The Tea Party Convention started today and it seems like all the major outlets are covering it. It is funny that when close to two million Tea Partiers marched on Washington back in September, few news outlets could be bothered, but for this smaller event everyone is there. I guess we can chalk this up to being another Scott Brown benefit.
As we would expect, the mainstream media has to cover the event from their own angles rather than simply report what is there. It seems most of the mainstream media is focusing in on Tom Tomcredo’s comments about John McCain and his calling Obama voters dumb. The media also is pushing the whole Palin speaking fee and the ticket price stories.
One interesting thing is that they are actually admitting that there are everyday people in attendance, unlike at the early Tea Parties where the focus was solely on the fringe elements.
For first hand accounts of the Tea Party Convention, check out these two bloggers who are there on the ground.
Don at American Power, while not on the ground, is over this story.
Via: ABC News