The mainstream media provided extensive coverage of the protests surrounding California's ban on same-sex "marriage," but appears to be virtually ignoring the grassroots "TEA parties" that are drawing huge crowds across the country. One conservative media watchdog organization has a problem with that.With the Tea Party movement literally growing in numbers libs now seem to be "outraged" at all the attention FOX News is giving it, while the mainstream press in general ignores it. Funny too that most libs seemed to deem the Tea Parties pretty insignificant not too long ago.
Dan Gainor is vice president for business and culture at the Culture and Media Institute (CMI). He says with Tax Day just a day away, the national news media is continuing to shirk its responsibility by refusing to cover the "Taxed Enough Already" -- or TEA party -- movement.
Gainor says the TEA parties drew 30,000 people to 50 events on February 27, and organizers are hoping to have hundreds of thousands of attendees at more than 1,500 events tomorrow (April 15). But the mainstream media, he argues, was more concerned about giving coverage to homosexuals protesting passage of Proposition 8 -- a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in California -- than they are the concerns of ordinary Americans about the massive government bailouts.
The CMI spokesman says journalists should not let their support for President Obama get in the way of doing what is right.
"The mainstream media are on Obama's side in a big way," he observes, "so why are they going to go write about something that they clearly don't agree with and knocks their guy -- even though I think it's pretty obvious that the TEA party protests are non-partisan."