Media: Sneers Or Snores

Mark Steyn:

But I digress. Asked about the tea parties, President Barack Obama responded that he was not aware of them. As Marie Antoinette said, “Let them drink Lapsang Souchong.” His Imperial Majesty at Barackingham Palace having declined to acknowledge the tea parties, his courtiers at the Globe and elsewhere fell into line. Talk-show host Michael Graham spoke to one attendee at the 2009 Boston Tea Party who remarked of the press embargo: “If Obama had been the king of England, the Globe wouldn’t have covered the American Revolution.”

The American media, having run their own business into the ground, are certainly qualified to run everybody else’s into the same abyss. Which is why they’ve decided that hundreds of thousands of citizens protesting taxes and out-of-control spending and government vaporization of Americans’ wealth and their children’s future is no story. Nothing to see here. As Nancy Pelosi says, it’s AstroTurf – fake grass-roots, not the real thing.

When they are not snoring, they’re sneering:

But Roesgen wasn’t done with her “You may already have won!” commercial:

“Did you know,” she sneered, “that the state of Lincoln gets $50 billion out of this stimulus? That’s $50 billion for this state, sir.”

As if that $50 billion was delivered from heaven, not taxed from Americans.  Put another way, that $50 billion amounts to about $166 from every man, woman and child in the US. And there was more than $700 billion more in that stimulus spending spree. Not manna from heaven, taxes from Americans. And Americans will pay every penny of that $2,600 per person in higher prices, lost employment, lower wages or missed opportunities.

The US is currently spending twice as much as it takes in from taxes. Those bills will have to be paid eventually. That is why some people are upset enough to attend Tea Parties.

Yeah, no story here. Or just one to sneer about.

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2 Responses to Media: Sneers Or Snores

  1. K T Cat says:

    Thanks for the link to Steyn. I’d missed that one.

  2. martian says:

    Here in Tallahassee, Florida the local news reported on the local tea party as straight news – no sneering and no editorializing. They also reported on the local party as a part of a larger nationwide movement and that parties were taking place all across the country. Think they’ll lose their network affiliation for treating news as news?

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