Friday, February 5, 2010

Mainstream Outlets Flirting With Objective Reporting on Tea Parties

Another Black Conservative reports, "Tea Time in Nashville: The Tea Party Convention." He's right to note the MSM outlets will milk purportedly outlandish criticisms of the administration for all they're worth, on Tom Tancredo, for example.

Yet, Dan Riehl discusses MSNBC at his report, "
MSNBC Does Reasonable Report On Nashville Event." And see also the Los Angeles Times, "'Tea party' Convention a Forum for Woes, Worries." At least with this passage, I think the Times is trying to be fair as well:

Some advocates want to require citizens to pass a civics test before being allowed to vote, a proposal reminiscent of the Jim Crow laws used to keep blacks away from the voting booth.

Former Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo, the convention's opening speaker, raised the issue to enthusiastic applause.

"People who could not spell the word 'vote' or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House -- name is Barack Hussein Obama," Tancredo said.

The remarks didn't go over well with everyone.

"I don't think that's the way to unite people. You might have thoughts about some things, but some things are better left unsaid," said Lisa Mei Norton, a defense contractor by day who moonlights as a singer-songwriter of tea party pop inspired by talk radio.

Norton opted to perform her song "A Revolution's Brewing" on Thursday night, instead of her version of "Where Were You Born?" -- a country-infused song questioning the president's birthplace.
Added: Uh oh ... I hope I didn't speak to soon! See Top of the Ticket, "Joseph Farah, to Cheers at Tea Party Convention, Again Questions Location of Obama's Birth."