The Demonization Of The Tea Party Movement

Once upon a time, news anchors at least attempted to conduct themselves in a professional manner. But on election night 2010, quite a few of the anchors on the various news networks threw all standards of professionalism right out the window and did everything they could to demonize the Tea Party movement.  As you will see below, Tea Party candidates were not just called “wacky”, “kooky” and “extremists” on Tuesday night.  On MSNBC alone, Michelle Bachmann was repeatedly asked if she was “hypnotized” as the news anchors openly laughed at her while she was being interviewed, and there was a roundtable discussion which went on for an extended period of time about how Rand Paul, by himself, was going to cause a massive worldwide economic depression.  If MSNBC even had an ounce of integrity left they would fire the whole team of anchors that covered election night, but we all know that is not going to happen.  The truth is that the establishment is scared to death of the Tea Party movement now, and the executives at these various networks will almost certainly be directing their news people to demonize prominent Tea Party politicians more than ever.


During the 2010 campaign, the news media generally treated Democrats and establishment Republicans with a great deal of respect, but it was open season on Tea Party candidates.  If you were running for office under the Tea Party banner, suddenly it became acceptable for the media to refer to you as a “bitch”, a “witch” or even a “Nazi”.  The establishment is not even trying to hide the hatred that it has for those who love liberty, freedom and a more limited government any longer. 

Posted below is video of the MSNBC interview with Michelle Bachmann on election night.  It was absolutely shameful how the MSNBC anchors treated her.

Over and over and over Chris Matthews kept trying to accuse her of McCarthyism and of wanting to investigate other members of Congress for “un-American” activities.  When Bachmann refused to take the bait, Matthews started to openly mock her during the interview.  The following are some of the questions he actually asked her…. 

“Are you hypnotized tonight?”

“Has someone hypnotized you?”

“Are you hypnotized?”

“Has someone put you under a trance tonight?”

Near the end of the interview, Matthews declared that her philosophy is “to investigate everyone for everything”, once again attempting to link her to Joseph McCarthy.

As the interview was ending, he took one last shot at her: “Thank you very much, congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, who seems to be in a trance.”

How disgraceful is that?

Is this what passes for professional journalism in 2010?

Later on, as the MSNBC anchors were discussing the interview, Matthews described Bachmann as “moronically looking directly at the camera”.

Do you ever think that he would treat an establishment Democrat or an establishment Republican so shamefully?

Of course not.

Here is the video footage of that interview…..

But it is not just Michelle Bachmann that is being demonized.

On election night, one of the biggest targets was Rand Paul.  In the clip below, MSNBC anchors spend an extended amount of time discussing how Rand Paul could single-handedly cause a massive worldwide economic depression….

The video clip above is so bizarre that it could actually be mistaken for a sketch on Saturday Night Live. 

Rand Paul is going to cause a worldwide depression all by himself?

Are they kidding?

Sadly, they are not.

This is yet another sign of how desperate the establishment is becoming.

The truth about our financial system is coming out, the truth about the Federal Reserve is coming out and the truth about how the U.S. government really works is coming out.

The American people are waking up, and the overwhelming support for the Tea Party movement on Tuesday is really shaking the establishment up.

So in response, expect the vitriol from the establishment attack dogs on the major news networks to get even worse. 

The Tea Party movement is a threat to the status quo.  The Tea Party movement has the potential to bring some real change to Washington D.C.

But the folks who control the system do not like that and they aren’t just going to roll over and let it happen.  Expect the establishment to fight back and to fight back hard.