Why you say? Well at least most sane people know by now that Fox News cant be trusted and any story they push has a political motivation to hurt President Obama and exacerbate racial tensions. Can you spell A-R-I-Z-O-N-A?
You probably think I'm crazy, or that the headline you just saw is blasphemy, how can Fox News not be guilty of this ugly sin, they coordinated with Breitbart, posted the story and ran it non-stop on a loop while CNN gave Sherrod the opportunity to explain and defend herself, not only that they also were the first ones to actually call the farmer and found out he actually is friends with Sherrod.
All of that is true, but it is also true that CNN has been legitimizing fringe elements of the Tea Party like Erik Erikson of RedState and Andrew Breitbart. It is when this voices of HATE and DIVISION are pushed into the public eye as "mainstream" that a disservice is done to America and the world as a whole, and this is the root cause of Sherrod being in the position that she is in now.
I am all for having different viewpoints in any discussion but why do you have to kowtow to extremists? Why do you have to quote what Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck said when you know their only motivations are HATE and DIVISION?
I'm all for freedom of speech and if you have a point of view that is different from someone else you have the right to be heard, but there are different kinds of speech in society, there is acceptable and unacceptable and some of the things the Tea Party have said and done are unacceptable yet in news broadcasts like those of CNN they are threated with KID GLOVES, their blatantly racist actions are "DISCUSSED" and not "ABHORRED" as they should be.
This elements of the extreme right should be made to answer for the reality of their actions and not given a platform for the promotion and acceptance of their lies.
So this week CNN has sold themselves as the "FAIR and BALANCED" alternative to Fox News. The problem for CNN is that it's always easier to say you are fair than to be fair and it's always easier to say you are balanced than to actually be balanced.
What cause has the Tea Party helped in that is not controversial or does not advance HATE and DIVISION in America? I dare the geniuses @ CNN to name one, just one... I'm waiting.
Seriously, why is the Tea Party deserving of so much more airtime than similar groups and organizations on the left that instead of ginning up hate and hateful rhetoric such as "DEATH PANELS" are helping causes such as the plight of the people in Gulf due to the BP Oil Spill.
Yea I know a story of a bunch of "hippies" helping wild life and cleanup the gulf is not as sexy or ratings boosting as a bunch of haters throwing bricks through windows, sadly thats the America we live in... correction that's the America CNN portrays us to be... and I beg to differ.