The tea party movement continues to gain steam, as anti-tax increase, anti-bailout, anti-ballooning deficit citizens turned out around the country today…One emerging theme is the absence of press coverage, especially at the national level. For some reason, reporters and editors believe it is not news when thousands of people, all around the country, gather to protest the government’s bailouts, trillions in debt, etc. And yet, when a mere forty people turned out in Connecticut for an ACORN-sponsored bus tour of homes owned by AIG executives, there were more media people covering the event than there were people on the bus. So let’s see: conservative and libertarian opposition to the government’s economic initiatives–not news. Far left opposition to the government’s economic initiatives, no matter how few participate–that’s news. But of course, not a single person reading this will be surprised.
Assrocket links to photos of Teabagging in Orlando, FL, Raleigh, NC and Ridgefield, CT — the last of which drew a staggering 200 people.
You can see where this is going, can’t you?
ORLANDO ‘TEA PARTY’ PROTEST DRAWS MORE THAN 4,000
PORK FRIED AT CAPITOL PROTEST; STIMULUS WRONG, PROTESTORS SAY
HUNDREDS PROTEST ADMINISTRATION’S ACTIONS AT VILLAGE RALLY
I don’t think "absence" means what Assrocket thinks it means.
Still, moans the Anchor Baby,
Maybe if the Tea Party protesters burned the American flag instead of waving it proudly, the AP would send out reporters…
Here’s a thought. Maybe if the Teabaggers wanted even more ink than they’re already getting, they should consider staging these circlejerks in towns that can’t fit their entire populations in the Staples Center.
How ’bout, say, New York City?