Apparently I’m not the only one that found the coverage to be juvenile and unprofessional.
Julia Seymour is an assistant editor/analyst for the Business and Media Institute of the Media Research Center (MRC).
“It’s just awful reporting,” she says of CNN’s handling of the Chicago rally. “It would be easier to tolerate if CNN had bothered to do the stories leading up to the event. But CNN wasn’t even talking about the TEA parties until April 14 — despite previous protests that had happened in February and two months [of people] organizing these events.”
Beyond the news media, government officials are crying conspiracy on this. JimmieWearingFool has the story. All I can say is that if the Republican party was able to organize anything half as well as the tea parties were organized, they’d be the only party.
And, lest we think that this blog is becoming a mouthpiece for the ‘GOP,’ Jennifer Rubin has written a piece about how this movement could be big trouble for both major parties.
The rallies included a lot of people who have never attended a rally before. I find some hope in this (no pun intended). It’s making me see that the American people aren’t ready to lay down and let America and her liberties be destroyed just yet. And, for those who were wondering, that is why I’m so interested in this movement that I would post about it three times. This is why I’m so encouraged that people are willing to go out and have their voices heard in the middle of a work day in the middle of the week.
I’m encouraged that maybe we have enough political clout to stop the trampling of our rights. I’m sure many of you have heard by now that the Department of Homeland Security has issued a document that could easily be construed as an edict to watch anyone with a differing opinion than those in power is to be mistrusted and watched very closely. At the University of Georgetown, the president spoke, and it was insisted that the Name of Jesus be covered up.
Because of my upbringing in the inner-city, I’m mistrusting by nature. Because of my training as a scientist, I look for all possible outcomes that I can think of. One of the possible future outcomes I’ve seen for a long time is the outlawing of the expressing of the Christian faith, and eventually its practice. It may not ever happen, I know, because it sounds tinfoil-hat crazy, but this is one of the reasons that I’ve been so politically minded as of late. And, I do realize that God is ultimately in control, and that persecution may be just what the church in North America needs to get its act together. Still, it’s nice to see people out there making their voices heard in the name of America’s rich history of freedom and liberty.