Thursday, April 16, 2009

CNN's Susan Roesgen: Tea Parties Are Not for Family Viewing (Video)

Watch this woman! Susan Roesgen provides some rare coverage of the Fox News Tea Parties, aka, the 'Boohoo, Republicans Are Out of Power' parties. I like this woman. If the not exactly demur CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen was a man, she'd already have her own prime time show - opposite Keith Olbermann. And if Ms. Roesgen gets flak for this, Anderson Cooper should also get a wrist slap for his off-color tea bagging jokes.

"You get the general tenor of this. . . anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox and since I can't really hear much more and I think this is not really family viewing."

Via Media Matters and h/t to Women on the Web

About Nashville's Tea Party:
From what I could hear through a muddy and ineffective sound system at the Plaza (their intellectual ignorance of economic history is matched by their technical ignorance of the audio dynamics of amplification), none of the speakers were actually proposing things that would concretely expand employment, improve education, diminish poverty, or fix health care. They want government to just ... stop. It's pretty clear that about two-thirds of the country thinks differently. That's not a reason to silence a dissenting voice, but it could be grounds for rethinking the message.

For more Tea Bag Party coverage, see Save the Rich.

"But the teabaggers... honestly, I still have no idea what it was about. I mean, I know it was about tribal allegiance against Barack Mumia Saddam Obama III. But it wasn't actually about anything else."