5 Years After: 7 Worst Media Attacks on Tea Party
Have to give it to the liberals… they stick by their fundimental strategies… since they can never defend just attack and disparage.
Five years ago, the Tea Party launched itself onto the American political scene – pushing hard against ObamaCare, the $787-billion stimulus and Big Government. On Feb. 27, 2009, Tea Party protests were held in more than 40 cities.
But rather than treat the Tea Party as a standard protest movement, the American media closed ranks with the left and spent much of the last five years attacking them. The Tea Party has been called “racist,” “homophobic,” “terrorists” and “wingnuts.” It has also been accused of causing “economic destruction.” The media tried to link Tea Partiers to the attack on then-Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords, D-Ariz., and the Aurora theater shooting.
By contrast, the media lionized the Occupy Wall Street movement, though Occupiers openly called for “revolution,” even marching down the street carrying banners with that battle cry, or sometimes communist flags. According to OccupyArrests.com, there have been 7,765 arrests of that group. Arrests ranged from rape and assaults on police to vandalism, rioting and arson. Five Cleveland Occupiers were even arrested in a bombing plot.
The Tea Party events that were almost universally peaceful never received the same kind of positive coverage. Instead, Tea Partiers were often treated like Hezbollah by a media embracing liberal talking points at every turn.
1. Blaming Tea Partier for Mass Murder
2. Krugman: Blame Tea Party for Giffords Shooting
3. Blame the Tea Party, They’re ‘Terrorists’
4. Media Immaturity over ‘Teabag’ Sexual Meaning
5. It’s Racism
6. The South Has Risen Again
7. OK, Tea Party Is Just Everything Bad