CNN Tea Party Republican Debate is Total Embarrassing Propaganda

Announcer: The David Pakman Show at David Pakman: Welcome to The David Pakman
Show. I’m David Pakman. You know, I was watching the CNN/Tea Party Express debate, and from
the very start, I mean, I would say two to three seconds in, I realized we were in for
a ridiculous, propaganda-laced charade, essentially. And I’ll show you what I mean, because the
first few seconds were this incredible introduction video that was done around it. Now, you have
to ask yourself, if you’re CNN, why would you really want to do a Tea Party debate?
Why associate yourself with a group that, well, do we really have to go into it? I think
if anybody actually likes the Tea Party, they would just disagree with me. I’m not going
to convince anyone with my opinion of why CNN, a presumably, what, objective journalism
outlet… Louis Motamedi: They’re objective, and they
have to give everyone equal time, right? David: Well, but the idea that you have to
align yourself with a group like the Tea Party, which is downright… we know about… we
know about their racial makeup, we know about their views, we know all this stuff about
the Tea Party; I don’t understand why CNN would align themselves. Natan doesn’t really
seem to agree with me on this. Natan Pakman: I mean, how are they aligning
themselves with the Tea Party by just calling the debate the Tea Party Debate? David: Because they’re saying let’s come together,
and CNN as an organization thinks that the Tea Party is legitimate to a degree that this
would be the CNN/Tea Party debate, and the Tea Party as constituents should command a
debate on one of the major cable networks of the United States. Louis: Well, I mean… David: And listen, if CNN believes that, that’s
fine, but don’t say that it’s just completely a center, unbiased decision to align yourselves
with that group. Louis: I mean, they’re a political entity,
and so why can’t they just have airtime like everyone else? I mean, how is CNN aligning
themselves with the Tea Party? David: They’re saying here is a debate which
is the Tea Party and CNN. We are doing this together because both groups are legitimate.
It’s very important that CNN do a debate, and it’s just as important that the Tea Party
be involved in such a debate, because they are arbiters, in some way, of the political
system of the United States. Louis: If I worked for CNN, I’d say hey, you
know what? This’ll probably be good for ratings. People would want to watch this, why not do
it? David: OK, but hold on a second. If the Tea–
if instead of the Tea Party, it was the CNN/Green Party debate, right, or not Green… actually,
no, not Green Party, let me take that back. It was the Environmentalists/CNN Debate, right?
There was an environmentalist movement that was somewhat structured, but not, and it wasn’t
a party per se, it was just part… you know, the environmentalist movement within the Democratic
Party, and they said that’s such an important thing, you know what we would be hearing from
the right? Wait a second, the group that is cosponsoring this debate believes as a point
of fact that evolution is real. They believe as a point of fact that climate change is
man-made, when those things are all in question. This is a biased debate. By aligning themselves
with that group, CNN is saying we buy into all of that. You know we would hear that. Louis: We would, of course. David: So why would we not say CNN is in some
way also saying the Tea Party, its– the movement and its points of view are legitimate in terms
of mainstream politics? I know some people agree with that; I don’t. Louis: I think they’re just saying it’s a…
it’s a trend right now that people are interested in, so we’re going to air this. David: That’s all you think? You don’t go
any further with it? Louis: I really think it’s that simple, yeah. David: Well, if you’re watching or listening,
you tell me what you think, [email protected] Here’s the introduction, making this into
a reality show, essentially, of a debate. Incredible. CNN Announcer: Tonight, eight Republicans
one goal: to win the White House and kick Barack Obama out. Cheering them on: their powerful allies and
fierce critics, the grassroots movement putting a bold stamp on this election: David: OK, first of all, not a grassroots
movement, not a grassroots movement, nothing grassroots about the Tea Party. So that’s
just… that’s just not true. We know about the corporate interests astroturfing the Tea
Party, right, number one. So now we just have flat-out untruth. CNN Announcer: … the Tea Party. Tonight’s
players: Mitt Romney: I love America. I’ll fight for
America. CNN Announcer: Mitt Romney, the early frontrunner. Romney: Obamacare. CNN Announcer: Focused on attacking the president,
now turning his attention to a more immediate opponent: Rick Perry: I’m gonna be a pro-business president,
and I’m not gonna make any apologies about it. CNN Announcer: Rick Perry, the newcomer. He
got a late start, then surged to the front of the pack, with a conservative voice folksy
and brash. Michele Bachmann, the firebrand. Michele Bachmann: We’re here to win. CNN Announcer: She aced an early test in Iowa,
proving she’s a top-tier contender, as well as a lightning rod. David: By the way, what I’m paying attention
to here is that this is… this is not something you would expect to see on CNN. This is what
you would expect to see a video from the Republican Party, or from the Tea Party, more likely,
OK, talking about the importance and how the Tea Party is… are both the harshest critics,
but also at the same time those who decide who will get in, and they wield the power.
This is propaganda, ladies and gentlemen. CNN Announcer: The rest of the field is searching
a breakthrough. John Huntsman, the diplomat, carving a more moderate path to try to defeat
his ex-boss, the president. Ron Paul, the libertarian, billing himself… David: All right, I think we’re done with
this. You get the idea here. We have a… this is a reality show, a biased reality show. Natan: No, it’s more like a comic book adaptation
where each superhero has his own label, like “The Libertarian”. David: It also is… Louis: The Justice League. David: “The Firebrand”. It’s… this… it’s
unbelievable what’s going on. Does this change your view at all about this debate, now that
you’ve seen this propaganda video that they used to open it? Louis: No, I really still think it’s all about
ratings. David: Really? Louis: Yeah. David: All right. Well, I don’t know. Let’s
assume it– hold on a second. If it is all about ratings, does that excuse anything?
I thought what we wanted here was journalism and to hear from candidates. If it’s about
ratings, then it’s OK to run a Tea Party propaganda video? Louis: CNN is a business. David: OK, go ahead, Natan. Natan: You could argue that even if it’s…
if CNN is doing this just for ratings, the fact that they wouldn’t do it if the same
equivalent situation were on the Democratic side, like say with what you were… the example
you were giving like with the Environmental Party, that means that something unfair is
going on even though it’s not conscious. David: For sure. No, I think it’s… I think
what is going on is conscious, which is that the default for the corporate mainstream media
is that the center is actually the right. If you even give an equal playing field in
this sense to some conservative group that would be just as far to the left as the Tea
Party is to the right, I know the Tea Party is very, very far to the right, they would
be branded as a liberal network– they’re just in the tank on the liberal side. However,
you have a Tea Party debate and propaganda introduction, and it’s just fine. It’s what
it is. Louis: Well, we don’t really see any groups,
at least none that pick up steam like Tea Party, right, on the left. I mean, these things
just don’t happen. David: Well, but the question is why don’t
they? Why don’t they? Because the mainstream media will report on a 50-person Tea Party
rally as if it’s the revolution– as if it’s the actual Tea Party. Louis: OK, fine, and there are no corporations
backing any movements like this on the left, right? David: Right, corporations, exactly. Louis: OK, that’s fine, but it does not change
the fact that this is good TV. David: Was it good TV? The introduction… Louis: A lot of people… I mean, hey, we…
well, look, we’re playing it on our show. David: OK, I want to get to something from
the… Louis: Because it fascinates people. Whether
you like it or whether you hate it, it fascinates people. Transcript provided by Subscriptorium Multimedia
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  1. I honestly don't know why anyone with a brain stem or any compassion for people at all would align themselves with the tea party.

  2. @justjulie37 Because they're a TV channel, and dumb-ass republicans watch TV too. I never understood why people watched Friends.

  3. It's all entertainment. The concept of the "Fourth Estate" is completely and utterly obliterated. It's demise is sad but was probably inevitable due to the fact that, as Louis pointed out, they (the news programs) are businesses.

  4. CNN choosing the Tea Party as their sponsor for that debate was the journailistic coup of the century because it brought out the true face of the republican party: "freedom = Let Them Die!"

  5. This should been the intro:
    Romney- the Mormon, thinks Jews lived in Mexico and Jesus let Native Americans stick their fingers in His Stigmata.
    Perry- Dominionist anointed one, prayed for rain, his state caught on fire instead.
    Bachmann- the antigay bigot, married a deeply self hating gay man.
    Huntsman- see Romney.
    Paul- The senile old fool.
    Gingrich- The serial adulterer who abandoned his wife in the middle of her fight with cancer.
    Santorum- just Google it.
    Cain- Three page bill Herman.

  6. I watch this show, TYT, Thom Hartman and RT, I am from the UK and sometimes it just hits me as this isnt just some reality TV show, this is actually american politics.

  7. Cain said he would bring a sense of humour to the white house, can you imagine him making a speech dressed as a clown, or shaking some middle eastern dictators hand wearing an electric shock ring.

  8. David thinks we live in an actual democracy instead of of a corporate controlled theatrical performance that pretends to be a government.

    CNN is running the whole "depate" thing as a long-standing free commercial promoting conservatism. There is no real valid reason to cover a Republican party "debate" months before the first primary and certainly not one every other week.

  9. @DcEatsItsYoung I was about to make the same point you did but you put it so much better than I could've. It's propaganda and it's shamelessly biased but they sank to that same level for the same reason most corporate media sinks to that level–for ratings and profit. They are both right.

  10. SO the argument will also be principles or business? Fuck business if it removes principled reasoning and action. We need to regulate business and if they are not contributing something to the public interest, then they don't get a license. We need the Fairness Doctrine back to have our point of view in the media, otherwise it costs too much and we will be rolled over like we don't matter… happening already.. Better grab your history and put it under lock and go see what went missing.

  11. Parkman is so ignorant about what the tea party actually is that he wouldn't recognize it if it sat in his lap and called him daddy… Amazing how the youth in this country can be so easily manipulated.

  12. sigh… it's really not that complicated. CNN wants ratings and the tea party is the jersey shore equivalent for politics. If the liberals could grow some balls too they would get more air time.

  13. lol, this video is such a joke. Maybe you should search on youtube how the tea party started". It was 100% started by grassroots by Ron Paul supporters, and then later highjacked by neocons (ex democrat) republicans. Here, let me just give you the link


  14. Here is an answer to David's question: Because the union leaders who are supposed to be "the backbone" of the Democratic party are wading in it just as much as other special interests. After they threw their support behind the hideous Keystone XL Pipeline project and threw their support behind the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, would you trust them to look out for you best interest? The main reason that union support has steadily been declining is because they are now seen as a special interest group.

  15. Louis is wrong about his theory behind CNN's business plan (or if he's right, then CNN is incredibly stupid). Did he forget that the Tea Party is at its highest disapproval rating ever? Did he forget that the Tea Party is basically nonexistant now that they are no longer needed to grease the Republican machine?

  16. Absolutely everything you say can be turned on it's head and applied to the liberal/progressive party. You CAN'T see past your biased blinders. You don't even know the history of your own progressive/fascist party – ala Benitto Musolini.

  17. a lot of ron paul supporters. a lot of tea party talk. some their poltical ideas sound good, but their social ideals are pure bigotry. get the politicians out of our social/religious issues, let citizens be citizens with their own victimless actions, and let congress focus on the economy, education, infrastructure and stop outsourcing for the corporate good. being gay or abortion is no one elses business. i like commom, realistic goals…let the tea party join occupy wall street!

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