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[MSNBC & CNN] Cable Anchors, Guests Use Tea Parties as Platform for Frat House Humor
Fox News ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2009

Posted on 04/16/2009 9:47:09 AM PDT by lewisglad

For thousands of Americans, Tax Day was a moment to protest what they see as bloated budgets and a pile of debt being passed on to their children.

For CNN, MSNBC and other media outlets, it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to use the word "teabagging" in a sentence.

Teabagging, for those who don't live in a frat house, refers to a sexual act involving part of the male genitalia and a second person's face or mouth.

So when the anti-tax "tea party" protests were held Wednesday across the country, cable anchors and guests -- who for weeks had all but ignored the story -- covered the protests by cracking a litany of barely concealed sexual references.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper interspersed "teabagging" references with analyst David Gergen's more staid commentary on how Republicans are still "searching for their voice."

"It's hard to talk when you're teabagging," Cooper explained. Gergen laughed, but Cooper kept a straight face.

MSNBC's David Shuster weaved a tapestry of "Animal House" humor Monday as he filled in for Countdown host Keith Olbermann.

The protests, he explained, amount to "Teabagging day for the right wing and they are going nuts for it."

He described the parties as simultaneously "full-throated" and "toothless," and continued: "They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending." Shuster also noted how the protesters "whipped out" the demonstrations this past weekend.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 04/16/2009 9:47:09 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
Here's Cooper 'teabagging'...


2 posted on 04/16/2009 9:49:28 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Real "arrogance" is enslaving MY grandkids for Zero's utopia)
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To: lewisglad

"It is anti-government, it is anti-CNN, it is not appropriate for family viewing..."

3 posted on 04/16/2009 9:49:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: lewisglad

Rememeber when the media was up in arms over McCain’s Obama-Britney Spears ad? Fair and balanced.


4 posted on 04/16/2009 9:51:11 AM PDT by exist
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To: lewisglad

CNN should be reported to the FCC.


5 posted on 04/16/2009 9:51:18 AM PDT by benjibrowder (I keep praying for hope and change, but I open my eyes and Obama is still President.)
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To: lewisglad

The Left has no value system or moral compass, but we already knew that. The MSM sucks, period.


6 posted on 04/16/2009 9:51:42 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: lewisglad

Who says you don’t get an education on the Free Republic? Thanks for the enlightenment - I thought I knew EVERYTHING!


7 posted on 04/16/2009 9:53:36 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: benjibrowder

If anyone thinks the orally charged remarks on mainstream cable were just a coincidence, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s segments over the past week with guest, Air America’s Ana Marie Cox, would dissolve all doubt. Their on-air gymnastics, dancing around the double entendre of the week, looked like live-action Beavis and Butthead.

By one count, the two of them used the word “teabag” more than 50 times on one show. And on Monday, Cox even let the viewers in on their joke — referencing Urbandictionary.com, a site which offers a number of colorful definitions for the term “teabagging.”

“Well, there is a lot of love in teabagging,” Cox said. “It is curious, though, as you point out, they do not use the verb ‘teabag.’ It might be because they’re less enthusiastic about teabagging than some of the more corporate conservatives who seem to have taken to it quite easily.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MJVPIsZPpI


8 posted on 04/16/2009 9:53:38 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

i purposly switched around the channels, fox, cnn, msnbc and was appalled by seeing the same thing...all other channels were taking this as a joke. actually laughing at the american people. they are disgracful and when the shooting begins their channels should be the first to go....


9 posted on 04/16/2009 9:53:42 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: wac3rd

Is that before or after they teabag? .....sorry.....


10 posted on 04/16/2009 9:54:52 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: lewisglad

All this after overlooking years of the available unintentional humor provided by the likes of the Code Pinkos.


11 posted on 04/16/2009 9:56:16 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: exist

“David Shuster: GOP Going Nuts For Teabagging, But They Need A Dick Armey” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELy61zkZHO0


12 posted on 04/16/2009 9:56:20 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Seriously, should we expect anything more?


13 posted on 04/16/2009 9:56:31 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: matginzac

Isn’t that taught in junior high as being “inclusive and diverse”?


14 posted on 04/16/2009 9:57:03 AM PDT by wac3rd (In the end, we all are Conservative, some just need their lives jolted to realize that fact.)
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To: lewisglad

Amazing, battle lines are so clearly drawn now. CNN is the Burea of Official Propaganda for 0bama. I’m sure Rheem or Rahm or whatever the hec his name is had a well laid out plan with the big wigs at CNN and the rest of the commie media for this.


15 posted on 04/16/2009 9:59:10 AM PDT by culpeper ( When traitors are called heroes, dark times have fallen - Roland Deschain)
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To: wac3rd

Well, at the risk of dating myself, it wasn’t when I was in Jr High. So I thank Freeps for keeping me up (oops, pun) on things *groan*


16 posted on 04/16/2009 9:59:58 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: culpeper

What does that tell you about things if these dopes even know what teabagging means. Although, I’m having a lot of fun using the term now in their reference.


17 posted on 04/16/2009 10:02:56 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Obama really did believe that stuff he was saying during the campaign)
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To: culpeper

“It’s gonna be teabagging 24/7 right before the midterm elections in 2010” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLsKt4O4Yw8&feature=related


18 posted on 04/16/2009 10:05:05 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

I watched clips of CNN and was disgusted. They should be ashamed. They should grow up. They should respect the fact that thousands of American’s care enough about their country to get off their backsides and speak up.


19 posted on 04/16/2009 10:05:49 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Build more bombs.)
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To: lewisglad
David Shuster: GOP Going Nuts For Teabagging

I guess the real question is "Does Shuster pitch or catch?"

20 posted on 04/16/2009 10:07:23 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: lewisglad
MSNBC's David Shuster weaved a tapestry of "Animal House" humor Monday as he filled in for Countdown host Keith Olbermann.

The protests, he explained, amount to "Teabagging day for the right wing and they are going nuts for it."

He described the parties as simultaneously "full-throated" and "toothless," and continued: "They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending." Shuster also noted how the protesters "whipped out" the demonstrations this past weekend.

David Shuster : Another self-outed poofter on the queen pmsnbc.

21 posted on 04/16/2009 10:08:18 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: lewisglad

On this point I would have to defer to David Schuster.


22 posted on 04/16/2009 10:15:08 AM PDT by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: lewisglad


I'm sure these three know all about it. LOL
23 posted on 04/16/2009 10:23:24 AM PDT by smartin (The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.)
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To: Made In The USA

Let’s get organized and address the advertisers.
We can Freep


24 posted on 04/16/2009 10:23:38 AM PDT by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: Retired COB

neither...he’s in the corner with a hand down his pants :)


25 posted on 04/16/2009 10:26:19 AM PDT by VanillaBlizzard
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To: lewisglad

When the dimwits in the media cover topics they don’t agree with, they make fun of it. When it’s topics they agree with it’s serious and heartfelt crying....You bunch of rat bastards in the media are all transparent!


26 posted on 04/16/2009 10:36:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lewisglad

Don’t you think it’s interesting how the Left is so informed about the homosexual lifestyle and how much it knows about deviant sexual practices?

When this first came up earlier this week and I heard Rachel Madow smirk about “teabagging,” I as the ignorant religious fundamentalist didn’t get the “joke.”


27 posted on 04/16/2009 10:52:00 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: lewisglad
Rachel Maddow’s segments over the past week with guest, Air America’s Ana Marie Cox, would dissolve all doubt.



Any one with name like Anna Marie COX, (the Air Amerika Twit) should tread lightly around the subject of “teabagging”

The old parable about people who live in glass houses and stones...

28 posted on 04/16/2009 11:27:17 AM PDT by RedMonqey
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To: lewisglad; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: "It's hard to talk when you're teabagging," Cooper explained.

You can bet a ton of three-dollar bills old Anderson... knows first hand how hard it is to talk when you're teabagging or being teabagged!

Perhaps Barney Frank... Photobucket could give a six semester seminar on teabagging for fun and profit.

29 posted on 04/16/2009 11:30:33 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: smartin

You do know all three are members of the Wide Stance?


30 posted on 04/16/2009 11:33:10 AM PDT by Vendome
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To: Bender2

31 posted on 04/16/2009 11:34:01 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Vendome

Of course! LOL


32 posted on 04/16/2009 11:59:14 AM PDT by smartin (The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.)
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To: lewisglad

So, it’s bigoted to ridicule homosexuals but not bigoted to accuse those one doesn’t like of being homosexuals? Sounds like even an idiot like Anderson Cooper knows being a homosexual is disgusting thing to be.


33 posted on 04/16/2009 12:00:40 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: lewisglad
One wonders why these twerps are so obsessed with tea bags.


34 posted on 04/16/2009 12:12:02 PM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: Bender2

Bunch of cretins!!


35 posted on 04/16/2009 1:44:17 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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