Check out CNN’s love letter to the left leaning “Coffee Party”:
(CNN) — In one chair sits a rural retiree, his financial security shot in the slump, a humble Southerner who’s never thought much about politics. In another seat is a born Northerner, an inner-city native, a relative of a civil rights giant. And nearby, circling a table, are an economist, an artist, a onetime John McCain supporter and a long-haired guy who’s rich in Woodstock memories.
Meet these members of the Coffee Party Movement, an organically grown, freshly brewed push that’s marking its official kickoff Saturday. Across the country, even around the globe, they and other Americans in at least several hundred communities are expected to gather in coffeehouses to raise their mugs of java to something new.
They’re professionals, musicians and housewives. They’re frustrated liberal activists, disheartened conservatives and political newborns. They’re young and old, rich and poor, black, white and all shades of other.
Born on Facebook just six weeks ago, the group today boasts more than 110,000 fans. The Coffee Party is billed by many as an answer to the Tea Party (more than 1,000 fewer fans), a year-old protest movement that’s steeped in fiscal conservatism and boiling-hot, anti-tax rhetoric.
This new group calls for civility, objects to obstructionism and demands that politicians be held accountable to the people who put them in office.
Ha! They’re really comparing the “Coffee Party” which barely exists on anything other than Facebook to a nationwide movement with hundreds of thousands participants. Now just for kicks. Let’s compare that loving little piece to how CNN has treated the Tea Party.
After CNN’s senior political analyst David Gergen remarked that Republicans were “searching for their voice” after two electoral losses, Anderson Cooper lovingly remarked, “It’s hard to talk when you’re tea-bagging.”
And then you’ve got to remember this classic CNN story about the Tea Party:
And how about this recent entry into subjective journalism by CNN labeling Tea Partiers “recession raging conservatives”:
You know, I’m not a brilliant man. But if I were giving advice to the lowest rated cable news network I’d tell them to stop cozying up to made up pretend groups that don’t have any real members and stop mocking and ridiculing millions of real Americans. Just an idea.