Check out CNN’s Susan Roesgen piece on a Tax Day tea party protest.
I’m not defending the guy comparing Obama with Hitler, that was inappropriate. This wasn’t a surprising tactic though as it was expected that some in the media were going to discredit this movement. So let’s take the extreme fringe element and try to make him the face of the tea party.
Then the other tactic is to belittle, as we can see in the absolute sophomoric behavior from Keith Olbermann (not surprising there), Anderson Cooper, and MSN’s obsession with “teabagging” (which is a slang term referring to oral sex). No one at yesterday’s event in Des Moines referred to this as teabagging.