Olbermann vs. the Tea Parties
Michael Calderone recaps an amusing spat between MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Mediaite.com, after the gossipy website ran an item about the Dallas Tea Party’s video knocking MSNBC for its all-white line-up of hosts. The headline is Olbermann’s criticism of Dan Abrams; the part that interests me is just how much attention the Dallas Tea Party — one of the more media-savvy local groups in the movement — got for a simple and apples-and-oranges video. I think the Atlantic’s John Hudson offered the strangest take on the video:
However often the left makes the charge, the right is quick to rebut that the Democratic leadership–let alone the MSNBC line-up–are hardly bastions of racial diversity.
In case you’ve forgotten, the Democratic Party is led by this guy. I don’t think it matters, but suggesting that the Tea Party movement is not, like the Republican Party, less racially diverse than America as a whole, should really not be controversial.