The mainstream media (“MSM”) showed their true stripes again during their coverage of the hundreds of Tea Parties held yesterday. When confronted with a true grass-roots effort to protest excessive taxation and what is turning into an ever intrusive federal government, the MSM fell back on their typical, tired playbook. They tried to diminish the efforts of the planners and attendees like the elitists they are.
Over the years, Anderson Cooper had seemed to be different, but we probably saw the real Cooper yesterday. During his coverage of the tea parties and in response to a statement from David Gergen about the Republicans needing to “find their voice,” Cooper made the smug, off-color statement: