LOS ANGELES, October 24, 2011―If ever there were crystal clear evidence of liberal bias in the news media, the differences between the way the Tea Party was portrayed in 2009 and the glowing tributes to the savages occupying Wall Street would be it.
So for those not infected with the media bias virus, an honest unfiltered lens is needed to show how divergent these movements are.
Despite attempts to paint the Tea Party as astroturf, the Tea Party really was a grassroots movement. It started after a trader on CNBC named Rick Santelli angrily suggested in a now famous rant that Americans should have another revolution by throwing tea in the harbor again.
Ordinary Americans came by the thousands to rallies all over the country, and they were united by one simple message. America was broke, and the people were "taxed enough already." Politicians of both parties had to cut spending. The message never changed. Everything came down to cutting spending. Eighty year old ladies in wheelchairs were concerned that their grandchildren would not have the American dream. Tea Party attendees were trying to preserve the American way of life.
Desperate to discredit the movement, the left tried to paint the Tea Party attendees as racists, going so far as to send in fake protesters with hateful signs to help make that vile charge stick. They called Tea Partiers "violent," despite the absence of a single arrest of anyone at any of the thousands of Tea Party rallies. Many Tea Party attendees raised their voices at town hall meetings, but at no time did any physical violence occur.
Allegations of violence were debunked when liberals failed to produce a single videotape showing anything more than concerned citizens participating in democracy.
Liberals blamed every failure of government on the Tea Party, despite the Democrats having all the levers of power for two years. The Democrats failed to govern. They failed to produce a budget. They rammed a health care bill through without reading it. They ignored the people, and the 2010 elections gave the Democrats a "shellacking."
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