After two years of watching CNN and Fox play up these "tea party" rallies as some huge grass roots political movement that's taking over the country and doing live wall to wall coverage of these events when they had some decent crowds show up, now we get this on the two year anniversary of the first tax day protest by these astroturfers.
Sarah Palin gives a speech while being booed by most of the crowd that showed up in Wisconsin to greet her. And the Donald and his comb-over show up in Florida to throw some red meat at a rally there, and both CNN and Fox choose to only show a few minutes of both events and do not let anyone see what the size of the crowd was at either. Gee, I wonder why?
Could it be that showing that either event didn't have a big turnout would not be good for their narrative that this is some actual, large, grass roots movement? Could it be that they didn't want their audience to hear Palin being booed if they showed the entire speech she gave? Could it be that they really didn't want the American public to hear all of what either of them had to say? Could it be that they didn't want the public to know that most of the people who showed up at the Wisconsin rally who were against Palin, and from the accounts I've read, far outnumbered the ones who showed up in support of her? And why no coverage of Andrew Breitbart out there telling everyone to "go to hell" and screaming that "class warfare is un-American." Could it be that they don't think it's too good for the Republican Party to let most of America hear from that raving lunatic as well who was out there introducing Palin?
Here's the footage of the "tea party" events today from CNN.
And here's Fox's coverage.
As Susie already noted, here's what they didn't want you to see in their coverage.