Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This picture must remain a mystery for a while. The reason that it is here will be explained soon, so just ignore it for a day or so.
Did you go to one of the Tax Day Tea Parties? There was one organized for Bloomington, IL, which is close to where I live. I had planned to go, but ended up not participating. Now I'm feeling like I shirked my duty! I watched the coverage of some of them on Fox News tonight, and it made me feel proud to be an American. The people I saw were respectful, well-spoken, knew why they were there and were not afraid to tell you. I had the same feeling that I had right after Sept. 11, when every car you saw on the road had an American flag attached to it, and people were not afraid or ashamed to show their patriotism. I then switched over to coverage. I looked at a few other channels and didn't see coverage on them either! I was honestly shocked that so many in the media didn't think it worthy of coverage. Later on Fox, I did see a clip of a female "journalist" from CNN who did make it to one of the parties. She confronted a tall man holding a baby sucking a pacifier (cute little baby!).
Here is the quote of what happened from correspondent Susan Roesgen rudely interrupted one of the protestors and slammed the event for being "anti-government," "anti-CNN," and "not really family viewing." Roesgen asked a man holding his toddler, "Why are you here today?" The man started to respond saying, "Because I hear a president say that he believed in what Lincoln stood for. Lincoln's primary thing was he believed people had the right to liberty and they had the right..."
But Roesgen cut him off him, saying, "But sir, what does that have to do with taxes? What does this have to do with your taxes?" She continued asking questions over his as he asked her to "let me finish my point." One crowd member was heard to yell "shut up" to the Roesgen.
When the man finished his statement about people having the "right to the fruits of their own labor" and "government should not take it," Roesgen began arguing with him again and other protesters began to get upset.
Roesgen backed away claiming that "you get the general tenor of this," tea party. "Anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox and since I can't really hear much more and I think this is not really family viewing.

She was arrogant, belligerent, and provocative in her manner of questioning, not to mention rude and judgemental. She may claim to be a journalist, but she is no journalist!! She was not seeking information or clarity, she had an agenda. I become so frustrated trying to watch the main line news programs anymore, that my blood pressure goes up 10 points! Where are the honest people who should be trying to cover what is really happening? They go out with the intent to sway the listeners to their viewpoint. Journalism today has lost its integrity and the result is that we have candidates for major offices who are being HELPED into office by NEWS READERS!! When did campaigning become part of CNN journalists' job description?

Anyway, I really wish I had followed through with my plans to go. I ended up washing windows and screens and doing laundry, which will do little to change the world, especially since a BIRD has already targeted my bathroom window in a fly over! Eeeeeeewwwwwww...

Hope you didn't have to pay much in the way of taxes today!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you , you nailed it right on the head and said it so well. In complete agreement.



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