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Tea Party Success Escapes Media

Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 03:20 PM

By Phil Brennan

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Last week I wrote of the nationwide tea party movement and our mainstream media’s lack of respect for it.

I wrote: “That the numbers expected to participate are staggering can in no way be attributed to publicity in the odious mainstream media which can devote gallons of ink and expensive broadcast time on protests by small handfuls of left-wing groups opposed to the Iraq war or promoting gay marriage but can't find time or space to cover the birth of a genuine and spontaneous nationwide citizens movement honestly.”

Right on.

Instead of covering the tea parties a legitimate expression of dissatisfaction with an out-of-control spendthrift federal government, the mainstream media derided it and universally portrayed those fellow Americans as near sub-human non-thinking goons.

The dissatisfied were unable to gracefully accept without question the beneficence of the glorious Obama administration at whose feet the mainstream media worshipfully grovels.

Just who are these people of the media?

For the most part they are the products of alleged institutions of higher learning presided over by a professoriate composed of devout Marxists who float above the grim precincts of reality while concentrating on expressing their hatred of America and inflicting their venom on their impressionable students.

Convinced they have been elevated into an elite by virtue of having spent four years under such informed and inspired tutelage, they go forth into the ranks of the nation's print and broadcast media harboring the virus of imagined superiority over the citizenry of the despised United States of America.

They are determined to remake their fellow Americans into obedient robots willing to surrender their liberty to an all-knowing state dedicated to their welfare.

You don’t know what’s good for you. They do.

Not satisfied with their fellow Americans created in the image and likeness of God, they seek to remake them into their own image, always subservient to the whims and caprices of the all-knowing state that is better equipped to manage their affairs than are they themselves.

Writing in the Washington Independent David Dante Troutt a professor of law at Rutgers University observed that he knows this breed well: "I went to school with them, work with them, dine with them, pass them in the halls of my children’s school. I know them well enough that they are almost me. They are elitists, and you can know them by their smugness."

He goes on to complain that "the wit and wisdom of about a thousand white men (and women) from the Ivy League commands our political sensibilities and our sense of humor.

"They do it in periodicals like ‘The New Yorker,’ shows like 'The Daily Show with Jon Stuart' and MSNBC’s tight rotation of 24-7 punditry on shows like the sanctimonious 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann.'"

They are universally contemptuous of the intellectual abilities of the great mass of their fellow Americans.

One CNN correspondent expressed her utter inability to understand why a tea party attendee could not appreciate all the wonderful gifts her cherished federal government is seeking to bestow upon him, such as the $400 Mr. Obama was sending him, or the $50 billion of non-existent money he was dispatching to the once sovereign state of Illinois.

Her professors couldn't have been more proud of her performance, or that of poor Janeane Garofalo who saw the whole thing as the rebirth of Jim Crow — of racism unbounded — expressed by the tea partiers' imagined dissatisfaction with the election of Barack Hussein Obama and not of his authoritarian collectivist mentality.

Their snobbish elitism is exacting a high price upon the mainstream media they dominate: it is going broke, the presses are shutting down, their broadcast ratings are shrinking.

They are reduced to complaining about the runaway success of Fox News, which they despise for its doctrine of being fair and balanced. That means covering all sides while the MSM elite remains dedicated to covering only one side: their own.

They are going under. Joblessness is their future lot.

Good riddance!

Phil Brennan writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at pvb@pvbr.com.

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