View Poll Results: Should the media have made the tea-bagging jokes?

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  • Yes, they were in good fun or figuratively true (and I am more conservative)

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  • Yes, they were in good fun or figuratively true (and I am more liberal)

    3 21.43%
  • No, they were crude/childish (and I am more conservative)

    6 42.86%
  • No, they were crude/childish (and I am more liberal)

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  • I don't care or don't know

    4 28.57%
  • What is tea-bagging and why is this a big deal?

    1 7.14%
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    Tea Bagging the news?

    Ok, so we have a thread that touches upon this, but I wanted to be able to go into more detail without going off topic:

    During the tea parties, many news channels took the opportunity to blast anyone who had opposing views by using childish and crude humor.

    Instead of calling them "tea-parties", giving the demonstrations any merit by comparing them to a part of our history, they called them "tea-bagging parties".

    From my understanding, the media was who started this misnomer (though correct me if they were continuing a joke based on someones misspoken words),

    For a good example read this:
    FOXNews.com - Mainstream Media Sneers at Tea Party Protests - Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld
    I know it is Fox news, but you can just read the transcript parts to see what I mean.

    So my question to you is this: Is it right for the media to make jokes about these people seemingly because these people have different views than Obama? Is the media fine and free to say this kind of stuff? Whats the deal?
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    If anyone knows how hard it is to talk while tea-bagging, it would be Anderson Cooper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
    If anyone knows how hard it is to talk while tea-bagging, it would be Anderson Cooper.
    Well, he gets tea-bagged.

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    Thanks for the clarification TRB. . .
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    It is getting a little old watching the more culturally conscious members of the media making fun of the clueless wingnuts, though. This is just too easy.
    I've viewed 1 video where the tea-baggers were acting inline with nazis. Burn books! (on evolution) amongst other inane ideas inline with Nazi thoughts. It was rather funny.

    I think the mainstream media is calling it as they see it along with the rest of us having a laugh at these misinformed and misguided folks.
    Comrade PhysioProf walked through one of these wackaloon teabagger parties yesterday. Looking at and listening to the people in attendance, it was abundantly clear that they represent the most ignorant stone-cold-fucking-stupid dregs of the dregs of remaining sewage of the sick-fuck right wing of American society. These selfish whiny pig people are repugnant to decent Americans.
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    So, because they have different views than you, it is ok to try to publicly humiliate them? What if a group was trying to burn religious books, should I publicly humiliate them with crude humor on national television?

    There will always be stupid people. Why must everyone else sink to their level?

    And what about the thousands of people that were protesting one of the largest spending sprees in the world by the president? Are they also "tea-baggers" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by butch81385 View Post
    So, because they have different views than you, it is ok to try to publicly humiliate them? What if a group was trying to burn religious books, should I publicly humiliate them with crude humor on national television?
    Have you read any of beemer's threads?
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    His comments show that he is OK with the media commenting (or joking, or harassing) the people he does not like, but does his point of view change if they are people who share his agenda?
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    /me wonders more if they even knew what they were saying had another meaning.

    The media just doesn't get these memes. Reading what Fox New's reply was, they clearly don't understand what tea-bagging is.

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    EX, you don't think that they said it intentionally?!?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by MSNBC Video (emphasis added)
    DAVID SHUSTER, HOST: It's going to be tea-bagging day for the right-wing and they're going nuts for it. Thousands of them whipped out the festivities early this past weekend and, while the parties are officially toothless, the tea-baggers are full-throated about their goals. They want to give President Obama a strong tongue-lashing and lick government spending-spending they did not oppose when they were under presidents Bush and Reagan.

    We can only speculate why widespread tea-bagging made Cavuto think of the Million Man March, unless he got them confused with Dick Armey. And in Cavuto's defense, if you are planning simultaneous tea-bagging all around the country, you're going to need a Dick Armey.
    regardless of whether Fox knows the "proper procedure" for tea bagging is not the point. The point is that the other media outlets (like MSNBC) definitely knew the meaning of what they were saying.
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    Thye knew full well what they were saying. Funny stuff really.

    I can only imagine the outrage from the left if they were describing a liberal event this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
    Thye knew full well what they were saying. Funny stuff really.

    I can only imagine the outrage from the left if they were describing a liberal event this way.
    If what you typically post is an indication of the capabilities of your imagination, I've no doubt you can!

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    Don't give up your day job gomer.
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    Come on Butch. These tea-baggers are drinking the GOP come-back kool-aid.

    Found the video with the book burning shout out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomer View Post
    Don't stop dreaming big dreams!
    My dreams died many years ago.
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    Regardless of who did and didn't notice, the advertisers will take notice.

    The bad taste is evident because they see Fox News leading them farther and farther in the ratings and they don't know how to stop it, nor how to market against it.

    So they are hoping beyond hope that falling into their comfort zone of the liberal fringe will save them. It won't. It didn't save the print media.
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    i think beemer is against religious book burning as i am, it's the principle of the thing, don't burn books because the message you send it always bad

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    What I see as amusing is that the "liberal" media/movement consider in an egotistic fashion that they are the intellectual elite, yet they had to resort to low brow, crude humor.

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    I'm sure the "liberal media/movement and intellectual elite", thank the Conservative movement for being the best straight man ever! The gift that keeps on giving.
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