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Tax Day, 2009: The day the mainstream media died?
Christian Science Monitor (believe it or not) ^ | 4/15/2009 | Patrik Jonsson

Posted on 04/15/2009 7:51:58 PM PDT by markomalley

Atlanta - They came to public squares and parks across the country by the hundreds and thousands on Tax Day, April 15, hoping for nothing less than a second American revolution. Their "tea parties" are part of a burgeoning national movement, they said – a nonpartisan wave of Americans outraged by Washington's profligacy and its intrusion into every aspect of daily life.

And yet ... only a whisper in the mainstream press, they complain.

To tea partyers, the disconnect points up the wide divide between elite media and the population at large. To others, any downplaying of the protests is just a symptom of the broader reordering of the media world.

The hold that a few media conglomerates have held on the dissemination of news is quickly vanishing. Blogs and upstart websites like HuffingtonPost.com are providing a wider array of voices and viewpoints. The decidedly liberal HuffingtonPost, for instance, sent 1,800 "citizen journalists," toting iPhones and laptops, to cover the tea parties. In response to such "competition," traditional newsrooms are beginning to shift their mind-sets, too, using Web-based networking sites like Twitter to try to become more immediate and relevant to people across the US.

In that vein, Wednesday's Tea Party protests are a kind of D-Day for alternative journalism.

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Fox News grandstanding aside, the enduring momentum of the tea-party movement, which began in February, underscores real grievances, which participants say the mainstream media have largely ignored – providing an opportunity for alternative, Web-based news sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aar; bho44; blogs; democrats; elitemedia; enemedia; liberalmedia; msm; obamedia; taxday; teaparty
Despite the typical left-wing jabs that we expect to see coming out of the CSM, there is some actual worthwhile content in the article
1 posted on 04/15/2009 7:51:59 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Who wrote this really??


2 posted on 04/15/2009 7:56:25 PM PDT by txroadkill (Medicare, Medicaid and now we have Medi-Car)
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To: markomalley
whoever wrote this was not watching the local news.

The Tea Parties list above had local coverage even from liberal stations.

3 posted on 04/15/2009 7:58:30 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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4 posted on 04/15/2009 7:58:41 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

Exactly...ONLY local stations covered it.


5 posted on 04/15/2009 8:01:25 PM PDT by jra
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To: markomalley

The next Tea Party should be scheduled for the first few days in July. (The 4th is on a Saturday)


6 posted on 04/15/2009 8:04:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Obama's plan = "STEALING FROM THOSE WHO CREATE THE JOBS!")
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To: markomalley

The next Tea Party should be scheduled for the first few days in July. (The 4th is on a Saturday)


7 posted on 04/15/2009 8:10:00 PM PDT by G Larry (Obama's plan = "STEALING FROM THOSE WHO CREATE THE JOBS!")
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To: markomalley
Omaha, Papillion & Millard Nebraska had a lot more than they anticipated. We also had dems crash (about 8 pretending to be against higher taxes) They were yelling at the speaker....being obnoxious.
8 posted on 04/15/2009 8:10:54 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: markomalley

CSM is now online-only right?


9 posted on 04/15/2009 8:14:54 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: G Larry

exactly!!


10 posted on 04/15/2009 8:15:43 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

There were probably more involved with this than the fabled “Million Man March” but the media is silent.


11 posted on 04/15/2009 8:26:40 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I shoot only after kindness fails.)
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[Partisan news organizations] are normalizing conspiracy theories and making hysteria more palatable," says Erikka Knuti of Media Matters, noting what she calls a "hysteria ... about socialism, fascism, and a new world order."

Media Matters. Snort. This is like Lenin denying that the Bolsheviks had any intention of overthrowing the Russian provisional government. She has learned Alinsky's lessons well, and the CSM dutifully parrots them. I am sorry, but this is a lame article.

12 posted on 04/15/2009 8:32:13 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: markomalley

The media was dead already...

The propaganda machine is alive and ticking though.

AND YOU PAY FOR IT THROUGH YOUR CABLE BILL!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 04/15/2009 8:36:01 PM PDT by Safrguns
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