CNN Salutes the 'Coffee Party'

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Published March 16, 2010

| FoxNews.com

It was a movement that rocked the political landscape, changing forever the way we looked at our nation.

Am I talking about the anti-war movement in the Sixties? Nope. The peaceful Tea Party rallies? Nada. The march for sequential hermaphrodite rights? You're close, but no.

I speak of the "Coffee Party" movement which swung into action — of some sort — over the weekend. It was greeted with amazing fanfare... at least on CNN.

Here's some tape to fill up time.

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CNN REPORTER: The national group has taken off; weekly meetings around the country from St. Louis, to D.C. to Knoxville Tennessee.

Members lean to the left and share common goals: Stop the shouting and get things done in Washington.

The Coffee movement now has more than 60 groups nationwide and on Facebook the number of fans has grown from 9,000 members to more than 90,000 in the last three weeks.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

Isn't that delightful!

Now compare that delicious coverage with the way CNN treated the Tea Partiers at their inception.

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UNIDENTIFIED TEA PARTY PROTESTER: Lincoln believed that people had the right to share in the fruits of their own labor and that government should not take it. And we have clearly gotten to that point.

(CROSSTALK)

CNN CORRESPONDENT SUSAN ROESGEN: Did you know that the state of Lincoln gets $50 billion out of these stimulus? That's $50 billion for this state, sir.

UNIDENTIFIED TEA PARTY PROTESTER: Ma'am — ma'am — ma'am — I — I — I can you stop this, sir?

(CROSSTALK)

ROESGEN: Well, Kiran we'll move on over here. I think you get the general tenor of this. It's anti-government, anti-CNN since this is highly promoted by the right-wing conservative network Fox.

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That's what experts on stark contrasts call a stark contrast.

Anyway, let me show you — even more — why CNN's coverage is so odd.

Here is a shot of a Tea Party protest from last September.

And now here's one coffee event from D.C.

So, why would CNN choose to ridicule a movement of perhaps hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors, but canonize a coffee klatch of Doonsbury fans? Could it be that CNN wishes the numbers were reversed? Probably.

But when I look at that photo of those nice folks drinking coffee, I'm thinking: That's not a movement. The only movement I see coming is what follows those Frappuccinos. Seriously, they're more like crappachinos, am I right?

And if you disagree with me, you're a homophobic racist who eats puppies.

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