Thursday, April 22, 2010

Media Coverage of the Tea Party Movement

I know people who read my blog are sick of me writing about the Tea Party movement. It probably seems as if I’m infatuated with these people, I’m not. However, I am confused in regards to the reaction to the Tea Party movement by Democrats and President Obama supporters. I’ll get to the Democrats and the so called President supporters later.

I got to begin with a few words about the media coverage of the Tea Party. The March on Washington organized by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attracted a crowd of approximately a million people, based on the theme for African American men to clean up their lives and rebuild their neighborhoods. Dr. Martin Luther King speech, “I Have a Dream” attracted a crowd of approximately 250,000. On the other hand, recent Tea Party rallies attracted a crowd of only 1,500 at any of their recent events, this tally comes from Tea Party organizers; but yet the media are touting these people as game changers in upcoming elections.

As I’ve written before, the Tea Party movement is nothing more than a small bunch of White racist people pissed off because the President of the United States of America is a Black man; this is as clear as Black and White.

To the Democrats and the so called President Obama supporters, the silence is deafening. It’s either the President’s supporters are outright cowards, or they woke up on the morning of November 5, 2008 and asked themselves, “did I actually vote for a Black guy yesterday.” To be truthful, there are a few President Obama supporters protesting in behalf of the President; but the media refuse to cover those people. Make no mistake about it, Republicans and their racist followers are not the only people who want the President to fail; a vast number of media outlets share the same view.

I’ll end with this, if the Black community think that just because Barack Obama is a smart sharp guy, then therefore all we have to do is sit on the sidelines and do nothing and everything will be fine; we’re fooling ourselves. White America is mobilizing against this man, and we as Black people are just sitting there doing nothing to counter these people; tomorrow will be too late, we need to act now.

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