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The Tea Party was the key in raising awareness -- America that we are on an unsustainable fiscal path.
As a result the have been portrayed as racist not -- but much of the mainstream media.
Meanwhile the folks at the occupy Wall Street rallies have been portrayed by the same media as the conscience of the nation.
Which is why this terrible incident has barely been reported watch what happens.
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-- -- -- -- -- Now there are also signs like this would not -- bankers and we're not saying this represents all the folks out there at the occupy Wall Street rally.
Maybe just a small -- the minority but what we are saying is that if the Tea Party did any of this at their rallies they would be blasted.
And as America's struggles find a way out of our fiscal mess is this double standard getting in the way of any progress.
To Richard -- -- He is a writer senior fellow at campaign for America's future which supports the protesters great to see Richard thanks for coming in appreciate it.
Ali -- to be here so why haven't we seen this clip on the nightly news programs.
Well I think the one thing it's a fairly new clip for a for another that guy says in another portion of the video -- Jewish so that complicates call it I think also says He was -- he's houses He was a he's a white America He says He was a Puerto Rican He said -- a lot it was a lot of big.
Welcome back JW I have found him -- kind of standing there with signs that are supportive of a -- can hear in the background people shouting.
Slogans and such of support.
You know what else He says -- He says I'm not on drugs and you know my experience is that when somebody has a way their assets are are -- in a you know -- out of -- so.
I I'll tell you I'd be a lot more concerned if He was walking around with a sign that was anti Semitic or racist.
And the other demonstrators that and column out about it well that you gotta look.
Markets a fair point -- but -- but the main point here is that if this had been a Tea Party we had heard.
The N word or we had heard somebody with a similar got a diatribe you want averted on that and the mainstream media time and again.
This came out by the way -- several days ago it's not it's not something happen overnight.
So they've had the mainstream -- had plenty of time to put it out but they haven't isn't there a double standard.
Well you know there are double standards all over the place I mean you know if you talk to people on the -- right.
Absolutely not but if you talk to people on the left they'll say their demonstrations never get covered in and the right has a whole network of their own analysts they would edge.
But you know so everybody's got a grievance here I think the New York Times has been doing.
A pretty good hatchet job on these demonstrators so.
-- -- look I have never gonna be want to doubt.
Or whatever they dominate -- courage I'll read some of the first week's coverage -- -- her hand up.
-- you know I would say -- that.
Look I'm never gonna defend it.
The that mainstream media as being you know the defenders of all that's good and true right but you know the real point here is I think.
What I'd like to see is these guys sitting down and talking with some rank and file Tea Party years that I think they have a lot has seen grievance.
Which is one of the organizers of this thing and you have the president now trying to.
To -- to former coalition of all these groups which include a lot of bad apples are people and I would say are bad apples.
I don't particularly think the world social this is a group that the president should associated with -- himself with don't you think that's a mistake -- the president.
Well you know I always try to stay away from guilt by association this one knows that one knows that one knows that -- But you know I hate what they're like organizers I mean it's not it's not that's what it's not ten degrees of separation here.
Well you know I mean look at the Tea Party in those guys have legitimate grievances.
The but you know they're getting organized by Dick Armey from the Republican Party I don't affiliate with a party I'm not about it well that's a you're not you're not relating to Republican Party you're putting them on the same level as the world socialist organization aria.
-- -- -- No no I I think historically they've been a much more legitimate.
And I was a contractor under the first Bush Administration to this great department so so I -- -- -- no I'm not his saying that historically -- equivalent.
And look at CNN right now sponsoring it -- party debate.
And Wolf Blitzer saying we consulted with fifty Tea Party groups so I think they're getting that coverage -- they want I.
So these guys and I think I'd sure your well and I think I heard you admit that if if in fact you have -- -- that kind of craziness happened at a Tea Party rally it would be news all over right.
Well sometimes yes sometimes now looking out.
But but yeah.
Look I just think people ought to talk about this stuff I got a little hot water yesterday because I said.
They are but Hank Williams junior back on that ES Indiana I think it's a little sort of jobs number -- -- Diddy -- I didn't hear that -- but I think if somebody says something dumber offensive you say hey man that was dumb and offensive you don't say you're fired.
Fair and so I take Hank Williams -- -- -- -- top -- -- he's not.
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