Can the media really be this clueless about the Tea Parties?
I watched the video posted here of the Rachel Maddow show–a piece from MSNBC, and I was amazed at how apparently clueless these ladies were about the ideas behind the tea parties. They revealed a slight amount of knowlege in linking them to Ron Paul’s supporters, but other wise they appeared to have no idea what they were all about. There are two possibilites: either these ladies are too lazy to simply pull up the reteaparty.com website, or they are purposely trying to confuse people and misrepresent the movement. Their strange fixation/obsession on the word teabagging was a notable. Journalism is truly dead.
They also engaged in the standard “crazy ideas” assessment of Ron Paul and his movement. I believe it may seem crazy to them. As Carabini writes in his new book:
I have often wondered why those with strong opinions about social affairs are always attracted toward one of two opposing poles. There are those inclined to liberty—freedom of the individual to live his or her life in any peaceful way. And there are those who are inclined to mastery—permitting others to live their lives only as another sees fit.
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