Skip to comments.TIME: Tea Party 'Not Big Movement,' Palin Fans 'Un-American'
Posted on 02/09/2010 2:04:43 PM PST by Justaham
Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement both have far less support in the country at large than a gullible Old Media seems to understand or suggest, Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin asserted on The Page while colleague Joe Klein, on Times Swampland blog, showed fear of the supposedly impotent coalition as he denigrated her Saturday night convention speech as anti-intellectual drivel, scolding as anti-American those dumb enough to like her:
Those who celebrate Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge as a form of authenticity superior to Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality are representatives of a long-standing American theme the celebration of sameness, and mediocrity, in a country that has succeeded brilliantly because of its diversity and restlessly eccentric genius. Happily, it has almost always been a losing theme. And, indeed, in the truest sense, it can be called anti-American.
Halperin, political director for ABC News until 2007, appeared on the Sunday edition of ABCs World News where he insisted Palin and tea partiers are still not big enough or specific enough to do anything but criticize Obama, criticize the government and while that creates excitement, it's not a national governing movement.
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**....he insisted Palin and tea partiers are still not big enough or specific enough to do anything but criticize Obama,....***
Ignore them at your peril!
YOSSARIAN: Time Magazine ‘Not Big Readership,’ Obama Fans ‘Pro-Communisim’
And yet these idiots try to pass as “journalists”
LOL at their stupidity
Good. It’s a new day and they’re still clueless idiots. I hope they never wake up.
Does anybody still subscribe to Time?
I remember a few decades ago when it was a first class news magazine. I don’t even see it in doctors’ offices any more.
Maybe it’s because they hire learning-disabled leftists for their political analysts.
Time: Not Big Subscription.
Just keep whistling past the graveyard and pay no mind to us trivial whiners promoting freedom. ; )
Seemed not too long ago the Leftists were screaming that we weren’t supposed to question their patriosm, yet they are they are doing this to those who don’t agree with them. The Left’s m.o.: When in doubt shout down your opponent with ceaseless attacks no matter how baseless.
I guess this is why the Media ignores anti-War protesters, pro-Abortion protesters, animal rights protesters, homosexual activists, radical feminists, illegal alien rallies and global warming scaremongers. Because they’re a loud vocal minority with no real political power.
This will be one of those headlines/threads you’ll want to keep for posterity.
Which one is Will????
” learning-disabled leftists”
That’s not what Rahm Emmanuel called them!
Time is running out for this piece of yellow journalism fit only for the dumpster!
Where do I remember that name from?
Oh yeah, he used to be in charge of political coverage at ABC News:
Halperin internal memo dated Friday October 8, 2004
It goes without saying that the stakes are getting very high for the country and the campaigns - and our responsibilities become quite grave
I do not want to set off and endless colloquy that none of us have time for today - nor do I want to stifle one. Please respond if you feel you can advance the discussion.
The New York Times (Nagourney/Stevenson) and Howard Fineman on the web both make the same point today: the current Bush attacks on Kerry involve distortions and taking things out of context in a way that goes beyond what Kerry has done.
Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win.
We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn't mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides "equally" accountable when the facts don't warrant that.
I'm sure many of you have this week felt the stepped up Bush efforts to complain about our coverage. This is all part of their efforts to get away with as much as possible with the stepped up, renewed efforts to win the election by destroying Senator Kerry at least partly through distortions.
It's up to Kerry to defend himself, of course. But as one of the few news organizations with the skill and strength to help voters evaluate what the candidates are saying to serve the public interest. Now is the time for all of us to step up and do that right.
Who'd believe this activist turkey?
I would bet money that there were more Tea Party attendees in 2009 than copies of Time Magazine sold on the newsstand.
Time- It’s just too ghey.