. slanted journalist who hates and oppose the other side.

          • And where has the TeaParty ‘created the chaos’ you ‘say’ it has?

            Oh that’s right, all ‘you’ have are your ‘liberal’ talking points.

            Well let’s have a look at the liberal media that you ‘laud’.

            http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/181843/abc-news-speculates-theater-shooter-jim-holmes-linked-to-tea-party/

            http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/aurora-abc-draws-possible-tea-party-connection-129568.html

            Now let’s see, I just posted proof tfrom Politico, and poynter.org that liberal media outlet ABC was keen on blaming the TeaParty for shootings that in fact they did not do, and in fact forced to apologize.

            However you have posted no proof about your wild assumption that the TeaParty is to blame for all the chaos it ‘creates’, nor could you even name the ‘chaos’ that you ‘say’ the TeaParty is creating.

            And you have the gall to say

            “I want to here (your spelling not mine) the facts from a impartial media source not some bias. slanted journalist who hates and oppose the other side.”

            Well ‘dearie’, I just provided one example of the lies that the leftist media you are ‘lauding’ as so fantastic and ‘impartial’ is in fact as biased against the TeaParty as you are. (which makes me wonder about ‘your’ agenda)…

          • The communist party USA began infiltrating the ‘news media’ long ago about the same time they infiltrated the Democrats. The ‘chaos’ started then with their ‘divide and conquer’ mentality… and it is working very well… liberals pitting themselves against conservatives, blacks against whites, Democrats against Republicans… back when I was growing up the parties worked together and liberals sat down with conservatives to discuss important issues… sadly that has all changed and not for the better… CHAOS by design of the Communist Party USA.

    • I’d like to add that the government is wanting to be the parent and not let America grow keep you as a child and they will always come running back to the parent(government)

    • i agree joe. or maybe they’re just plain stupid.

    • Thank you for your insight. You’re spot on about this.

  2. I would point out that the Tea Party agenda has changed very little if
    any, other than possibly denouncing the IRS and boarder security. What
    has changed is the perception of what the Tea Party stands for and much
    of that comes from the main stream media and the bashing of the Tea
    Party by both the Democrats and the old guard GOP (the good old boys)
    they don’t want to change the status quo. This is my belief about those
    who constantly bash the Tea Party and many who have let their support
    for them wain. There are two main camps who oppose the Tea Party, those
    who fear the spotlight that is being shined on their actions and agenda by the
    Tea Party (it is always embarrassing to be shown for what they truly
    stand for) and group number two are those who are either too stupid or
    too lazy to do their own research and simply parrot group number one.

  3. If they stopped attacking the tea party, they would have nothing else. It’s not media, it’s a extension of the political machine…It’s sad actually. It’s just time to start fighting back. Working the polls, I got in a fat F’s face cause he was putting his finger in the face of a elderly woman.. I was taught to respect my elders and after I took a chunk out of his ass, he ran off. But this is what your dealing with. They are cowards. Nothing but cowards who work in numbers. that’s it that’s all.

  4. I stand and vote with the Tea Party and always will. However, my problem with them is they beg and beg for more and more money which they use to send faxes and make telephone calls. That time has pretty well come and gone. If we are to save our country and our lives it is going to take rifle smoke. Our founding fathers had to fight to win this country and we are going to have to fight to keep it. obama intends to eventually put to death every non-muslims and specially white Americans and make it completely islamic. So don’t worry about fighting and dyeing.. If you don’t fight you will die like Hitler’s jews.

  5. “Will the tea party ever get a fair shake from the liberal media” some kind of question coming from conservatives Go out and get it yourselves. !!. Too well the tea party knows what the Nation needs !. Accordingly lay out your agenda and stick with it ! At the moment the tea party is liken to being on a busy highway, changing lanes at top speed and getting nowhere, not alone is weaving dangerous apart from getting a ticker, can get you killed. Sit for a week, study and draw up an agenda, and don’t be asking for stuff, GO GET IT !

  6. The answer to the headline is ” HELL NO, AND WHO CARES”. The informed don’t listen to the alphabet channels. The question should be, ” Who will fund more factual journalism?”

  7. I don’t think so I feel that the liberal media is converted Muslim. And with the actions they are taken to cover up this Obama and all his treason they are committing treason on the United States every day as well As the United States Senate which is also converted muslim

  8. This MSM would have trashed this countrys Founding Fathers, So I wear being trashed as a BADGE OF HONOR!

  9. Nope. Not until Barry is gone, the next prez is repub or, perhaps, independent amd both houses belong to conservatives(?). Then and only then we can shove it up their arrogant, demoralized arses!

    • The sad fact is .. .even when we have all branches of government Conservative; the liberal media will find a way to attack all conservatives.

      We can never hope for the Liberal Media to ‘like’ the Tea Party or Conservatives.

      We can only work to ‘educate’ the public, and spread the truth against the lies that will always be spread by the libs about us.

  10. The liberals are describing a dysfunctional bunch of folks whose main purpose is to divide, filibuster, confuse, and to cause chaos. They are puppets of the rich who pull the strings.

  11. Like Islam wants things to go their way only and accept no other religious point of view, Liberal Media reports the news as their ideology spins it. They are not fair and balanced. Like an atheist would report on religion, nothing good could come out of that. Rattled with lies and spin comes liberal reporting. Today Liberalism is just another way of saying Communism. Their only obstruction is the Constitution and thats why they treat it with as much disrespect as an atheist treats the Holy Bible. And yes, you can find Christians desire to uphold the constitution and the Holy Bible. I watch several news broadcasts, and my channel has always found its way back to FOX where I find the reporting to be fair and balanced. Honesty and truth are a life persuit of Christians. Lie and cheat are not unexpected of atheism

  12. The answer to that of course is … NO.

  13. The answer to the question is NO. No third party, including the Tea Party will get a fair shake from the Media.

    The Left Stream Media is owned and controlled by ideological Liberal Progressive socialists. They also control the Democrats.

    When the Tea party came to life with the message of “Taxed Enough Already” it scared the cr– out of the elite controllers of both the Democrats and Republican parties. Taxed Enough Already appealed to a huge percentage of the American Population. Common every day people from EVERY walk of life related to the fact that we are taxed too much.

    Neither party could afford to loose a majority of their constituents to a third party, especially when most people would have gladly joined a party that only had a platform of Taxed Enough…

    So the Liberal Media whacked the Tea Party to marginalize them. It worked.

  14. The Tea Party scares the hell out of liberals.

    Remember the speech Sarah Palin gave right after McCain made her his running mate? She brought down the house. Reminded me of something that happened when Adlai Stevenson was running. A woman called out, “Senator, you have the vote of every thinking person!” Stevenson called back: “That’s not enough madam, we need a majority!” Truer words were never spoken.

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