The Truth about the Original Tea Party

Thom Hartmann is one of the few people in the media who offers real insight. This relatively short video is one of the better examples of historical analysis I’ve come across. The only other media person I’ve seen talk about this same issue is Cenk Uygur who is another insightful commentater outside of the mainstream.

Why doesn’t the mainstream media report important factual information such as this? Are most media people as ignorant as the average American?

It saddens me that Tea Party protesters are uninformed and misinformed, but it’s understandable considering the state of education and media in this country. I take my humor where I can get it. It’s quite funny that Tea Party protesters named themselves Teabaggers without knowing what the term meant. Still, I’m surprised that more of them aren’t curious about American history (and I don’t mean reading rightwing extremists such as Cleon Skousen).