Good point being raised by Amy Holmes on Reliable Sources this weekend.
Last year during the heyday of the Tea Party the media (not including Fox News) devoted a notable amount of time remarking on how the group was largely made up of white people.
The recent coverage on the union protests in Wisconsin fail to point out its a similar demographic.
But I think you could also point out that the mainstream media covered the Tea Party far differently than it covered the Wisconsin protesters. You don’t see the mainstream media pointing out that it’s a largely white crowd, or that these are folks who make more than your median private employee. Sop, the media didn’t seem to have any problem with those demographics where they did with the Tea Party.
The segment, in case you’re wondering, was ostensibly about how the cable channels have taken sides in their coverage of the union protests. So yeah, trying to contain your shock. Vid below.
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